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.

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.

Portal to legal materials of the EU, updated daily. 
UK, English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish legislation.


Factiva provides access to 3,500 newspapers, 4,200 journals and magazines. It is useful for news and commentary on legal issues and cases. Library subscription does not include access to the Factiva app.

Journal article databases

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

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.

Web of Science
A multidisciplinary database which indexes international scholarly literature. It Includes the Science citation index, Social Science Citation index, Arts and Humanities citation index and Conference Proceedings Citation indexes.


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