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Beck Online

Beck-Online is a subscription database of German legal materials.  Its user interface, search functions, and materials are in German; however, English-language navigation instructions are provided in the HLSL German Law Research Guide.

Coverage: 1947-current
Jurisdictions: Germany
Source: C.H. Beck
Access:  Harvard Key Log-In and PIN required.
Categories: statutory codes, judicial opinions, statutory commentaries, journals, and practice-oriented materials

Chancery Law Chronicles

Chancery Law Chronicles contains legal material from Bangladesh, including laws and more than 8,000 judgments.  The laws are in alphabetical and chronological order or searchable by subject matter.  Special segments highlight landmark judgments, sensational judgments, and public interest litigation.  Some secondary sources such as forms, journals, dictionaries, and glossaries are also available.

Coverage: 1972-current
Jurisdictions: Bangladesh
Source: Chancery Law Chronicles
Access:  Please see HLSL Research Services.
Categories: judgments from the Supreme Court of Bangladesh; parent laws (acts, orders and ordinances); subordinate legislation (rules, regulations, by-laws, notifications); international treaties and agreements ratified/signed by Bangladesh government; draft laws; select government policies; repealed laws; bills passed by the parliament; reports of law commission; legal forms; directory of law firms, organizations, ministries, etc.

CIS Legislation

Legislation of the CIS countries contains documents, on the basic branches of law and reflecting interstate relations between CIS countries.  This database features a section on interstate relations the Uniform thematic qualifier, the Uniform search engine for all sections, and the Uniform format of documents.  CIS Legislation, primarily in English and Russian, collects legislation from 11 Commonwealth of Independent States.

Coverage: Coverage Varies by Country
Jurisdictions: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine
Source: SojuzPravoInform LLC
Access: Please contact  Research Services, 617-495-4516, for further assistance.
Categories: orders, directives, conventions, agreements, decisions, decrees, letters, guidance, provisions

CLJ Law

This English language database aims to contain the full-texts of all Malaysian cases and federal acts. New bills, acts, subsidiary acts and amending acts are listed as they become available. The database provides links to a number of freely accessible legal directories, including the Malaysian legal professional email directory and the Malaysian Bar Council Directory.

Coverage: 1981-current
Jurisdictions: Malaysia
Source: The CLJ Legal Network Sdn Bhd (192353 V)
Access: Please see HLSL Research Services
Categories: cases and federal acts, new bills, subsidiary acts and amending acts, legal directories

Constitutions of the World

Oxford Constitutions of the World contains fully-translated English-language versions of all the world’s constitutions (both national and sub-national), accompanied by individual jurisdictional commentaries, and supplementary materials, including foundation documents, historical versions of constitutions and amending acts/laws.  This source also contains the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law.

Coverage:  Materials begin with the Magna Carta 1215
Jurisdictions: Broad Range of Countries
Source: Oxford
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required
Categories: constitutions, secondary sources, historical materials, and amending acts/laws

Doctrinal Plus

Doctrinal Plus is an index to over 150 French law journals. The database of official texts includes law from French and EU sources  as well as  jurisprudence from French and EU courts.   The interface and help screens are in French throughout.

Coverage: 1993-current for most journals, some begin earlier.
Jurisdictions: France
Source: Thomson Reuters
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required
Categories: secondary sources, law journals, laws, jurisprudence

Eastlaws (Shabakat qawānīn al-sharq)

Eastlaws (Shabakat qawānīn al-sharq) provides statutes, codes, judgments, treaties along with rulings from Islamic courts (in Arabic).

Coverage: Varies by Jurisdiction
Jurisdictions: Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (Federal, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Sharjah), Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco
Source: The International Group for Advocacy and Legal Consultancy (IGLC)
Access: Please see HLSL Research Services
Categories: statutes, codes, judgments, treaties, and rulings

EIU Country Reports

The Economist Intelligence Unit, the research and analysis division of the Economist Group,  provides country profiles and data. The information includes descriptions of the politics, economy, risk, regulation, and business environment, of a country.

