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Law - Short Learning Programmes: Databases

Research assistance, subject guides and useful library resources for students enrolled in the Short Learning Programmes of the Faculty of Law, compiled by the Faculty of Law librarians


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Find search guides, training videos and tutorials to assist you with finding Databases and conducting research with Databases on the Research Support tab.

Reputable Internet links to Legal Search Engines can be found on the Reputable Links tab

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South African Legal Databases

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Please follow these steps:

  1. Click on Register
  2. Insert your Name, Surname, UJ email address and create a password of your choice
  3. Click Register again
  4. A verification email will be sent to your UJ email address
  5. Click on Verify Account
  6. You are then good to go and can login with your UJ email address as username and the password of your choice

International Legal Databases with Some South African Content

Databases within HeinOnline that cover specific areas of the law are:

  • Animal Studies: Law, Welfare and RIghts
  • Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment (BLASE)
  • Civil Rights and Social Justice
  • Covid-19: Pandemics Past and Present
  • Criminal Justice & Criminology
  • European Centre for Minority Issues
  • Foreign & International Law Resources Database
  • Foreign Relations of the United States
  • Gun Regulation and Legislation in America
  • Hague Academy Collected Courses Online
  • Harvard Research in International Law
  • History of International Law
  • Intellectual Property Law Collection
  • International Commission of Jurists Library
  • Law in Eastern Europe
  • Legal Classics
  • ​Manual of Patent Examining Procedure
  • Multinational Sources Compared
  • National Moor Court Competition
  • Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Publications
  • Pentagon Papers
  • Religion and the Law
  • Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture &Law
  • Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf (International
  • United Nations Law Collection
  • Women and the Law (Peggy) 
  • World Constitutions Illustrated
  • World Treaty Library

Databases A - Z

International Legal Databases

Multidisciplinary Databases with Some Legal Content

See the following databases on EBSCOHost which may be of interest:

Academic Search Ultimate
Africa-Wide Information
Business Source Ultimate
Family & Society Studies Worldwide
Women's Studies International

E-Books available in Multidisciplinary Databases

Bibliographic Databases

Bibliographic databases provide the bibliographic details of an article but does not provide the full text.