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Academic Search Complete Journal articles - Full Text

Multidisciplinary full text database containing more than 4,500 journals, including more than 3604 peer-reviewed titles. 374 mostly full text law titles. US focus, but includes some international. Coverage: mainly from mid 1980's.

AGIS (Australian Government Information Service) - Australasian Legal Articles


Notice: INFORMIT database has ongoing problems with a delay in indexing full text titles of Australian journals in both Lexis Nexis and Westlaw Australia. For assistance in accessing these resources please contact

AustLII (Free Resource)

A large free collection of Australian cases (including tribunals and higher courts), full text law journals, legislation, treaties and other material. Includes the case citator LawCite.


BAILII UK Flag UK and Irish Cases and Legislation (Free Resource)

The British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) provides free access to a comprehensive set of British and Irish primary legal materials.

Brill Reference Collection (Law) eBooks - Full Text

We have access to the following law eBooks in the Brill Reference collection:

  • Encyclopedia of Law and Religion
  • Foreign Law Guide
  • Handbook of WTO/GATT Dispute Settlement
  • International Law & World Order: Weston's & Carlson's Basic Documents
  • International Maritime Boundaries
  • Publications of the Hague Academy of International Law
  • Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015
  • United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.


Cambridge Journals Online Journal Articles - Full Text

Over 20 law journal titles covering a range of legal areas such as international and comparative law.

Cambridge Law Reports Cases

Cambridge Law Reports offers access to some key report series, including the content of the International Law Reports  and the ICSID Reports series.

CanLII Canadian Flag Canadian cases, legislation and commentary (Free Resource)

CanLII provides free access to primary sources of Canadian Law, including legislation and decisions from federal, provincial, and territorial jurisdictions. CanLII also provides full text legal commentaries.

Capital Monitor Australian Flag Australian legislation, cases and legal news

Capital Monitor provides legal news, press releases, ministerial announcements and information services from Parliament, Government and the Courts. Up to date Bills Monitors, Acts Proclamations and Assent sections and lists and links to all Acts during the current year are available for Federal and Victorian jurisdictions.

CCH Online Australian Flag Australian commentary and cases

Full Text of CCH loose-leaf services and law reports. Covers many areas of law, including corporations, trade practices, tax, HR, medical, industrial relations, torts and climate change. Coverage 1996 onwards.

CD Asia Online - Philippines

Case law, legislation, Presidential and Supreme Court Issuances, treaties, Constitutions. Includes decisions of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 1901 to the present.

Checkpoint - Australian Tax Material Australian Flag

Extensive Australian taxation database containing commentary, cases and legislation. Search or browse by topic. At the Checkpoint login screen select “IP Users Sign In” in the top right hand corner of the "OnePass Sign In" window.

China Trade Monitor

China Trade Monitor is a news reporting and analysis service that goes beyond the headlines to provide comprehensive in-depth coverage of China-related trade issues.

The goal of China Trade Monitor is to provide an objective source of information about the wide range of issues related to trade, investment, and economic relations with China more broadly. China Trade Monitor covers traditional trade policy issues, “trade and …” issues, and issues that have implications for trade, such as national security, human rights and competition policy/antitrust.

Please note: to access this database, email to register with your name and unimelb email address.

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)

CIAO publishes international affairs scholarship from 1991+. The database includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, conference proceedings, policy briefs, full text books and journals, as well as teaching materials such as case studies and course packs of background readings on such topics as terrorism and human rights.

CIS Legislation (Commonwealth of Independent States Legislation)

This database contains the legislation of the CIS countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine. There is also a section on the interstate relations of the CIS countries.

Climate Change and Law Collection

Part of  Brill and includes documents in any discipline of law which addresses climate change, including corporate law, environmental law and human rights law.

It contains documents originating from a world wide range of organisations and institutions from 2015 onwards, is updated annually, and is edited by the Human Rights Internet in Ottawa.

CLJ Legal Network Malaysian Flag Malaysian law

A password is required (see this webpage). you may need to select on "Login as a different user".

