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The Squire Library subscribes to many on-line legal databases.  In many cases, access is restricted to readers affiliated with Cambridge University School of Law and in certain instances, to any library within the University.

Use of these resources is via one of three routes:

  • Raven Authentication (Shibboleth): This allows single sign-on to numerous services, either with university restricted access and/or secure off-campus access. More information about obtaining a Raven account can be found on the UIS website.

  • IP address: To access the databases using this method, your computer must be connected to the CUDN (Cambridge University Network). More information about the CUDN can found on the CUDN website. Please note that some services work via a more restrictive list of IPs - for example only computers on the Law Faculty network.  Users who are not connected to the CUDN can use the University Information Services (UIS) VPN service to access IP-restricted services.

  • Database specific passwords [DSP]: These are available only to Cambridge Faculty Members and students. If you require access to these resources, you will need to contact the Library reference desk to obtain credentials.

BeckOnline

Contains the Europarecht and Patentrecht plus Modules as well as full text of 12 journals including including Neue Juristische Wochenschrift and Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht.

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Bloomsbury Professional Online

Includes access to practitioner ebooks on family law, banking and finance law, charities, criminal negligence, company and commercial law, employment law, environmental law, insolvency law, local government law, maritime law, mediation, partnerships, pensions, professional negligence property and land law, sports law and UK law.

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The Bluebook

Generations of law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, and other legal professionals have relied on The Bluebook's unique system of citation in their writing. In a diverse and rapidly changing legal profession, The Bluebook continues to provide a systematic method by which members of the profession communicate important information to one another about the sources and legal authorities upon which they rely in their work.

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Business Source Complete

Peer reviewed business journals.

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge Law Reports

International Law Reports 1919-2015. Via CUP. Covers all significant cases of public international law from 1919-2015.

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ICSID Reports

ICSID Reports Vol 1-16. Via CUP. Reports of cases decided under the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States 1965, and related decisions on international protection of investments. (Incorporated in the Cambridge Law Reports.)

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Casetrack

Full text of inter alia Court of Appeal and High Court judgments.

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Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources

Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources" is a British Academy research project at the University of Oxford. Based entirely on original research, the DMLBS is the most comprehensive dictionary of Medieval Latin to have been produced and the first ever to focus on British Medieval Latin. Completed in print in 2013, the DMLBS is a definitive survey of the vocabulary of one of the most important languages in British and European history.

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Dissertation Abstracts

American dissertations from 1861. British and European dissertations from 1988.

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Doctrinal Plus

This service provides access to a wide range of primary and secondary materials, mainly in the French language, with the help files solely in French.

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Factiva

Includes business and general news. News pages include the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and The Economist.

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Foreign Law Guide

Current sources of Codes and legislation of about 160 jurisdictions. Good guide to official sources.

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HeinOnline

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English Reports

Coverage from 1220-1865. Reprint in which the original footnotes are given. The reprint contains over 100,000 cases, representative of 265 separate series of reports, arranged by courts.

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Foreign and International Law Resources Database

Includes Yearbooks, Serials, Digests and International Tribunals/Judicial Decisions.

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Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

Multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in more than 500 legal journals published worldwide.

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Law Journal Library

Image based collection of legal periodicals. Coverage is from the journals' inception and continues to the most current volume.

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Legal Classics Library

Includes early British & Commonwealth titles as well as titles listed in the Bibliography of Early American Law.

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Philip C Jessup Library

Jessup Compendium, including the winning memorials from the Dillard and Baxter awards as well as bench memoranda.

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Treaties & Agreements Library

Full text of several important treaty series.

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US Statutes at Large

Full text access from 1789 - 2007.

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World Constitutions Illustrated

This collection will contain the current constitution of every country in the world in its original language.

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House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

This includes over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present.

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IBFD Tax Research Platform

A portal for cross-border tax expertise, including Corporate Investment Income, Value Added Taxation and EU Law.

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Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

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Index to Legal Periodicals

This currently indexes 1000 mainstream journals with permanent reference value, including some open access law journals, from Common Law jurisdictions. Coverage is from 1981.

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International Encyclopaedia of Ethics

Comprehensive reference work incorporating metaethics, practical ethics and normative ethics

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Investment Arbitration Reporter

Electronic news service tracking cross-border arbitrations between foreign investors and their host goverments.

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Investor-State LawGuide

International Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration. Includes all publicly available decisions and awards where the subject of the claim is an investment treaty.

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Jordan Publishing

The Family Procedure Rules, Family Law Journal, Family Law Reports, Child and Family Law Quarterly, and International Family Law.

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Justis

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European Law

European Court Reports & Celex.

