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Getting Started in Research for a Thesis: Research Databases

This guide will help law PhD and MPhil students to begin their legal research using the University Library's resources

Legal databases

The Law Library has arranged the legal research databases by the following categories:

Alphabetical list:

The most comprehensive list of legal databases both subscription and free.

By type 

selected databases most useful for legal research by publication type, such as journal articles, commentary, cases, legislation.

By subject  

Locate and Refine

Refine/Narrow your results

Example from Index to Legal Periodicals and Books Full Text:                                           

  • Peer reviewed journals
  • Scholarly/academic journals
  • Source types
  • Publication title
  • Subject
  • Geography (Jurisdiction)
  • Language
  • Publication date