Competition Policy International

The Competition Policy International (CPI) subscription website provides access to the following CPI resources:

  • Competition Policy International Journal – This is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed law review on global competition policy.
  • The Antitrust Chronicle – Formerly GCP Magazine, this is an online-only bimonthly magazine that produces papers on topical competitive policy topics.
  • News and Commentary – Provides daily digest of news and commentary related to competition policy. Users can subscribe to receive free daily news and updates from competition authorities and courts around the world.
  • Events – Provides a calendar of upcoming competition policy related events around the world.

Connect 4 Australian Flag

Australian Annual Reports, Company Prospectuses and company financial information.


Democratic Decay (DEM-DEC) (Free Resource)

A global resource containing a range of materials related to the incremental deterioration of democratic rule worldwide ('democratic decay'), including Research Updates, a Concept Index, Events Database , Experts Database, Teaching Materials, and extensive Links.


English Reports - Full Text UK Flag

Full text replicas of the English Reports are browsable by year and searchable by eg: party name or keyword, and include the nominate report citations. The Reports are available:


Factiva - News

More than 25 000 authoritative sources including full text articles from more than 3000 newspaper titles, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires, the Associated Press, and D&B company profiles.

Federal Register of Legislation - Australian Legislation (Free Resource)

Official Australian Federal Acts, legislative instruments (Rules, Regulations etc), Government Gazettes, Bills etc.

Fee Fie Foe Firm Australia (Free Resource)

Fee Fie Foe Firm is a search engine designed to give legal consumers and professionals better access to law firms and their services. Its focus is on law firm websites and the content provided on them, such as media releases, legal news and updates, case notes, expert legal analysis, newsletters and bulletins.

Foreign Law Guide (Brill)

Guide to primary and secondary sources of law for over 170 countries, including overviews of their legal systems. Browse by country or search using keywords.


GlobaLex (Free Resource)

GlobaLex is a free electronic legal publication dedicated to international, comparative and foreign domestic law research.

Published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law, GlobaLex provides excellent and up to date overviews of the legal systems of individual countries, guides to legal research and links to primary and secondary material.

Browse by country or search using keywords. be searched, or browsed by title, jurisdiction or practice area.

GovPubs - Australian Government Publications Guide (Free Resource)

A guide to selected Australian Commonwealth and State Government publications located in Australia's National and State Libraries and on the Internet.

A historical description of each publication is provided, and location information will enable you to locate resources in each library or online.

Publications include Acts, Bills, budget papers, Explanatory Memoranda, Gazettes, government directories, notice papers, Hansard, parliamentary handbooks, parliamentary papers, standing orders, subordinate legislation/Regulation, votes and proceedings/journals.

Please note: this database is no longer actively maintained by the National and State libraries, however, updates do occur periodically.


The Hague Academy Collected Courses Online / Recueil des cours en ligne

The Collected Courses Online is an encyclopedic collection on international law - it covers more than 330 volumes, containing over 1200 lectures given by prominent legal specialists over a period of 85 years.

At least seven new volumes are added every year. All courses are published in the language in which they were delivered, either in English or in French. The database is searchable and can be browsed.

Hart Publishing eBooks (Bloomsbury) (Full Text eBooks)

Major UK law publisher, provides access to eBooks covering a wide range of law subject areas from 2016.  UK law, and some international law coverage and includes some key texts for certain areas of the law.

HeinOnline Journal articles, primary sources - Full Text

Collection of full text legal 'libraries' which replicate the original documents and are available in fully searchable printable PDF format.

HeinOnline includes: the Law Journal Library (containing more than 1,400 law and law-related periodicals from vol 1), US primary material such as the Congressional Record and U.S. Reports back to 1754, Famous World Trials dating back to the early 1700's, Legal Classics - texts from the 18th & 19th centuries, Treaties and Agreements,English Reports - full Reprint (1220–1867), United Nations Law Collection and Foreign & International Law Resources Database, Women and the Law (Peggy) (books, periodicals and biographies dedicated to women's roles in society and the law).

HukumOnline Indonesian Flag

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. Individual registration required to access this database.

Note: for access provide your name and unimelb email address to

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.

Note: for access provide your name and unimelb email address to

Human Rights Documents Online

A large database providing over 75,000 documents collected since 1980 by Human Rights Internet from approximately 700 non-governmental human rights organisations (Non Government Organisations/NGOs) from around the world.

