The Beck-online resource offers access to full text German legislation, commentary and a small selection of full text journals. The following table gives details of the modules included in the IALS subscription. All the legislation is updated monthly. The content and interface and documents retrieved are all in German.


Sartorius Plus: More than 320 federal laws and also regional by-laws covering constitutional and administrative law including data protection, environmental law, traffic law and public building regulation.

Schönfelder Plus: More than 230 laws and regulations covering civil law, penal law, employment law, traffic law and procedural law.

Das Deutsche Bundesrecht (Nomos) provides the most comprehensive set of German legislation currently in force. It has had uninterrupted publication since 1949. It comes with introduction and commentary and this includes commentary to less well known legislation which may not be available in other publications. It is a main source of reference for the legal profession in Germany.


Multimediarecht Plus provides commentary sources for practitioners which focus on telecommunications, media law, IT, copyright and competition law. See below for journal content.

Law reports with commentary

Neue Juristische Wochenschrift provides full text access to law reports and related commentary published in the journal and its supplements. It covers all areas of civil law and important cases from other areas.

Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz Plus Provides full text access to law reports and commentary on intellectual property and also competition law. The titles included are listed below in the section on journal articles.

Journal Articles

The IALS subscription gives full text access to journal articles from these titles.

Neue Juristische Wochenschrift group: Covers Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (with supplements) 1981- (with Rechtsprechung from 1947), Deutsch-Deutsche Rechtszeitschrift 1990-1997, Zeitschrift für Vermögens- und Immobilienrecht 1991-2004 & Zeitschrift für Rechtspolitik 2000-

Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz Plus: Covers Internationaler Teil & Ausländischer Teil, GRUR Rechtsprechungs-Report, NJW Entscheidungsdienst Wettbewerbsrecht 1996-2000 and IIC International review of intellectual property and competition law 1970-

Multimediarecht Plus: Covers MMR MultiMedia und Recht 1998-  and  ZUM Zeitschrift für Urheber und Medienrecht. 2000-

Search Options

It is possible to use keywords to search across one or more sections of Beck-Online and to specify the fields to be searched but access to the documents retrieved will be limited to the sections included in the IALS subscription.


Onsite access is available to all visitors. Remote access is possible for all IALS and University of London staff and students.