Encore Full Text Discovery

The Encore Full Text Discovery Catalogue is a search tool for locating journal articles and e-books from multiple subscription databases with a single search. Encore can be used in addition to searching specific databases that IALS Library subscribes to. 

About Encore

IALS Library subscribes to numerous databases containing full-text journal articles and e-books. Encore can search across many of these databases and bring back a list of results with a single search. Clicking on individual results will take you to the database in which the content was found. 

Not all the databases that IALS Library subscribes to are included in Encore. 

Databases included in Encore

The databases listed below are included in Encore searches.


  • Academic Search Complete 
  • Brill Online (selected law titles) 
  • Business Source Premier 
  • Cambridge Core (selected law titles) 
  • Directory of Open Access Journals 
  • EBSCO Open Access Law Collection 
  • HeinOnline(Law Journal Library) 
  • JSTOR 
  • Kluwer law journals (selected law titles) 
  • LexisLibrary & LexisLibrary International 
  • Oxford Academic (selected law titles) 
  • SAGE (selected law titles) 
  • SpringerLINK (selected law titles) 
  • Taylor & Francis (selected law titles) 
  • Westlaw UK (onsite only) 
  • Wiley Online Library (selected law titles)


  • Brill Online: Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of Int. Law, Foreign Law Guide, Human Rights & Int. Law 
  • Int. Enc. of Comparative Law 
  • Cambridge Core (Law) 
  • Directory of Open Access Books 
  • EBSCO Open Access Law Collection 
  • EBSCOhost E-books (selected law titles) 
  • Elgar Online: Elgar Enc. of Law & Ec., Elgar Enc. of Private IL, Enc. of Env Law, ‘Law 2020’ E-books, various law e-books from previous years 
  • Hart E-books (2017-2020) 
  • HeinOnline: United Nations Law Collection,World Constitutions Illustrated & World Treaty Library 
  • LLMC Digital 
  • OAPEN Library OUP: Oxford Legal Research Library, Oxford Public Intl Law (but not MPEPIL), 
  • Oxford Scholarship Online (Law) 
  • ProQuest EbookCentral (selected law titles) 
  • SpringerLINK Law and Criminology eBooks 
  • Taylor & Francis E-books (selected law titles)


You do not need to log in to search Encore, however, if you are not in the IALS Library you will be prompted to login using your IALS Library card to view full-text content. Offsite access permissions vary between databases and IALS Library membership type; information on who has offsite access will be noted against each result listing. 


Encore has both a basic and advanced search. Choose the advanced option to specify keyword, title, subject or author, or to limit the search by publication date. Once you have run a search, Encore offers various facets to help you further refine your results; facets can be found down the left of the results page. Facets include format, subject, language and date. To order a facet alphabetically, click on ‘more’ then ‘name’. 

Publication Finder

Use the Publication Finder to locate the e-books and e-journals that IALS Library subscribes to, regardless of publisher or database provider. Some content not included in Encore searching is included in Publication Finder: Beck Online (books), I-law (books/journals), Sabinet African Journals and Westlaw Books.