Human Rights, Humanitarian Law and International Law eBook Collection (Full Text eBooks)

These Full  Text eBooks are published by Martinus Nijhoff / Brill from 2006 onwards. They are browseable and searchable.

Please note: most of the eBooks in this package can also be accessed via the library catalogue.
The eBooks books are grouped into the two collections:

  • Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
  • International Law.


IBFD Tax Research Platform - Cross border taxation portal

IBFD Tax Research  Platform International Tax resource from the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD). It provides access to information on major topics in international taxation; Country Key Features, Country Surveys and Country Analyses; a comprehensive collection of primary source information (tax treaties, models, EU law and case law); opinion-making journals covering main topics in international taxation and developments in major economies in the world; easy-to-use comparison tools which help you do your research more quickly and efficiently; and IBFD's Tax News Service.

ICLR Online - Law Reports for England and Wales

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.

ICC Dispute Resolution Library

The ICC Dispute Resolution Library provides access to documents from the International Court of Arbitration. It includes the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin (formerly ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin) from 1990 to date, a complete collection of ICC Dispute Resolution Rules and a wide variety of other publications.


UK journal articles, cases, news, reports and online books covering construction law, dispute resolution, medical law, insurance, intellectual property, maritime law, and tax and finance. Includes Lloyd's Law Reports.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Index (HeinOnline)

Multilingual index to over 500 legal journals from jurisdictions not covered by the major indexing services.

Also indexes yearbooks, book reviews, and published collections of legal essays. Covers 1985 onwards.

Index to Legal Periodicals Index with some Full text

Indexes over 1,025 legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, statutes, bar association publications, university publications, and government publications.

Around 300 law reviews, it provides international coverage including periodicals from the US, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908–1981

Indexes articles from over 1,025 legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks and bar association publications, and over 1,400 books per year. Mostly US content, but includes major periodicals from Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. ILP combines 2 databases: ILP Full Text (Index from 1982 +, some full text from 1994 +) and ILP Retrospective (index only, vol 1 – 1981 for most titles). Coverage: 1908+

Indian Kanoon Indian Flag Indian Cases (Free Resource)

Kanoon is a free database containing up to date full text superior court cases back to the inception of the courts - for example the Supreme Court of India decisions are available from 1902+ The cases have a citator function - both cites and cited by link not only to cases but also to full text Law Commission Reports and legislative provisions cited in cases.The cases can be downloaded as PDF files.

INFORMIT - Australasian journal articles

The INFORMIT platform contains over 90 multidisciplinary full text, indexing and abstracting databases, with predominantly Australasian and Asia/Pacific content.

AGIS (Australian Government Information Service) is the most comprehensive tool for finding Australasian legal articles.

A number of other individual and collected databases are also pertinent to law,

  • SNIPER (intellectual property)
  • CINCH (criminal justice)
  • WORKLIT (employment and industrial relations)
  • APA-FT (public affairs)
  • the Indigenous Collection
  • New Zealand Collection
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Collection
  • Family & Society Collection.

Investment Arbitration Reporter

Electronic news service tracking cross-border arbitration between foreign investors and their host governments.

The Reporter provides information on the latest lawsuits and policy developments related to nationalisations, privatisations, and other regulatory disputes.

Investor-State Law Guide

Investor-State Law Guide is an online resource for investment treaty law. Includes a subject navigator, which allows you to narrow down to a specific subject, and then look at material in the service relating to it. It also includes an article citator that allows you to look at the application of the specific legal instrument.


JADE - Australian cases & legislation (Free Resource)

JADE (Judgments And Decisions Enhanced) is a free caselaw and legislation database. JADE can be used to search for or browse Australian legislation and court and tribunal decisions, and receive alerts of new decisions and court digests. Jade has digitised copies of the Commonwealth Law Reports (CLRs) from 1903-1952.

A basic JADE account is free for anyone once you register. Law students can also receive free access to the enhanced features of JADE Professional from their university email address, by sending an email to

JSTOR Journal Articles - Full Text

Full Text archives of over 1000 leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Includes 60 law titles.

Juriglobe (Free Resource)

Juriglobe provides useful snapshots of the legal systems of the world - presented graphically and divided into civil law, common law, muslim law, customary law and mixed systems.