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International Law Reports

Full text of the printed publication International Law Reports from Cambridge University Press. Covers all significant cases of public international law from 1919 to the present day.

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Singapore Law Reports

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Justcite

Cross-referenced index to comprehensive collection of authoritative UK and European legal information.

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Kluwer Arbitration

Major service for international arbitration research. Contains inter alia BITs, Conventions and Decision Summaries. Also included is commentary through books and journals.

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Kluwer Law International

Full text of 18 journals covering European, European Union and International Law. Includes titles such as Common Market Law Review and Journal of World Trade.

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Lawtel

Reported as well as unreported judgments back to 1980 from a range of courts. Provides substantial abstracts.

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Legal Journals Index

From Westlaw. Indexes journal articles since 1986. Mostly on UK law but good coverage of EU, Comparative, International and Civil law jurisdictions.

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Legal Scholarship Network (SSRN)

Access to new scholarship including inter alia law and economics.  Teaching staff may subscribe to electronic journal distributions.  For further information contact Lesley Dingle (lmd25@cam.ac.uk).

Legal Source

Full text access to over 880 scholarly peer reviewed journals from Common Law jurisdictions. Coverage dates back to 1912. (Previously known as "Index to Legal Periodicals" but now includes substantially more content

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Lexis Library/PSL

(training resources at LN Academy)

Lexis Library

ICLR, All England Law Reports, Halsbury's Laws of England, Legislation Service, Newspapers.

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Lexis PSL

Practical guidance for lawyers; practice notes, checklists, forms, precedents, cases, Acts, calculators and links to Butterworths sources.

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The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926

GALE Cengage Learning: provides scholars and students with a digital collection covering the watershed period of legal development during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Manupatra (Indian Legislation and Court Reports)

India's premier legal information resource. The largest content aggregator of Indian and International material, linking primary information, secondary material and proprietary analytical content.

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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

Fully updated online editon of the Encyclopedia of Public International Law published in print between 1991 and 2014

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Northern Ireland: A Divided Community, 1921-1972: Cabinet Papers of the Stormont Administration

Presents a full record of every cabinet meeting for the duration of the Stormont administration, the devolved government of Northern Ireland, 1921-72. Separate files exist for each Cabinet meeting and include minutes and memoranda.

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Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law (OSAIL)

This service provides full text access to reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press (OUP). Titles include Oppenheim’s International Law as well as many of the Oxford Handbooks (e.g. The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication, The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law).

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Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO)

Full text of OUP published books. Also includes books published by Stanford and Chicago University Presses.

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Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL)

International Law in Domestic Courts. A regularly updated repository of cases in international law from over 60 jurisdictions.

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Practical Law Company

Practical Law Company is the leading provider of know-how for lawyers.  (Corporate law sources only)

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Recueil des Cours en ligne

The Hague Academy of International Law Collected Courses Online in private international law and public international law since 1923. Published in the book series "The Hague Academy Collected Courses", now comprising over 320 volumes.

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Social Sciences Citation Index

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Times Digital Archive

Complete digital edition of The Times newspaper (London) with full facsimile images from 1785-1985.

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TradeLawGuide

TradeLawGuide provides nine research tools for comprehensive and granular research of WTO law. Its document collection contains WTO legal agreements and instruments, negotiating history, precursor agreements, all related WTO and pre-WTO case law, dispute documents and other related content.

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Transnational Dispute Management

Peer-reviewed journal publishing on aspects on international arbitration with special focus on investment arbitration.

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UN Online Disc System

Freely available since 1 January 2005. Comprises the full text of all United Nations parliamentary documents, including resolutions and decisions.

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United Nations Treaty Database

Freely available since 18 April 2008. Includes text of bilateral & multilateral treaties published in UN Treaty Series.

FREE ACCESS

Westlaw Australia

Authorised reports including the Commonwealth Law Reports and the Federal Law Reports. Journal content includes the Australian Law Journal and the Property Law Review

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Westlaw UK

UK, US and International Law (including WestlawNext for International resources).  Supported by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Westlaw UK

ICLR, Legislation service, Index to Legal Periodicals.

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Who's Who and Who Was Who

Published every year since 1849, Who's Who is the leading source of up-to-date information about over 33,000 influential people in British public life today. Who Was Who is an invaluable historical archive which collects together the entries of nearly 90,000 people, now deceased, which were included in previous editions of Who's Who.

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WorldTradeLaw.net

Searchable full texts of the WTO and NAFTA agreements, GATT Panel Reports, WTO Panel and  Appellate Reports and Arbitration Decisions and NAFTA Chapter 20 Panel Reports. Also contains excellent dispute settlement commentaries of the WTO Panel and Appellate Body Reports. 

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