Coverage: Varies by Country, roughly 1980-Current
Jurisdictions: Includes 189 countries across the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Source: The Economist Group
Access: Harvard University ID and PIN required
Categories: country reports, country commerce, financial services reporting, global forecasting service, automotive report, automotive world outlook, consumer goods and retail report, consumer goods world outlook, energy report

EriLaws (Eritrea)

Codes and major laws of Eritrea.  Begins with Proclamation No.1/1991 and is updated regularly.   Documents are retrieved in English and the text can be in Tigrinya and/or English.

Coverage: 1991-2017 for Eritrea; 2006-2018 for South Sudan
Jurisdictions: Eritrea & South Sudan
Source: Erilaws
Access: Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community.  Please contact  Research Services, 617-495-4516, for further assistance.
Categories: major codes, transitional codes, proclamations and legal notices, constitutions, ratified constitutions, acts and regulations, and bills

European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI) 

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) conducts practice-oriented research, provides information and documentation, and offers advisory services concerning minority-majority relations in Europe. It serves European governments and regional intergovernmental organizations as well as non-dominant groups in the European area. The Centre also supports the academic community, the media and the general public through the timely provision of information and analysis.

Coverage: 1998-current
Jurisdictions: Europe
Source: European Centre for Minority Issues
Access: Harvard University ID and PIN required.
Also In: HeinOnline
Categories: Reports, working papers, the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, issue briefs, yearbooks, handbooks, studies, and books

Foreign Law Guide (Reynolds & Flores)

Foreign Law Guide (FLG) is a database offering relevant information on sources of foreign law, including complete bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations and selected references to secondary sources.

Coverage: Current
Jurisdictions: Over 180 countries included
Source: Brill
Access: Harvard University ID and PIN required
Categories: research guides, bibliographic citations

GlobaLex

GlobaLex is an electronic legal publication dedicated to international and foreign law research. These research guides highlight  resources for most every jurisdiction.

Coverage: Current
Jurisdictions: Over 160 countries, comparative, and international law
Source: Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law
Access: Open Access
Categories: research guides

Hukuk Türk

The Hukuk Turk law portal offers primary and secondary sources of law for Turkey.

Coverage: 1930-current
Jurisdictions: Turkey
Source: Hukuk Programlari Co. Ltd.
Access: Limited to the HLS community; off-campus access is controlled by HLS Account username and password.
Categories: decisions from the Supreme Court (Yargıtay), State Council (Danıştay), Constitutional Court (Anayasa Mahkemesi), and European Court of Human Rights (Avrupa İnsan Hakları Mahkemesi), legislation, index to legal literature, a legal dictionary, petitions and contracts, draft laws

The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales (ICLR)

ICLR is not-for-profit organization established in 1865 as the authorized publisher of the official series of The Law Reports for the Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales.

Coverage: 1865-current
Jurisdictions: England & Wales
Source: Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales
Access: Harvard University ID and PIN required
Categories:  Decisions from the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, The Court of Justice of the European Union, The Court of Appeal (Civil Division), The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), The Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court (including the Divisional Court), The Chancery Division of the High Court, The Family Division of the High Court, The Court of Protection, The Employment Appeal Tribunal, The Upper Tribunal, The Court Martial Appeal Court, The Consistory Court, The Court of Ecclesiastical Causes Reserved, The Chancery Court of York

INDEX TO CANADIAN LEGAL LITERATURE (WESTLAW)

The Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL) indexes monographs, essays, federal and provincial government publications, publications of law faculties and legal research institutes and associations, including theses, publications from the law societies and associations, including legal education materials, and popular legal works and public legal education materials, including audio-visual materials.

Coverage: 1985-current
Jurisdictions: Canada
Source: Carswell and the Canadian Association of Law Libraries
Access: Westlaw (access is limited to the Harvard Law School community)
Categories: index

IndiaStat

Indiastat.com provides secondary level socio-economic statistical information about India, its states, regions and sectors.  The data can be downloaded in MS-Word, MS-Excel, or HTML format. Access to the associated state level sites is also provided here. The site is frequently updated.

Coverage: 1947-current
Jurisdictions:  6 geographic regions & 29 states
Source: Datanet India
Access:  Harvard University ID and PIN required
Categories: statistics, data

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP)

The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) provides citations to articles about foreign, comparative and international law. Materials in all languages are included. Greek, Cyrillic, and East Asian vernacular are Romanized and Arabic and Hebrew titles are translated into English or French.