JustisOne  (now called vLex Justis) EU Flag UK, Irish and EU Cases and Legislation

JustisOne contains the full text of current and historical reported and unreported cases from the UK dating back to 1163 (including State Trials, Times Law Reports and the English Reports) and all UK legislation ever passed (from 1235 to the present).

Irish and EU cases (including decisions from the European Court of Human Court of Human Rights 1961 onwards) are also included, as well as the International Law Reports (1902 onwards). Cases on Justis are available as printable PDF images replicating the original print.


Kluwer Arbitration Commentary, journal articles, primary materials - Full Text

An international commercial arbitration database of full text primary and secondary materials. The database includes conventions, legislation, institutional rules, model clauses, case law and commentary from leading publications. Includes many full text eBooks and arbitration journals.

Kluwer Competition Law

Resource for EU and international competition law research. Includes commentary from expert authors, an extensive collection of primary source materials and a practice tool.

Kluwer IP Law Books, commentary, primary materials

Kluwer IP Law provides information on patent, design, trademark and copyright. With 'Smart Charts', case law, news, and access to books including the Manual for the Handling of Applications for Patents, Designs and Trade Marks Throughout the World, and Visser's Annotated European Patent Convention.

Kluwer Law Online

The Journals section of this platform contains over 20 full text Kluwer Law Journals, which can be browsed, as well as searched individually or together. The journals are also listed in the Library catalogue.

The Encyclopaedias tab on this platform comprises the International Encyclopedia of Laws (IEL). IEL provides excellent comparative tools for various legal subjects. Each subject contains around 40 'country reports', each of which describes the laws of a country on that topic.

We do not subscribe to all IEL titles - we have access to the following titles: Constitutional Law; Contracts;  Energy Law; Environmental Law; Intellectual Property; Labour Law; Privacy and Technology Law (formerly known as Cyber Law) Medical Law: Property and Trust Law, Sports Law; and Tort Law.


LawCite Worldwide Case Citator (Free Resource)

Law Cite is a free worldwide case citator which is contributed to by the LIIs, and is a useful way to check whether a particular case has been considered in other jurisdictions. There are currently almost 4 million indexed cases, law reform documents and journal articles included in the system. Searches can be conducted by case citation or parties, legislation or cases considered, or title of an article.

LawLex Premium Australian Flag Australian legislation

Access to full text Australian legislation, with associated Bill tracking, amendment & commencement information and links to related extrinsic materials.

LawNet Singapore Flag Singapore cases, legislation and commentary

Includes case law (the Singapore Law Reports, the Heritage Law Reports and unreported judgments) legislation, treaties, journal articles, commentary and parliamentary reports.

Legal Journals Index (UK & EU Journal Articles)

This database is on Westlaw UK.

LegalTrac US FlagUK FlagEU Flag Journal Article index/abstracts

Extensive legal journal article database. Indexing for approx 1700+ journals, with some full text. Mostly US content, though includes some UK and European Union material. Coverage  1980 onwards.

LEGENDcom Australian Flag

Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship information database. Click here to get password and then select 'Logon to LEGENDcom.'

Legifrance French Flag French primary materials (Free Resource)

Official French government site, largely in French, with full access to Codes currently in force, and other legislative documents. Several Codes are also provided in unofficial English translation. Searches can be conducted by keywords, document types/numbers, or dates. The site also provides links to:

  • the decisions and publications of national, European, and international courts, including selected decisions of the Constitutional Council in English
  • documents of the French Parliament , independent administrative bodies, public service organs and research centres
  • the Official Journal which publishes laws and other legislative measures
  • a guide to the organisation of French law (in French)

Lexis Advance Pacific Australian Flag Australian cases, legislation, commentary & journal articles (includes Casebase)

This database includes:

  • unreported cases from Australian federal courts and the superior courts of all Australian jurisdictions
  • law report series such as the Australian Law Reports (ALRs), Victorian Reports (VRs), New South Wales Law Reports and Family Law Reports
  • Casebase - case citator service and journal articles on individual cases.
  • the encyclopaedic Halsbury's Laws of Australia
  • Dictionaries - Australian Legal Words & Phrases and Encyclopaedic Australian Legal Dictionary
  • 13 full text LexisNexisAu journals such as the Australian Journal of Labour Law, the Australian Journal of Family Law and the Australian Property Law Journal
  • commentaries (loose leaf services) which provide an up to date overview of the law and link to cases and legislation in subject areas such as defamation law, immigration law, family law, evidence, native title and corporations law
  • LawNow Legislation Citator.

