Home > Library > Collections > Subject Guides > Law > Specialist resources
Your Academic Support Librarian 

Maria Bell|

Telephone: 0207 955 7242

Email: m.bell@lse.ac.uk|


Specialist resources

Lexis Library| and Westlaw UK| 

In short, both contain UK case law and legislation, United States case law and legislation, state and federal, EU case law and legislation, and extensive full text United States law reviews. Journal content will differ between the two.

  • To use the international content of Westlaw, select Services then Westlaw International.
  • To use the international content of Lexis Library, use the Sources tab to locate relevant files to search.

Neither database is fully searchable on Summon and must be searched separately. 

United Kingdom

  • JustCite  summaries of UK case law and details of case histories
  • Lexis Library - UK case law from 1865 onwards
  • Westlaw UK - UK case law from 1235 onwards 

European Union

  • EUR-Lex - the official EU portal to all legal materials
  • European Sources Online (ESO) - a useful research tool for tracing EU policy information
  • Lexis Library- EU legislation and case law
  • Westlaw UK  - EU legislation and case law
  • Celex - archive of all EU law since 1952. This is also covered by EUR-Lex.
  • European Documentation Centre at LSE

Other jurisdictions

  • Lexis Library- select Sources tab and country from the drop down list
  • Westlaw UK- select Services, Westlaw International for US content
  • Hein Online- full text US law journals, legal classics, English Reports, international journals and yearbooks

International law resources

  • Foreign & International Law Resources Database  on Hein Online
  • International Law Reports 1919 -
  • KluwerArbitration.com - materials for international commercial arbitration
  • Lexis Library
  • Oxford Public International Law
  • United Nations documentation at LSE
  • Westlaw UK  - select Services then Westlaw International
  • WorldTradeLaw.net - materials for international trade law including Dispute Settlement Commentary for WTO dispute settlement case law.



  • British Tax Library online includes British Tax Cases from 1875 -
  • IBFD Journals - journals of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation
  • Lexis Library - includes Simon's Tax Cases, Simon's Tax Intelligence and extensive taxation materials (see the Practice Area for Taxation). 
  • OECDiLibrary - full text of all OECD publications
  • Westlaw UK

Please note that the majority of our online legal resources are available to current LSE staff and students only. All external visitors and LSE alumni should check before their visit that access to the resources required is possible.


  My Library Account