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Foreign, comparative and international law collections  

An overview of print holdings and online resources
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Accessing the print and electronic collections

What do we have?
The Library Catalogue lists our holdings, from sixteenth century printed treatises to twenty-first century e-journals. To find materials for a particular jurisdiction on the Catalogue, look up its classmark here, then search the Catalogue by classmark.

Finding your way
For maps of the reading rooms and an overview of classmarks, see Classmarks and the Location of Resources in the Library. There are also guides on the walls by the stairs and lifts throughout the Library.

Online resources
IALS Library subscribes to a large suite of databases and thousands of e-journals. For databases, go to the Electronic Law Library (ELL); to access individual e-journals, go via the Library Catalogue. See also our Databases guide.



    IALS Global Law Library is one of the world's leading comparative law research libraries. We have substantial holdings of primary and secondary legal materials from foreign jurisdictions, as well as a very large international law collection.  

    This research guide covers foreign, comparative and international law only, but IALS also has an excellent collection for all parts of the UK and the Crown dependencies, a large jurisprudence collection, and more.  For an overview of the entire collection click here; see also the IALS Collection and Retention Policy.

    Foreign and International Law Librarian

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    Hester Swift

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