Lexis Advance US Research US cases, legislation, commentary & journal articles

Focus on US but also has cases and material from Australia, Canada, UK, the United Nations and other international organisations and 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.

Lexis China Chinese cases, legislation, commentary & journal articles

Lexis China covers Chinese regulatory information with bilingual legal content retrieval. There are features to track key legal areas, hot topics, and emerging issues. Lexis China has  multi-level and in-depth legal reviews and analysis to help legal research.

Lexis PSL Construction

This database includes practice notes, checklists, precedents, cases, and access to certain FIDIC, JCT and other internationally used forms.

Lexis Library UK Family Law - UK cases, legislation, journals and commentary

Includes cases, citators and digests, commentary (such as Family Court Practice), current awareness, forms and precedents, journals (Child and Family Law Quarterly, Family Law journal, International Family Law) and legislation.

Lexology (Free Resource)

Lexology provides concise explanations of the most important legal and regulatory matters that arise in business deals and disputes worldwide.

These international guides cover law and regulations in 46 practice areas and over 150 jurisdictions. Material can be searched, or browsed by title, jurisdiction or practice area.

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LinxPlus (on Lexis Advance) NZ Flag New Zealand cases

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.

Note: to search for New Zealand content, go to Lexis Advance and select New Zealand flag icon from the left hand side of the search box.


The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources - Full Text

  • Foreign, comparative and international law 1600-1926 Commentary service. Combines foreign, comparative, and international titles into a single resource. The International Law component features works of some of the great legal theorists while the Foreign Law component features foreign legal treatises of a variety of countries. The Comparative Law component features online books that compare more than one legal system and includes Ancient, Roman, Jewish Law, and Islamic Law.
  • Foreign Primary Sources 1600-1970 Contains books of historical codes and statutes for northern, western and eastern European countries. Statutory codes are available in English, Dutch, French, German, Irish, and Italian. The individual codes and commentaries are from the law library collections of Harvard, Yale and George Washington University.
  • Legal treatises 1800-1926 Collection of more than 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law. Contains fully searchable digital images of exact replicas of the original books.
  • Primary sources 1620-1979 A fully searchable digital archive designed to complement The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises. This archive consists of two parts, Part I, 1620-1926 and Part II, 1763-1979 which together provide online access to thousands of volumes of United States codes, constitutional conventions and compilations, and municipal codes, and other resources in American legal history.
  • Trials 1600-1926 Collection of more than 7000 publications describing UK and US trials – from notorious, scandalous and sensational courtroom dramas to cases of great constitutional, historical and precedent-setting value, such as the Dred Scott case, the Scopes "Monkey" Trial and the Amistad Slavery case. Contains fully searchable digital images of exact replicas of the original books.
  • U.S. Supreme Court records and briefs, 1832-1978 Contains a collection of records and briefs brought before the United States Supreme Court, including transcripts, applications for review, motions, petitions, supplements and other official papers of landmark cases. The collection comprises of more than 350 000 documents from approximately 150 000 cases. The database is searchable by keyword in full text, as well as by case name, U.S. Reports citation, docket number, author, date, and type of document.

Manupatra Indian Flag Indian Law

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.

Managing Intellectual Property Commentary and Articles

Website providing international news, analysis and commentary for intellectual property. Specifically provides full text articles from the Managing IP and Managing Internet IP magazines. The site focus includes trademarks, copyright IP, patents and internet.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

Contains analytical coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context, arranged alphabetically by topic. The encyclopedia articles provide analysis of key cases that have contributed to or advanced constitutional law concepts on a global scale, and key instruments in constitutional law history such as the Magna Carta, the Charter of Medina, and the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam. The Encyclopedia can be browsed by subject and searched by keywords. It provides navigation between encyclopedia articles and commentaries and instruments from the Oxford Constitutions of the World and the Oxford Law Citator.

Max Planck Encyclopedias of Public International Law

The updated online edition of the reference work, Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Also includes the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law.


