By Jurisdiction


Please note: this is a list of commercial databases subscribed to by the University of Melbourne for use by staff and students.
For a general introduction and basic information on the laws of all countries, consult the Foreign Law Guide

Canada Canadian Flag

Note: this is a selected list of subscription resources that the Library subscribes to. For detailed information on researching Canadian law and links to other Canadian law databases, consult the Canadian Law Research Guide.

Quick Cite Case Citator

Quick Cite is the main case citator for Canada. It contains full text of cases from most of the Candaian courts, boards of enquiry and Tribunals. Reported and unreported cases, go back to pre 1940.

Halsbury's Laws of Canada

Large Canadian encyclopaedia covering a wide variety of legal subjects, mostly at an intermediate level.

Hein Online

Includes the Canada Supreme Court Reports and Provincial Statutes of Canada. 

Kluwer Law Online

Kluwer's International Encyclopaedia of Laws covers a range of topic areas. Each area considers a range of jurisdictions, listing the national monographs of a range of countries, written by experts from those countries. There are entries for Canada on constitutional law, and labour law and industrial relations

Lexis.com

Cases (includes national and provincial reporters), legislation (range of federal and provincial), journals and law review.

Westlaw Next

Cases, statutes, Canadian Abridgment (digest and summaries of court decisions), Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, Index to Canadian Legal Literature, journals and law reviews.

Westlaw Next Canada

This databases provides you with a wealth of Canadian primary law, plus commentary and value-added tools.  It includes:  

  • Decisions from Carswell Law report Series.
  • Canada Law Book Report Series and decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada and Privy Council.
  • Annotated legislation and concordances of legislation.
  • KeyCite Canada
  • Canadian Encyclopedic Digest.
  • The Canadian Abridgment.
  • Tribunal decision coverage.
  • Index to Canadian Legal Literature with links to full text.

China China flag

Note: this is a selected list of subscription resources that the Library subscribes to. For detailed information on researching Chinese Law, and links to other Chinese law databases, consult the China page in the China & Hong Kong Legal Research Guide: Introduction to Chinese Legal Research or the Chinese Studies Guide.

PKU Law Full text Full Text

PKU is a bilingual English and Chinese legal database. The database includes a large database of Chinese Case law and all national legislation and administrative regulations promulgated by the State Council from 1949 onwards. It also includes many administrative rules promulgated by Agencies, and important local regulations. Legal news is provided, journal content is available mostly in Mandarin.

China Academic Journals Fulltext Database (CNKI) Full Text

CAJ is the largest full-text database of Chinese journals in the world. It contains more than 9,000 journals starting from 1915, including journal titles on Law and politics.
In Chinese.

China Core Newspapers Full Text database (CNKI) Full Text

Core Newspapers (CCND) selects academic articles from over 500 publicly issues newspapers published in mainland China since 2000.

Kluwer Law Online

Kluwer's International Encyclopaedia of Laws covers a range of topic areas. Each area considers a range of jurisdictions, listing the national monographs of a range of countries, written by experts from those countries. There are entries for China on constitutional law, and labour law and industrial relations.

Westlaw China

This database includes:

  • Laws and regulations 
  • Court cases of mainland China 
  • Current awareness 
  • Articles
  • Legal Glossary
  • Available for both Chinese and English speaking users

EU EU Flag

Note: this is a selected list of subscription resources that the Library subscribes to. For detailed information on researching European Union law and links to relevant databases, consult the European Union Research Guide

Justis EU search Full Text

Justis EU contains official EU documents indexed including legislation, treaties, proposals and conventions.Coverage: 1950 +

Kluwer European Community Law Full Text, Articles

A range of journal titles on EU Community Law and Business on the Kluwer website.

Hein - European Center for Minority Issues Full Text, Articles

EU Minority Issues database Journals including databases and working papers

Westlaw Next

Includes a range of EU materials such as EU treaties and legislation, law reports and journals.

Lexis.com

Includes EU treaties, European Union cases, legislation, patents, and journals.

France France Flag

Note: this is a selected list of subscription resources that the Library subscribes to.

Kluwer Law Online

Kluwer's International Encyclopaedia of Laws covers a range of topic areas. Each area considers a range of jurisdictions, listing the national monographs of a range of countries, written by experts from those countries. There is an entry for France on labour law and industrial relations.

Recueil Le Dalloz Recueil Le Dalloz Username/Password

French legal service, providing cases, news and legislation. Also features encyclopaedic informtation, as well as a case citator.

India Indian Flag

Note: this is a selected list of subscription resources that the Library subscribes to. For detailed information on free sites for this jurisdiction, consult the India page on the Indian Legal Research.

