Electronic Resources

The Library subscribes to the following legal databases, journals and law reports. Access to subscription-based resources is only available in the Library. Licensing restrictions imposed upon the library from the publishers means that we are unable to offer remote access. If the particular law report or journal title you require is not listed below, you can find out whether it's available online by searching our online catalogue or using this search box:

Frequently used resources which do not require a subscription are also included in this list and are indicated as [free]. A more extensive selection of  free legal websites is available on our Links for Lawyers pages.

We also have a number of textbooks available on CD-ROM. A list of titles can be downloaded from the right-hand side of this page.

American Maritime Cases : American maritime law
BAILII : database covering British and Irish case law. Useful for finding transcripts [free]
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations : database of citation abbreviations [free]
Clinical Risk : journal covering forensic law and medical negligence
Courts Service : access to information on HM Courts and Tribunals services [free]
Curia : European Court of Justice : database of European case law from the ECJ [free]
Electronic Immigration Network (E.I.N) : case law, legislation and information on immigration law, including tribunals and country of origin reports
Eur-Lex : database of European Union law, including full-text access to the Official Journal [free]
Hansard : the Official Report of all parliamentary debates, from May 2010, for both Houses of Parliament available to search and browse. Older debates can be accessed for the Commons  and the Lords   [free]
HeinOnline : full-text access to American and International legal journals and US primary materials including the United States Reports, United States Statutes at Large, the United States Code and the Congressional Record.
HUDOC : database of case law from the European Court of Human Rights [free]
i-law (informa) : full-text access to Arbitration Law, Building Law Reports, Insurance Law Monthly, Lloyd's Law Reporter, Lloyd's Law Reports, Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, Lloyd's Maritime Law Newsletter, Lloyd's Reinsurance Law Reports, LLR: Financial Crime, LLR: Insurance & Reinsurance, Professional Negligence and Liability
Incorporated Council of Law Reporting : full-text access to the official Law Reports
Jordans Online : full-text access to specialist law reports, including the Family Law Reports and  Immigration and Nationality Law Reports
Justis : full-text access to legislation as enacted, specialist law reports, Irish case law and unreported decisions of the House of Lords (1852-), Court of Appeal, Civil Division (1951-) and Court of Appeal, Criminal Division (1961-)
Justcite : case citator and search engine for case law and articles
Lawtel : database covering UK case law and legislation and European Court of Human Rights judgments and EU legislation NB: only works with Internet Explorer
Legalease Law Journals : full-text access to The Commercial Litigation Journal, Employment Law Journal, Family Law Journal, Personal Injury Law Journal, Property Law Journal, Procurement and Outsourcing Journal, and Trusts and Estates Law and Tax Journal from December 2010 onwards
Legislation.gov.uk : official site of revised and enacted UK legislation, with full-text legislation back to 1988 [free]
Lexis Library [UK] : database covering reported and unreported cases, legislation and journal articles. Includes access to Atkin's Court Forms and commentary such as Buckley on the Companies Acts, as well as Halsbury's Laws of England and All ER (D) cases (All England Law Reports (Digests))
Libero : catalogue of Northern Ireland law resources provided by the Law Society of Northern Ireland [free]
Lloyds List : business journal providing information on shipping and maritime issues, including law
London Library : Middle Temple’s institutional subscription allows access to the London Library’s remote e-resources, such as JSTOR, the Times Digital Archive and ProQuest Historical Newspapers as well as a number of law journals
Modern Law Review : full-text access to this law journal
Neue Juristische Wochenschrift: : current and previous editions of this title in full text from 1981, with the legal portions from 1947 onwards
New Law Journal : full-text access to this law journal
Official Documents of EU institutions : official documents from European Union institutions, agencies and other bodies, including treaties and charters [free]
Oxford English Dictionary Online : access to the latest content of the full Oxford English Dictionary and the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary
Practical Law : provides access to practice notes, legal updates, CPD resources and standard documents amongst other resources
Solicitors' Journal : full-text access to this journal
Westlaw UK : database covering reported cases, transcripts, legislation and journal articles. Includes access to Legal Journals Index
Westlaw US : database covering US case law and legislation - click on Home at the top of the page to access the content covered by our subscription
White Book Updating Service : provides access to updated versions of the Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions and the Supreme Court Rules and Practice Directions, incorporating changes made since the last White Book release
Yearbook of European Law : provides access to articles from 1996 onwards covering law of the European Union, the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights, related aspects of international law, and comparative laws of Europe