Nexis Uni (Lexis Nexis)

Provides quick comprehensive access to legal, business news, market insight, biographies and public records in a single location. Includes the Lex Mundi 'Doing Business In...' titles for a number of countries.


OECD iLibrary Full Text eBooks, Datasets and Working Papers

Replacing Source OECD, OECD iLibary is a cross-searchable online database containing over 5,000 eBooks, 5,000 MS Excel spreadsheets, 400 statistical datasets and 2,500 working papers.

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Oxford Bibliographies combines the features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia to provide authoritative research guides on a range of subject areas such as criminology, international law and international relations.

Oxford Competition Law

Oxford Competition Law provides a suite of competition analysis, including Oxford University Press's key commentaries in EU competition law, fully linked with national case reports and source material.


  • Faull & Nikpay: The EC Law of Competition
  • Whish & Bailey on Competition Law
  • Bellamy & Child: European Union Law of Competition
  • full reports of cases decided from 2008 onwards (decisions from 2004 onwards will be gradually added).

Oxford Constitutional Law

Oxford Constitutional Law (OXCON) is the home of Oxford’s constitutional law services, including Oxford Constitutions of the World, US Constitutional Law and the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law.

Oxford Constitutions of the World

Oxford Constitutions of the World contains regularly updated, fully-translated English-language versions of all of the world's constitutions. The constitutions are accompanied by individual commentaries and supplementary materials, including foundation documents, historical constitutions, and amendment Acts/laws, and a collection of scholarly monographs.

Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO)

Oxford Handbooks Online brings together the world's leading scholars to write review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic, and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate. 13 law titles that offer over 600 articles authored by leading legal scholars.

Oxford Historical Treaties

Oxford Historical Treaties reproduces the full text of the Consolidated Treaty Series (also known as Parry's Treaty Series), a comprehensive collection of treaties of all nations concluded from 1648 through 1919.

Oxford Investment Claims

Investment Claims is a regularly updated collection of materials and analysis used for research in international investment law and arbitration. Investment Claims contains fully searchable arbitration awards and decisions, bilateral investment treaties, multilateral treaties, journal articles, online books, and arbitration laws all linked and cross-referenced by the Oxford Law Citator.

Oxford Journals

Full text Journal Articles Over 200 full text academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas, including 22 law titles.

Oxford Law Trove

An Oxford University Press subscription service providing UK law eTextbooks. University of Melbourne subscribes to a package of eleven international law titles.

Oxford Legal Research Library

Oxford Legal Research Library  provides integrated access across collections of key law titles covering international commercial arbitration and international commercial law.

Oxford Reference (International Studies Online)

Oxford Reference provides quality, up-to-date reference content on a range of subject areas such as law. It contains reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, guide books, as well as the Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia.

Oxford Reports on International Law

Oxford Reports on International Law brings together decisions on public international law from international law courts, domestic courts, and ad hoc tribunals.

The database includes decisions from international courts of general jurisdiction, international human rights courts and international criminal courts, as well as international decisions in domestic courts.

The decisions are accompanied by expert analysis and cross-case navigation via the Oxford Law Citator. New cases are added daily.

Oxford Scholarship Online - Law Full Text eBooks

Over 400 eBooks on law from Oxford University Press.

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law Full Text eBooks

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law contains full text online editions of market-leading reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press. The eBooks are fully searchable and linked by the Oxford Law Citator.


PKU Law Chinese Flag Full Text

PKU Law 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.

Primary Sources on Copyright (1450–1900) Full Text (Free Resource)

Digital resource concerning the history of copyright in five key jurisdictions including France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the US, for the period before 1900.


Recueil Le Dalloz French Flag French Legal News (in French) is a comprehensive French daily legal news service, with a database of nearly a thousand legal news sources, covering legislative and judicial news and reports.

These can be searched by key words and browsed by themes, or you can view all the news for a specific date (see Accès à un fonds documentaire > Dalloz Actualité). Please note: a password is required to access this database, go to this webpage to get a password .

Refworld (UNHCR) (Free Resource)

The UNHCR's Refworld legal collection has been designed primarily as a tool for disseminating and promoting (international) law relating to refugees, asylum seekers, stateless persons and other persons of concern to UNHCR.

