COVID-19: Open and Free Access Materials for Legal Research

Due the current closures of libraries, researchers may be experiencing difficulties accessing the legal materials they need. Many subscription databases are still available to IALS Library members from the Electronic Law Library. To supplement the provision of subscription databases, the IALS librarians have created a new guide to open access and free legal materials on the web. 

IALS Library Guide to online legal resources 

Expanded access to subscription databases

Some of the databases to which IALS Library subscribes are offering our members expanded access during the Coronavirus pandemic. Details of the additional access is listed below.  

COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present
This new database, added to our Hein Online subscription, provides factual information about how COVID-19 has impacted public health, economics, society, and the world. If gives access to hundreds of CRS and GAO reports, updated regularly as this fluctuating situation evolves. A Past Pandemics sub-collection incorporates more information about pandemics prior to COVID-19. Remote access is available to IALS + SAS staff, fellows and students & UoL Law staff and postgraduate students.

To access click here: https://0-heinonline-org.catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/HOL/Index?collection=covidcol
Civil Rights and Social Justice 

This new database, added to our Hein Online subscription, brings together a variety of publications covering civil rights in the United States. It includes hearings and committee prints, legislative histories on the landmark legislation, CRS and GAO reports, briefs from major Supreme Court cases, publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, books on many civil rights topics and a list of prominent civil rights organizations.

Remote access is available to IALS + SAS staff, fellows and students & UoL Law staff and postgraduate students.

To access click here:  https://0-heinonline-org.catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/HOL/Index?collection=civil

Page last updated: 12th January 2021