Kluwer Law Online

Kluwer's International Encyclopaedia of Laws covers a range of topic areas. Each area considers a range of jurisdictions, listing the national monographs of a range of countries, written by experts from those countries. There are entries for India on constitutional law, energy law , and labour law and industrial relations.

Lexis.com

Case reports such as Supreme Court of India Cases, Law Reports of India Reported Series and Law Reports of India Unreported Series.

Manupatra Full Text Cases and Legislation

Case law coverage includes full text decisions from the Supreme Court, all High Courts, the Federal Court, Privy Council, and many tribunals. Coverage is mostly from the inception of each Court. Legislation covered includes bare acts, amending acts, repealed legislation, subordinate legislation and bills from all jurisdictions. Primary material is grouped by topic, and secondary material includes annotated acts and commentary.

SCC Online Full Text Cases and Legislation

Cases include the SCC reports, many historic and current state reports, Privy Council appeal reports (such as the Indian Appeals 1836-1949), unreported judgments from the Supreme Court and all 30 State High Courts, and Tribunals and Commission decisions.
Statutes include Central Acts, Ordinances, Rules, Regulations, Orders, Schemes, Notifications, Circulars and Bills. For detailed information on all content, see SCC Online Data Coverage. To login – select IP Access and enter your unimelb email address. Note: the first time you login, you will be asked to register your email address. You will not be asked to do this again, and no password is required.

Indonesia Indonesian Flag

Note: this is a selected list of subscription resources that the Library subscribes to.

HukumOnline (English Version) News and Legislation

Website featuring news and articles about law in Indonesia. The website has 6 sections: Indonesian Legal News; Indonesian Legal Brief; Indonesian Law Digest; Opinion and Articles; the Clinic where users can post questions; and a Forum. You will need a username and a password to gain access.

HukumOnline (Bahasa Indonesian Version) News and Legislation

Website featuring news and articles about law in Indonesia. The website has 5 sections: Awal; Berita; Peraturan; Klinik; Hukumpedia. You will need a username and a password to gain access.

Japan Japanese Flag

Note: this is a selected list of subscription resources that the Library subscribes to. For further information consult the Asian Law Research Guide.

Kluwer Law Online

Kluwer's International Encyclopaedia of Laws covers a range of topic areas. Each area considers a range of jurisdictions, listing the national monographs of a range of countries, written by experts from those countries. There is an entry for Japan on constitutional law.

Latin America

Note: this is a selected list of subscription resources that the Library subscribes to. For detailed information on free sites for this jurisdiction, consult the Latin Laws Portal/Research Guide.

Malaysia Malaysian Flag

Note: this is a selected list of subscription resources that the Library subscribes to. For detailed information on free sites for this jurisdiction, consult the Malaysia page of the Asian Law Research Guide.

CLJ Legal Network Full text, Legislation

Database of Malaysian Law. Click here to get password. You may need to click on "Login as a different user".

Kluwer Law Online

Kluwer's International Encyclopaedia of Laws covers a range of topic areas. Each area considers a range of jurisdictions, listing the national monographs of a range of countries, written by experts from those countries. There are entries for Malaysia on energy law, and labour law and industrial relations.

Lexis.com

Cases, statutes, journals (including Malayan Law Journal Articles database) and Malaysian Court Practice (the standard reference on Civil Procedure in all courts, for lawyers in Malaysia).

New Zealand New Zealand Flag

Note: this is a selected list of subscription resources that the Library subscribes to. For detailed information to free sites for this jurisdiction, consult the New Zealand Law Research Guide.

LexisNexis AU

Includes the case citator, Linxplus NZ and a range of New Zealand law reviews and journals.

Lexis.com

Includes Butterworths Current Law (digest of cases), a range of law reports such as the New Zealand Family Law Reports (NZFLR), New Zealand Law Reports (NZLR), New Zealand Administrative Reports (NZAR) and the New Zealand Law Review.

LexisNexis Academic

Includes the New Zealand Law Reports (NZLR), the New Zealand Family Law Reports (NZFLR) and the New Zealand Administrative Reports (NZAR).

Linxplus

This database includes nearly 100,000 case summaries of judgments.Over 50,000 full text pdf replicas of the original judgments are available from 1990 onwards from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court. Linxplus NZ can also be searched by broad topic.

Westlaw AU

Cases, statutes, journals and the Yearbook of New Zealand Jurisprudence.

Westlaw Next

A range of law reviews, bar journals and legal periodicals

Scotland Scotland Flag

Note: this is a selected list of subscription resources that the Library subscribes to. For detailed information on researching UK Law, and links to other UK law databases, consult the United Kingdom Legal Research Guide.