Included in the collection is a unique jurisprudence collection, covering more than 40 national jurisdictions, and a vast amount of international judgments and decisions from the United Nations, the European Court of Human Rights and other international and regional courts.

A comprehensive collection of international instruments relating to refugees and human rights, with the most recent lists of States Parties to key conventions, is also available. The legislation collection, contains national and international legislation relevant in assessing asylum claims and is the largest collection of its kind. Refworld contains many special agreements, such as memorandum of understanding, host-country agreements and voluntary repatriation agreements.

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library Full Text eBooks

More than 2,000 articles in 159 books and manuals written by experts for the Foundation.


SHERLOC (Sharing Electronic Resources and Laws on Crime) (Free Resource)

A free knowledge portal containing legal resources regarding organised crime and terrorism. Includes databases covering national legislation and case law, regional and domestic strategies, international and regional treaties, and a bibliographic database providing summaries of articles on organised crime and terrorism.

SourceOECD Journal articles, commentary - Full Text

This service has been replaced with OECD ilibrary.

Selden Society Publications - History of English Law UK Flag

Includes a range of historical English legal material dating from 1066. Database covers important historical documents including primary source documents, influential digests, abridgments and encyclopedias. Includes Ames Foundation publications.

SCC Online Indian Flag Indian Cases and Statutes

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.

Sabinet African Journals

This subscription (University of Melbourne staff & student access)  includes Sabinet's Law Collection and Juta's Law Journals. These collections contain full text professional and scholarly journals on South African and African law.

The Law Collection comprises 48 journals (22 of which are accessible without a subscription license). The Juta collection includes 18 journals. Journals in these collections include: Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law, Journal of South African Law, South African Law Journal, Southern African Public Law, South African Yearbook of International Law, and Stellenbosch Law Review.

SPORTDiscus Full Text

A comprehensive, bibliographic database covering sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, coaching, training, sport administration, officiating, sport law & legislation, college & university sport, disabled persons, doping,  rehabilitation,  recreation, leisure studies, tourism, occupational health & therapy, public health and more. SPORTDiscus is provided by the Sport Information Resource Centre.

SSRN (includes Legal Scholarship Network) Journal Articles (Free Resource)

Registered users can use the search facility to access over 230,000 abstracts and 192,000 full text forthcoming articles and working papers. To register, click on SSR User HQ > in the new members registration box , enter your email address and press submit > you will receive an email with your username and password. Law School Faculty members receive access to the LSN alerting service.

State Papers Online: Early Modern Government in Britain and Europe Government Documents

State Papers Online is a database of English government documents originating from the 16th and 17th centuries. The collection includes information on every facet of English government, including law and order, social and economic affairs, religious policy and crown possessions.


Tax Notes Article, News, Full Text

This service provides access to up-to-date news and analysis on US Federal and State taxation and International tax news on over 180 different nations.

Access to Tax Notes Today, State Tax Today (US), Worldwide Tax Daily, Complete Federal Research Library (collections of over 50 web based databases housing tax documents) and the Worldwide Tax Treaties.

Timebase Australian Flag Australian Legislation

Searchable legislation for Australian jurisdictions. It also includes alerting service on  legislation developments, bills, Explanatory Memorandums (EMs) and repealed legislation. Point in time for some law subjects. Alerts can be set up by users using their current University of Melbourne email address.

Times Digital Archive 1785-2014 UK Flag - The Times Newspaper Articles

Searchable database of digitised issues of The Times Newspaper. Coverage is from the 1785 - 2014.

TradeLawGuide Full Text

Searchable commentary on International Trade Law. Provides a number of search options including search by subject or by words and phrases. Also includes annotated instruments and agreements, as well as an article citator.

Transnational Dispute Management

Browse a variety of legal and regulatory documents including laws, regulations, contracts, guides, tribunal/court awards by country or subject category, search or browse the OMEGID (Oil, Gas, Energy, Mining , Infrastructure, Investment email list).

Get alerts:  available for the TDM Journal, advance publications and news items. Browse or search across articles from 2004 – present.


