This selection of free legal websites is intended as a signpost for barristers, pupils and students conducting electronic research. More comprehensive lists of resources are available on the portals and gateway sites detailed below. The Library also subscribes to a number of databases, which are for in-library use only. Please refer to the Electronic Resources page for more information.
Although this list is updated regularly, please be aware that URLs can change without warning. Please report any broken links to the Training & Development Librarian on 020 7427 4830 or by emailing email@example.com.
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations An index of over 12,000 abbreviations covering over 295 jurisdictions.
Internet for Law A free online tutorial intended to help university students develop their Internet research skills.
Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) Edited by the Faculty of Law, OSCOLA is designed to facilitate the accurate citation of authorities, legislation and other legal materials.
Portals & Gateways
Access To Law A list of legal resources selected by Inner Temple Library, mainly covering the UK and Commonwealth jurisdictions.
Current Awareness A blog maintained by Inner Temple Library providing legal news and updated information on legal issues.
Delia Venables’ Legal Resources in the UK and Ireland Includes legal sites and resources worldwide, particularly useful for new developments.
Eagle-i Maintained by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, this site provides access to global legal information arranged by topic and jurisdiction, and a list of electronic law journals.
Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL) Developed by the American Society for International law to ensure easy access to primary materials, authoritative websites and helpful research guides to international law on the internet.
Foreign Law Guide Project (FLAG) A collaborative internet gateway to the holdings of foreign, international and comparative law in UK university and national libraries, maintained by IALS.
Foreign Law Research (FLARE) A collaboration between the major legal research libraries in the UK working to improve access to and exploitation of foreign, comparative and international materials at the national level.
Guide to Law Online Prepared by the Law Library of Congress this is an annotated worldwide guide to sources of information on government and law, with selected links to reliable sites.
Guide to Open Access Journals A list of free, peer-reviewed business journals and journal databases, international in scope. No legal titles are listed currently, but other sources will be of use for legal research.
Lawlinks: Legal Information on the Internet An annotated list of web sites, maintained by the University of Kent.
British Library Covers all British Library services, including Document Supply, books, archives and manuscripts.
COPAC Union catalogues of 22 of the largest university research libraries in the UK.
King’s College, London Middle Templars may use KCL at weekends or for material not held by any Inn of Court, on production of appropriate ID and by prior arrangement.