The library has just acquired two new online resources from Oxford University Press: the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History and the collection of law books published by OUP available on Oxford Scholarship Online.
The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History, edited by Stanley N. Katz, is the first encyclopedia of law to provide both historical and contemporary comparisons of the world's legal systems. A truly international and interdisciplinary reference work, the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History covers legal history from ancient to modern times. Approximately 1,000 articles explore the traditions of Ancient Greek Law, Ancient Roman Law, Medieval Roman Law, Chinese Law, English Common Law, Islamic Law, United States Law, and the laws of such other regions as Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. Major categories of law explained in detail include private law (contract, tort, civil procedure), public law (statutory, criminal, etc.), and higher or constitutional law.
The Law module of Oxford Scholarship Online provides access to the full text of some 200 titles from Oxford University Press's current academic law list. Oxford has a strong tradition of developing exceptional work across the full breadth of legal scholarship, with titles ranging from the foundations of legal history and philosophy to analytic and comparative work on legal doctrine and empirical research on law in modern society. Oxford Scholarship Online will include new titles from the series: Oxford Studies in European Law, Oxford Monographs in International Law, Oxford Monographs in Criminal Law and Justice, Clarendon Studies in Criminology, Oxford Monographs in Labour Law, Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History, Oxford Studies in International Economic Law, and the International Courts and Tribunals series, alongside many other works selected from their list of law titles. For a full list of the titles currently available in this ever-expanding collection, click
FYI -- At York University, we have access to the full range of subjects available on Oxford Scholarship Online. To access this new service, click here.