This guide is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford studying the rights, legal status, and laws relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) individuals, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.
Use this guide to find out about sources and commentary for LGBTI law and queer legal theory, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.
Among the online resources available to holders of an Oxford SSO are:
Useful sites on the free web
Finding your way around the Law Bod.
You are always very welcome to ask librarians for directions once you are here - we are larger than we look, with an open shelf collection spreading over 4 floors.
If you are looking for books on the applicable law in England & Wales, these will be on Level 2 (the entrance level). A good starting point might be be Halsbury's Laws. This is the authoritative encyclopaedia of law in England and Wales, and among its many volumes are:
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The main subject volumes will give you a concise overview of the law, while the footnotes will direct you to the most important cases, legislation and commentary in that area. The print volumes are at KZ 1 on Level 2. Use the Cumulative Supplement to check for any new developments in the law since the volume was printed Holders of an Oxford SSO can access Halsbury's Laws electronically via LexisLibrary.
For more guidance, please visit the Books page in this guide.
Also on Level 2 (entrance level)
A section with shelf marks starting General which has comparative legal studies.
A section with shelf marks starting Jurisp which has monographs on legal philosophy.
Subject searches to use in SOLO. The results will include both print and electronic resources
Gays -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Homosexuality- law and legislation
Sex discrimination -- Law and legislation
Homophobia - law and legislation
Gay liberation movement
Sex -- Religious aspects
Many of the above can be filtered by the addition eg of - History or Cross-cultural studies or Public opinion egt
Sex role -- History; Gender identity -- Cross-cultural studies ; Gay adoption -- Public opinion
If your research interest is in United States law & policy then the Vere Harmsworth Library will also have useful material.
The Bodleian Social Science Library collects both socio-legal material and criminology.
Bodleian History Faculty Library