Justis Cases Full Text

Scottish Civil Law Reports, Criminal case reports

Hein – Scottish Legal Collection Full Text, Legislation

A variety of works on Scottish Legal History, featuring works of the Stair Society

Lexis.com

Includes United Kingdom Scots Law - Legal Journals Index, Scots Law Times, Session Cases, United Kingdom Scots Law In Force, United Kingdom Scots Law Legislation Locator United Kingdom Scots Law Statutes, United Kingdom Scots Law Statutory Instruments.

Westlaw Next

Includes caes reports (such as the All Scottish Reported and Unreported Cases, Scottish Session Cases), statutes and statutory instruments.

Singapore Singapore Flag

Note: this is a selected list of subscription resources that the Library subscribes to. For detailed information on free sites for this jurisdiction, consult the Singapore page of the Asian Law Research Guide.

Kluwer Law Online

Kluwer's International Encyclopaedia of Laws covers a range of topic areas. Each area considers a range of jurisdictions, listing the national monographs of a range of countries, written by experts from those countries. There are entries for Singapore on constitutional law, and labour law and industrial relations.

LawNet Journal Articles, Cases, Legislation, Commentary - Full text

Includes case law, legislation, Hansard and treaties from Singapore. Malaysian cases and Indian Supreme Court cases from 1969.

Westlaw Next

Includes the Singapore Journal of International and Comparative Law, and the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies.

United Kingdom Union Flag

Note: this is a selected list of subscription resources that the Library subscribes to. For detailed information on researching UK Law, and links to other UK law databases, consult the United Kingdom Legal Research Guide.

Halsbury's Laws of England Full Text, Commentary

A general encycopaedia providing commentrary on various aspects of UK law, organised by subject.

ICLR Cases - Full Text

The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (ICLR) publish law reports of the judicial decisions of the Superior and Appellate Courts in England and Wales. ICLR Online contains the full text of the Law Reports and the Weekly Law Reports. ICLR's Citator+ provides you with authoritative index information for each case, the appellate history and current status. It also includes Daily Law Notes which provide summaries of key cases within 24 hours of judgment.

Justis Cases and Legislation

Full text of the , the Times Law Reports (1990+), the English Reports (1220-1873), the Daily Law Reports (1999+) and the International Law Reports (1919+). Reports are available in printable PDF format replicating the hard copies exactly. Includes current and historical UK legislation. Justcite is the Justis case citator and search engine, which cross-references search results from case law, legislation and journal article databases.

Kluwer Law Online

Kluwer's International Encyclopaedia of Laws covers a range of topic areas. Each area considers a range of jurisdictions, listing the national monographs of a range of countries, written by experts from those countries. There is an entry for the United Kingdom on energy law.

Westlaw Next

Includes legislation, cases, journals, law reviews and law reports.

Westlaw UK

This database includes:

  • Cases from some of the UK's most renowned reporting series, including Weekly Law Reports, Fleet Street Reportsand Session Cases from the SCLR
  • Consolidated legislation, going back to 1267, updated daily.
  • More than 110 journals, all in full text.
  • National, regional and international news and business updates.

United States US

Note: this is a selected list of subscription resources that the Library subscribes to. For detailed information on researching US Law, and links to other US law databases, consult the United States Law Research Guide.

Hein - Journal Articles, Cases, Legislation, - Full text

US primary material such as the Congressional Record, and U.S. Reports back to 1754. Hein features a range of historical material and journal articles covering US law, including American Indian material and early case law. The service also holds a variety of US Government published documents, and US legislation in a variety of forms.

Kluwer Law Online

Kluwer's International Encyclopaedia of Laws covers a range of topic areas. Each area considers a range of jurisdictions, listing the national monographs of a range of countries, written by experts from those countries. There are entries for the United States on constitutional law, energy law , and labour law and industrial relations.

Lexis - Journal Articles, Cases, Legislation, Commentary - Full test

US cases and material, including the Shephards Citator service. Includes federal public laws and the United States Code Service, as well as state codes, federal and state registers and state constitutions. The database also contains over 900 full text US legal journals and law reviews.

Westlaw Next

Includes cases, statutes (such as the 50 State Surveys), journals and encyclopaedias (such as American Jurisprudence, Corpus Juris Secundum). Also includes Restatements and Principles of the Law.

Vietnam Vietnam Flag

Note: this is a selected list of subscription resources that the Library subscribes to. For detailed information on free sites for this jurisdiction, consult the Vietnam page of the Asian Law Research Guide.

Vietnam Laws Online Full text Legislation

Online searchable database of English translations of close to 3,000 Vietnamese laws covering a wide range of subject areas relevant to foreign investment and beyond. 

Westlaw Next

Includes the title Doing Business in Vietnam