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Law: Legislation & Treaties

A start guide to legal research in the C J Koh Law Library

Finding Legislation & Treaties

For full listing of subscription databases, see: Guide to Electronic Resources Collection.

This is a selection of databases frequently used to access legislation and parliamentary materials:

General

  • Lexis Advance Singapore
  • WestLaw
    Both databases contain legislation from various foreign jurisdictions, including Canada, UK, US and the European Union.

China

  • CNKI Legal Knowledge Integrated Database
    CNKI is a key national research and information publishing institution in China, led by Tsinghua University. The legal section of the database provides access to Chinese legislation and treaties.
  • LawInfoChina
    Chinese laws, regulations and tax treaties (Chinese and English versions).

India

  • Manupatra
    Coverage includes the Indian Central Bare Acts with all amendments incorporated.

Malaysia

  • CLJ Law
    Contains Federal Acts, subsidiary legislation, state legislation, bills and treaties.
  • LawNet (Malaysia)
    Subscribers to this database have access to Malaysian Acts, bills, legislative supplements, and government gazettes. Registration for ID and password required.

Click HERE for full listing.

Singapore

Click HERE for full listing.

Europe and UK

  • JustisOne
    Contains the full text of every UK Act of Parliament passed and given royal assent, including repealed legislation, back to 1235. Also access to EU parliamentary questions and legislation.
  • UK Parliamentary Papers
    Includes 18th and 19th century House of Commons parliamentary papers and 19th century House of Lords parliamentary papers.

A selection of websites, mainly from common law jurisdictions, containing legislation, parliamentary materials and treaties are listed below.

For ASEAN countries, refer to the ASEAN Law Resources LibGuide.

Australia

Canada

China

European Union

Hong Kong

India

Malaysia

New Zealand

Singapore

UK

US

Global

International

Resource Librarian

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