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English Law

Guide to the law of the United Kingdom.


Legal Periodicals

Articles from British legal periodicals can be located using the following:

  • Legal Journals Index (1986 to 1999) (Westlaw1986 to present) - Major British periodical index covering over 400 English language legal journals published in the U.K. and Europe.
  • Legal Source  - American full-text database that also includes articles from U.K. legal periodicals.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981
  • LegalTrac (1980 to present) - American periodical index that also includes articles from journals, newspapers, and other legal periodicals published in Great Britain.
  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (1960-present) - Do Country Subject search for UK and find articles in both UK journals and the journals of other non-US countries on UK law.


Most of the library's English law treatises are classified in the collection under KD and are located on the 4th floor.  For specific titles, check the online catalog or ask a reference librarian for assistance.  The following research databases contain digitized collections of English law treatises:

Abbreviation/Citation Guides