Coverage:  1985-current
Jurisdictions: All except the U.S., the British Isles, and the British Commonwealth
Source:  HeinOnline
Access:  Harvard University ID and PIN required
Also In:  Print (Coverage begins in 1960.)
Categories: journal articles, congressional reports, book chapters, yearbooks, book reviews

Justisone

Justis provides access to cases and legislation from England & Wales. All cases are subject classified and cross-linked to cited and citing cases and where possible linked to external sources of reported versions including ICLROnline, Westlaw, Lexis Nexis, Informa and more.

Coverage:   England and Wales High Court (1993-current), the England and Wales Court of Appeal (1951-current), United Kingdom Supreme Court/House of Lords (1852-current), Acts of Parliament (1235-current), Local Acts (1797-current), Private Acts (1539-current).
Jurisdictions:  England, Singapore, Caribbean
Source: v|lex
Access:  HLS IP access limited to the HLS community; off-campus access is controlled by HLS Account username and password
Categories: case decisions, legislation

Jutastat Online

Jutastat Online provides electronic access to South African Law Reports and Appellate Division Reports and statutes.   In addition, the case law and statutes of Zimbabwe are also available.

Coverage:  South African Appellate Division Reports (1910-current), South African Law Reports (1947-current), Statutes of Zimbabwe (July 2002-current), Zimbabwe Law Reports (1964-current)
Jurisdictions:  South Africa & Zimbabwe
Source:  Juta & Co.
Access:  HLS IP access limited to the HLS community; off-campus access is controlled by HLS Account username and password
Categories: case law, statutes

Kodeks  

Kodeks law databases – a major source for Russian legislation – in Russian or English translation comprising thousands of documents. Has English component called: Kodeks Russian law database in English, with sections: Business law of Russia; News; and: The most important documents, including the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Codes of the Russian Federation, and the most important federal acts.

Coverage: 1991-current
Jurisdictions: Russia
Access:  Harvard University ID and PIN required
Categories: executive, legislative and judicial acts, normative acts of the Russian Federation, international law treatises, regional legislation, constitution, codes, selected federal acts, and news

Law Data (Yue dan fa xue zhi shi ku/月旦法學知識庫)

This commercial legal database contains includes judgments and judicial interpretations from the Supreme Court.  It is in Chinese only.

Coverage: Taiwan (1930-current) Mainland China (2000-current)
Jurisdictions: Taiwan
Access:  HLS IP access limited to the HLS community; off-campus access is controlled by HLS Account username and password.
Categories:  legal journals, dictionaries, e-books, textbooks, lectures, PhD. and Master’s degree dissertations, and a judicial exam question bank

LawAfrica

LawAfrica Law Reports (LLR) is a  database of over 30,000 decisions, including the highest courts in East Africa such as the Supreme Court of Uganda, The Court of Appeal of Uganda, the Court of Appeal of Tanzania and the Commercial Court in Tanzania, The Court of Appeal in Kenya and the Commercial Court in Kenya. Many decisions from the other high court levels are included. There is also a Digest for procedural and civil decisions.

Coverage:  Updated Weekly
Jurisdictions:  Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, East Africa
Source:  Law Africa
Access: Please contact  Research Services, 617-495-4516, for further assistance.
Categories:  decisions, reports, digest, commentaries, journals

LAWnB=lo aen bi (로앤비)

LAWnB is a Korean legal database providing access to primary and secondary resources, with specialized information on administrative and business law.  All in Korean including interface.

Coverage: Varies by resource
Jurisdictions:  Korea
Source:  Thomson Reuters
Access:  HLS IP access limited to the HLS community; off-campus access is controlled by HLS Account username and password.
Categories:  laws, regulation, case law, articles, forms, directories

LawPavilion

LawPavilion is a Nigerian database of statutes and judgments.   HLSL only subscribes to the case law module covering both Supreme Court and Appeals Court judgments.

Coverage:  Varies by resource
Jurisdictions: Nigeria
Source:  LawPavilion Business Solutions Ltd.
Access:  Please contact  Research Services, 617-495-4516, for further assistance.
Categories: statutes, case law

Legifrance

LegiFrance is a free French database with primary legal materials, some limited material available in English translation as well as other languages.

