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Access to Law - Legal Resources

AccessToLaw is a portal site, providing annotated links to selected UK, Commonwealth and worldwide legal web sites - including Nigeria, Zambia and South Africa. There is a particular emphasis on sites which contain substantive law (legislation, case reports, treaties, etc.) or related materials (reports, codes of practice, official guidance, etc.), or which will help the legal practitioner to find such information. Apart from a few subscription services, which are clearly indicated, all of the sites linked to are free.

American Society of International Law (ASIL) - Electronic Resource Guide

Free database that organizes and provides links to, and useful information on, web resources from the full spectrum of international law, including International Commercial Arbitration, International Environmental Law, International Intellectual Property Law, Private International Law, Human Rights and Treaties. Each chapter describes a topic, offers tips on online research and resources, and provides links to the most important primary and secondary materials on the web.


FindLaw is a US based online resource that provides access to sample legal form; information pertaining to federal and state laws organized by topic; and legal news and other information.


Comprehensive searchable database of the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory which provides listings of 900,000 lawyers and law firms around the world.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

This webpage contains in-depth studies of country competition laws and policies conducted by the OECD.

Peace Palace library catalogue

The catalogue of the Library of the Peace Palace, which is located in The Hague, Netherlands, provides an online index to its substantial collection of legal materials covering international law, public and private law, foreign national law and international arbitration law. Legal journal articles are indexed. Email alerts available for new materials added to the site. Access to full text materials held at the Peace Palace Library is by personal visit only.

World Legal Information Institute

WorldLII is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility developed collaboratively by the Legal Information Institutes (LII) and other organisations. Free access to over 800 legal information databases covering over 100 countries and territories.


WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat searches many libraries at once for an item and identifies which libraries hold it, including local libraries. It also finds research articles and digital items that can be directly viewed or downloaded.