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.  

Bloomsbury Collections: Law
Bloomsbury Publishing have expanded our online access to their legal e-books until 30th June 2020. This brings the number of e-books that we can access on their digital platform to 1632. Off-site access is available to IALS and SAS staff, fellows and students, University of London law staff and postgraduate students and IALS Library academic members. Access via the library catalogue here- Bloomsbury Collections: Law
Cambridge Core
Cambridge Core are giving free access to HTML textbooks published by Cambridge University Press, a significant expansion to our usual subscription. The books are available offsite to all IALS Library academic members via our institutional subscription to Cambridge Core, until the 29 June 2020. More details are available from the Cambridge University Press website here.
Elgaronline
Edward Elgar Publishing are giving IALS Library members free online access to 320 of their e-books until 30th June 2020. This brings the number of e-books available on Elgaronline to 539. Offsite access is available to all IALS Library academic members. All of the e-books are individually listed in our library catalogue.
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).
Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer have given us access to the following online platforms until 30 June 2020:

Off-site access is available to IALS and SAS staff, fellows and students, University of London law staff and postgraduate students and IALS Library academic members.
Kluwer Digital Book Platform

Wolters Kluwer have given us free access to their Digital Book Platform until 30 June 2020. The Kluwer Digital Book Platform hosts over 2,700 legal e-books and is regularly updated.

Off-site access is available to IALS and SAS staff, fellows and students, University of London law staff and postgraduate students and IALS Library academic members.

Access via the library catalogue here  http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3804298~S6

Kluwer Online

Kluwer Law Online have made an extra nine journals available offsite to IALS Library academic members until 30 June 2020. This is an addition to our existing online access to five Kluwer journals. The additional titles are:

  • Air & Space Law
  • Business Law Review
  • European Energy and Environmental Law Review
  • European Public Law
  • European Review of Private Law
  • International Journal of Comparative Law and Industrial Relations
  • Journal of World Trade
  • Legal Issues of Economic Integration
  • World Competition
Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press have given us online access to the following e-resources until 23 June 2020

Off-site access is available to IALS and SAS staff, fellows and students, University of London law staff and postgraduate students and IALS Library academic members.

Oxford Public International Law

The latest collection is based around “The Promise of International Law” and covers topics on global justice, sustainable development, and international peace and security in international law.

All content featured from Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law, the Max Planck Encyclopedias of International Law, and Oxford Scholarship Online is free to access until 31st July 2020.
https://opil.ouplaw.com/page/857

Page last updated: 2nd June 2020