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Law Library: Databases/e-resources/articles/journals

Alastair Kerr Law Library Resources

Multidisciplinary databases

Off-campus users (staff and students) should note that they will be prompted for a staff/student barcode and PIN in order to access the library resources.

If you do not have access please register here for your "My Library account"   - note that you must select your own PIN & that you must be registered for the current year as a Library user

Journals by publisher

Rhodes users have access to collections of journals from these publishers.

We recommend that, instead of searching individual publisher databases, that you search across publishers using the databases (in particular, Ebscohost, Scopus, ScienceDirect, & Web of Science) listed above




Legal Databases

 HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 178 million pages and 270,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,700 law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of academic journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. Presidents, and much more.

Legal Abbreviations

 Cardiff Index to Legal abbreviations
This site offers abbreviations for law report series, journals and some statutes. Searching is by title or abbreviation.The Index is under continuous development with new abbreviations and titles being added on a regular basis.

Finding online journals

A-Z via SFX           

Enter journal title


Open Access journals

The Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal published once a year in collaboration with The Open University School of Law and is the official journal of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA).

Useful Multidisciplinary Databases & e-rources

File:Full Star Yellow.svg - Wikimedia CommonsWeb of Science Tutorials

To learn more about how to use the Web of Science and Scopus Databases for Research Evaluation see the Citation Analysis & Research Impact LibGuide