Law databases

Practical Law
Practical Law is a database of legal know-how. Content includes practice notes, standard documents and clauses, legal checklists, toolkits, updates and state-specific legal guidance.

LexisNexis Butterworths Academic Tax Library
LexisLibrary includes banking, finance and accounting related law. It includes the most up to date UK legislation available, the largest number of case law documents, a comprehensive collection of forms and precedents and it includes a solid collection of legal journals.

Freely available law resources

BAILII: British and Irish Legal Information Institute
Baili contains British and Irish case law and legislation, European Union case law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related British and Irish material. It includes primary case law.

EUR-Lex
Portal to legal materials of the EU, updated daily.

Legislation.gov.uk 
UK, English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish legislation.

News

Factiva
Factiva provides access to 3,500 newspapers, 4,200 journals and magazines. It is useful for news and commentary on legal issues and cases.

Journal article databases

Humanities Index
Includes international humanities journals and magazines covering law and philosophy.

Web of Science: The Social Sciences Citation Index
Covers law, philosophy, social issues and sociology.

PsycINFO
An abstract and indexing database of peer-reviewed literature in psychology, including related disciplines such as medicine, law, social work, neuroscience, business, nursing, forensics and engineering.

Books

A dictionary of law 

A dictionary of law enforcement 

The new Oxford companion to law 

Law: a very short introduction 

Human rights: a very short introduction 

Philosophy of law: a very short introduction 

Medical law: a very short introduction