Coverage:  1947-current
Jurisdictions:  France
Source:  GIT Limited
Access:  Open Access
Categories:  official codes, statutes, decrees, official sites

Lexis360

In addition to codes, legislation and jurisprudence, Lexis360 provides access to the 60+ JurisClasseur encyclopedias and more than 30 full-text French law journals.

Coverage:  1945-current
Jurisdictions:  France
Source:  Lexis
Access:   HLS IP access limited to the HLS community; off-campus access is controlled by HLS Account username and password.
Categories:  codes, legislation, jurisprudence, journals, and encyclopedias

Lexis Advance Quicklaw

LexisNexis provides access to primary and secondary content.  It also provides a citator service, QuickCITE Note Up.  Although its user interface and contents are primarily in English, it includes French-language materials as well.

Coverage:  Coverage Information
Jurisdictions:  Canada
Source:  Lexis
Access:   HLS community only and requires that you register as an HLS affiliate first
Categories:  case law, legislation, treatises, legal periodical articles

Lexis China (律商网)

Lexis China is a Chinese/English bilingual database on Chinese law. On the top right hand side of the page, you should see English to click on, if you cannot read Chinese.

Coverage:  1949-current
Jurisdictions:  China
Source:  Lexis
Access:  HLS IP access limited to the HLS community; off-campus access is controlled by HLS Account username and password.
Categories:  laws, regulations, judicial decisions, legal news, sample contracts, articles

Lexis LIBRARY

Lexis Library is a legal research platform that provides access to UK law and related secondary sources, including Halsbury’s Laws of England, Annotations, Is It In Force?, and Statutes and SI Citators, INSOL Europe: European Insolvency Regulation Case Register.

Coverage:  Varies by Resource
Jurisdictions:  United Kingdom
Source:  Lexis
Access:  Harvard University ID and PIN required
Categories:  cases, legislation and statutory instruments, journals, current awareness tools, forms, appeal tracker, bill tracker tools, treatises

Manupatra 

Manupatra provides access to Indian case law including both the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the states and the decisions of Indian tribunals and commissions.    Both Central and State Bare Acts, Rules and Regulations are available along with legislative bills and drafts.   A number of e-books and articles are also available.

Coverage:  Content Coverage
Jurisdictions:  India
Source:  Manupatra Information Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Access:  HLS IP access limited to the HLS community; off-campus access is controlled by HLS Account username and password.  When logging in, to gain access chick on “IP Users Click Here”, at the bottom of the blue Subscriber Log-In box.
Categories:  decisions, acts, rules, regulations, legislative bills and drafts, treatises

Nevo: ha-maʼagar ha-mishpaṭi ha-Yiśreʼeli

Nevo includes the official text of Israeli court decisions. In addition to officially published judicial decisions from all courts, the database includes decisions that were not officially published, summaries and the history of cases from first instance to appeal, summaries of decisions, full text of treatises, and law journals. The database also includes up-to-date full text of primary and subsidiary legislation and the historical chronology of amendments. The text of some international treaties is also provided.

Coverage: 1948-current
Jurisdictions:  Israel
Source:  Expertos
Access: HLS IP access limited to the HLS community; off-campus access is controlled by HLS Account username and password.
Categories:  court decisions, summaries, treatises, law journals, legislation, legislative amendments, international treatises

Pakistan Law Site

Pakistan Law Site includes statutes, rules and cases relating to Pakistan covering federal and provincial materials. This database includes: All Pakistan Legal Decisions (PLD), Supreme Court Monthly Review (SCMR), Civil Law Cases (CLC), Pakistan Criminal Law Journal (PCrLJ), Pakistan Tax Decisions (PTD), Pakistan Labour Cases (PLC), Corporate Law Decisions (CLD), Yearly Law Reporter (YLR), Monthly Law Digest (MLD), Gilgit-Baltistan Law Reports (GBLR)

Coverage: 1947-current
Jurisdictions:  Pakistan
Source:  Oratier Technologies Lt
Access:  HLS IP access limited to the HLS community; off-campus access is controlled by HLS Account username and password.
Categories: statutes, rules, cases

SCOTTISH LEGAL HISTORY

The HeinOnline Scottish Legal History collection provides access to the publications of the Stair Society including the Stair Society Main (Annual) Series, which discusses various aspects of Scots Law as well books and abridgements about Scots Law. The Stair Society was founded in 1934 to advance the knowledge of the history of Scots Law by the publication of original documents and the reprinting and editing of rare and important works.

Coverage:  Materials date back to the 1600s, Stair Society Main (Annual) Series, volumes 1-53 (1936-2008)
Jurisdictions:  Scotland
Source:  HeinOnline
Access:  Harvard University ID and PIN required
Also In:  The Stair Society with a per article cost.
Categories:  trial accounts, stair publications, books, treatises, legal history, scholarly articles

TashreaAt: Bawwābah al-quānūnīyah

Tashreaat contains Egyptian primary sources such as statutes, codes, and jurisprudence.  (Arabic Only)

Coverage:  Current
Jurisdictions:  Egyptian
Source:  Tashreaat
Access:  Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community.  Please contact  Research Services, 617-495-4516, for further assistance.
Categories: laws, codes, jurisprudence

vLex Global 

vLex offers case law, legislation, and other legal materials.

Coverage:  Varies by Jurisdiction
Jurisdictions:  Nearly 100 countries, with a particular focus on jurisdictions in Central America, South America, and Europe
Source:  vLex Networks, SL
Access: HLS IP access limited to the HLS community; off-campus access is controlled by HLS Account username and password.
Categories:  case law, legislation,  regulation, constitutions, administrative decisions, books, journals, newspapers

Westlaw China (万律) 

A Chinese and English bilingual database on Chinese law. It provides comprehensive primary and secondary resources.

Coverage:  Coverage Information
Jurisdictions:  China
Source:  Thomson Reuters
Access:  Harvard University ID and PIN required; off-campus access is controlled by HLS Account username and password.
Categories:  laws, regulations, judicial decisions, case head notes, legal news, sample contracts, articles

Westlaw IE

Westlaw Ireland provides extensive coverage of Irish legal sources.

Coverage:  Coverage Information
Jurisdictions:  Ireland, European Union
Source:  Thomson Reuters
Access: Harvard University ID and PIN required; off-campus access is controlled by HLS Account username and password.
Categories:  cases, legislation, historical cases and statutes, statutory instruments, digests, journals, newspapers, legislative alerts, government publications

Westlaw Japan

Westlaw Japan provides extensive coverage of Japanese legal sources.

Coverage:  Coverage Information
Jurisdictions:  Japan
Source:  Thomson Reuters
Access: Please contact  Research Services, 617-495-4516, for further assistance.
Categories:  cases, legislation, historical cases and statutes, journals, newspapers, books, bibliographies

World Constitutions Illustrated

HeinOnline World Constitutions Illustrated provides access to contemporary and historical documents and resources of interest to scholars researching the constitutional and political development of the nations of the world. World Constitutions Illustrated includes, for each nation represented copies of the current constitution in its original language format accompanied by at least one English translation, secondary materials related to constitutional law and history, and links to online sources such as Portals to the World and official government websites.

Coverage:  Current
Jurisdictions:  Almost 200
Source:  HeinOnline
Access:  Harvard University ID and PIN required
Categories:  constitutions, historical materials, book chapters, scholarly articles, commentaries, bibliographic materials

World Factbook 

World Factbook provides information on the population, government, economy, and infrastructure.  Current and historical editions of this resource are available to researchers through the HLSL collection

Coverage: 1981-current
Jurisdictions:  Over 250 Jurisdictions
Source:  United States Central Intelligence Agency
Access:  Harvard University ID and PIN required
Categories:  reference materials, statistics

World Law Guide (Lexadin)

Lexadin is a Netherlands based legal technology service. It provides many thousands of links to worldwide legal information resources. Most sections are organized alphabetically by country.

Coverage:  Varies by Jurisdiction, Current through 2011
Jurisdictions:  Over 180 Jurisdictions
Source:  Lexadin
Access:  Open Access
Categories:  legislation, law firms, court information, cases, indices, law journals

World Legal Information Institute

The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a collection of online databases that provide access to primary and secondary legal materials from jurisdictions around the world.

Coverage:  Varies by jurisdiction
Jurisdictions:  Approximately 170 countries
Source:  Australasia Legal Information Institute
Access:  Open Access
Categories:  case law, legislation, secondary legal materials, law journal articles