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Law: Sources of law

The subject hub for the Bodleian Law Library's online subject & research guides
Subjects: Law

National Constitutions

The guide below starts with help on where to find the text of constitutions online, before moving on to other aspects of constitutional law

Treaties, international conventions and agreements

The guide below starts with help on where to find the text of treaties online, before moving on to other aspects of treaty law & practice both in print and online

National, Federal, State & Provincial Legislation

The guide below is principally designed to help holders of an Oxford Single Sign On username and password (Oxford SSO) discover which databases are best to find the text of an act/statute/statutory instrument or code etc for those jurisdictions most commonly studied at Oxford.

It does, however,  also act as a mediated portal to reliable sites on which national governments, IGOs, the Free Access to Law Movement etc have made legislation freely accessible on the web.

Case law: the decisions of courts and tribunals, and the awards of arbitrators

If you are looking for the court decisions of other jurisdictions or legal traditions, please see if we have a guide to the country which might help: