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Open Access Resources for Law Library Guide: Foreign & International Law Resources

This guide will cover law resources that are freely available for use.


This site collects laws, treaties, cases, journals and other materials from around the world. It covers both foreign and international law.

A detailed training guide can be found at the following link:

Public Law Library

The Public Library of Law is the world’s largest online database of free law. It brings free materials from across the Web together in one place, and adds hundreds of volumes of law that has previously only been available with a subscription.

You can access the library here:

Library of Congress

The US Library of Congress has research guides for foreign and international law to assist you to find resources.

Their detailed guides can be found here:


This site includes sections on foreign, international and comparative law. The section devoted to foreign law includes excellent summaries of legal research in a wide range of countries and jurisdictions including links to resources where available.

You can access Globalex here: