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.  

JSTOR
To support researchers during COVID-19, JSTOR have expanded their free read-online access to 100 articles per month through December 31, 2020.
Click here to browse law Journals in JSTOR- https://www.jstor.org/subject/law (registration for a free personal account is required).
COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law
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.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

Celebrating the United Nations at 75 – free access to Brill books and journals

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations entry into force, Brill | Nijhoff is offering freely until 31 December a selection of recent scholarship that provides insight into the contributions of the UN and its specialized agencies to international peace and security, the affirmation of human rights and their contributions to the development of international law.

More details here: https://www2.brill.com/webmail/319031/295922429/25e1fd42cdc863821d89f52c75067
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IALS Library subscribes to selected e-book collections and e-journals on Brill Online. The subscription is available to IALS and SAS staff, fellows and students, University of London law staff and postgraduate students and IALS Library academic members. Access Brill Online from the Electronic Law Library or directly from the IALS Library catalogue here-  http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3399621~S6

Page last updated: 15th October 2020