U.K. Parliamentary Papers

This database includes:

  • Commons and Lords sessional papers from the 18th through to the 21st centuries, with supplementary material back to 1688
  • Hansard from 1803 to 2005
  • Peter Cockton's Subject Catalogue of the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers 1801-1900
  • Diplomatic and consular reports 1887-1916
  • Public Petitions to Parliament, 1833-1918 - includes every petition accepted by parliament during this time, and enables the analysis of issues important to both the UK populace & Parliament.

United Nations Law Collection EU Flag

Major legal publications issued by the United Nations. Includes League of Nations materials, UN Treaty series, various yearbooks, law reports, UN legislation and other material dating from 1920 to the present.

UN Official Documents System EU Flag (Free Resource)

ODS covers all types of official United Nations documentation. No password required.

UN Treaty Collection EU Flag (Free Resource)

Full text of the United Nations Treaty series and other UN and League of Nations documents.


Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents Australian Flag (Free Resource)

Includes full text, up-to-date Victorian legislation.

Vietnam Laws Online Vietnam Flag Legislation, Full Text

Online searchable database of English translations of over 2,500 Vietnamese laws covering a wide range of subject areas relevant to foreign investment and beyond.

You need to get password and you then may need to choose the "Login as a different user" option.

VLex Justis (now called JustisOne) EU Flag UK, Irish and EU Cases and Legislation

JustisOne contains the full text of current and historical reported and unreported cases from the UK dating back to 1163 (including State Trials, Times Law Reports and the English Reports) and all UK legislation ever passed (from 1235 to the present).

Irish and EU cases (including decisions from the European Court of Human Court of Human Rights 1961 onwards) are also included, as well as the International Law Reports (1902 onwards). Cases on Justis are available as printable PDF images replicating the original print.


Web of Science Journal Articles - Full Text

Multi-disciplinary database index that links out to full text  which covers agriculture, art, biology, computer science, earth sciences, engineering, environmental studies, humanities, life sciences, medicine, science, social sciences and technology.

Westlaw Cases, Legislation, Commentary & Journal Articles

Westlaw is a US based collection of full text databases. Coverage includes US, UK & Canadian case law, US legislation, more than 700 law reviews, selected international materials and newspapers form most parts of the world including Australia.

Westlaw Australia Australian Flag Cases, Legislation, Commentary & Journal Articles - Full Text

Westlaw Australia (New Platform) provides Australian legal resources with selected New Zealand content.  This platform has been developed in partnership with lawyers to offer a unique user experience for faster interpretation.

This means you can view relevant cases, commentary and authorised reports in a single search. With natural language search and a database of case law and journals, legislation and commentary to precedents, encyclopaedia and news.

This database includes:

  • unreported cases from Australian federal courts and the superior courts of all Australian jurisdictions
  • law report series such as the Commonwealth Law Reports (CLRs), Australian Law Journal Reports (ALJR), Federal Court Reports (FCRs) and Australian Criminal Reports (A CrimR)
  • Firstpoint - case digests and citator (reported cases from 1825; unreported from 1999)
  • the encyclopedic resource Laws of Australia.
  • commentaries (looseleaf services) which provide an up to date overview of the law and link to cases and legislation in subject areas such as Commonwealth and Victorian Administrative Law, Trusts, IP and Trade Practices law.
  • Full text Thomson journals such as the Australian Law Journal, the Public Law Review, the Journal of Law and Medicine and the Building and Construction Law Journal.

Coverage: varies, some 1900-.

Westlaw Next Canada  

This databases covers Canada 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.

Westlaw UK UK Flag Cases, Legislation, Commentary & Journal Articles

This database covers the United KIngdom (UK)  and includes:

  • Cases from some of the UK's most renowned reporting series, including Weekly Law Reports, Fleet Street Reports and Session Cases from the SCLR
  • Consolidated legislation, going back to 1267, updated daily.
  • Legal Journals Index - a comprehensive research tool for finding UK and EU legal journal articles.
  • More than 110 full text journals.
  • National, regional and international news and business updates. Dispute Settlement Commentary

Trade law, GATT/WTO agreements, Panel/Appellate Body reports, and some journal articles on various WTO issues.

WorldLII Journal Articles, Cases, Legislation, Commentary (Free Resource)

World Legal Information Institute. Free access to worldwide legal resources.  Includes Law Cite case citator for case law research.