E-resources and e-books

The Library subscribes to the following legal databases, journals and law reports. Access to subscription-based resources is only available in the Library apart from Bloomsbury Professional Online and Lexis PSL, which can be accessed remotely upon application to the Library. Frequently used resources which do not require a subscription are also included in this list and are indicated as [free].

We also have a selection of e-books available to consult in the Library. These are viewable on computer 3, located at Bay 30. E-books such as Archbold, Blackstone Criminal and Civil Practice, Chitty on Contracts, Macdonald’s Immigration law and practice, amongst others are also available to consult on the two Library iPads. The iPads can be used in the Library free-of-charge, or borrowed from one day to one week for a small fee. Ask at the Enquiry Desk for more details.

You can search the catalogue for all titles (books, journals, law reports) available electronically here (when using Firefox a security warning will appear which is safe to ignore): 




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

Arbitration International : full-text journal providing quarterly coverage for national and international developments in the world of arbitration

BAILII : database covering British and Irish case law. Useful for finding transcripts [free]

Beck-Online: provides access to German law. Library subscribes to the following modules: Aichberger PLUS, NJW PLUS, NomosOnline Bundesrecht, Sartorius PLUS and Schönfelder PLUS

Bloomsbury Professional Online : database providing full-text access to 21 practice areas [remote acces available]

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations : database of citation abbreviations [free]

Courts Service : access to information on HM Courts and Tribunals services [free]

Curia : Court of Justice of the European Union : database of case law from the CJEU [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]

Gov.uk : a United Kingdom public sector information website which provides a single point of access to HM Government services including various publications of individual departments and other government bodies [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 Broking Practice and the Law, Insurance Law Monthly, Lloyd's Law Reporter, Lloyd's Law Reports, Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, Lloyd's Reinsurance Law Reports, LLR: Financial Crime, LLR: Insurance & Reinsurance

Incorporated Council of Law Reporting : full-text access to the official Law Reports

Journal of International Arbitration : full-text access to this journal from 1984 onwards

Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management : journal covering forensic law and medical negligence

JustisOne : full-text access to legislation as enacted, specialist law reports, the Times 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-)

Lawtel : database covering UK case law and legislation and European Court of Human Rights judgments and EU legislation

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))

Lexis PSL : database of practical guidance for lawyers; practice notes, checklists, forms, precedents, cases, Acts, calculators and links to Butterworths sources [access is available on site, and Middle Temple members can sign up for remote acces here]

Libero : catalogue of Northern Ireland law resources provided by the Law Society of Northern Ireland [free]

LLMC Digital : An American database providing access to administrative, legislative and judicial materials digitized from microfiche collections of the Law Library Microform Consortium. Included are strong collections from U.S. federal and state jurisdictions, the United Kingdom, Canada and international organizations amongst various selected materials from other jurisdictions

London Library : Middle Temple’s institutional subscription allows onsite 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

Middle Temple Library Blog : A blog written by Middle Temple Library staff, with legal research tips, Brexit highlights, highlights from the rare books collection and other updates to Library services [free]

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]

PLI+ : An American legal database, providing access to the full text of Practising Law Institute (PLI) publications, including treaties (including previous editions), course handbooks, answer books, forms and journals covering a wide variety of practice areas. Full-text library dates back to 1980

Practical Law : provides access to practice notes, legal updates, CPD resources and standard documents amongst other resources. Also includes access to PLC Magazine

Proquest : provides access to 18th and 19th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 20th Century Parliamentary Papers and House of Lord Parliamentary Papers 1800-1910

Public Information Online : provides access to official and specialist government information from Westminster, the Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland and Welsh Assemblies. Includes an extensive collection of Parliamentary publications, including Command Papers

Solicitors Journal : a monthly journal providing access to practical and independent updates and analysis about the latest developments affecting the legal profession

Westlaw UK: provides access to reported cases, transcripts, legislation and journal articles. Includes access to Legal Journals Index. Click on arrow next to Viewing: Westlaw UK to access a selection of e-books and the IDS Employment Law Handbooks

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. To access EU materials in subscription click here.

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

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