Welcome to the Law Subject Guide - giving you information on library resources and services.
This page outlines online access to some of the key law reports, journals and useful useful resources.
This is only a selection of the reports and journals the University of Edinburgh subscribes to, so if the item you are interested in is not listed please check the legal databases for access.
Don't forget to look at the Exam and Revision pages for general advice on accessing material and resources during exam times.
Not all of our Law Reports are available online, so we have outlined the main titles available. For other reports please check the databases.
|Title||Database and coverage|
|All England Law Reports||LexisLibrary- 1936- present. Courts; Supreme Court, Privy Council, both divisions of the Court of Appeal and all divisions of the High Court|
|Butterworths Company Law Cases||LexisLibrary 1983- present|
|Butterworths Human Rights Cases||LexisLibrary 1996- present|
|European Law Reports||
HeinOnline- 1997- 2012,
Westlaw- abstract only
|Family Law Reports (Scotland) ((Fam L.R.) Greens)||Westlaw 1997- present|
|Family Law Reports ((FLR) LexisNexis)||
LexisLibrary, 1980- present. Contains reports from the Family Division, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European courts case.Westlaw- abstract only
|Fleet Street Reports||Westlaw 1964- present|
|Green’s Weekly Digest (Scotland)||Westlaw 1987- present - abstract only|
|Housing Law Reports (Scottish) (Hous L.R.)||Westlaw 1996- 2019|
|Housing Law Reports (H.L.R.)||Westlaw 2002- present|
|Lloyd’s Law Reports||i-Law 1919- present|
|Property Law Bulletin (S&M)||Westlaw 1986- present|
|Property Law Bulletin (Greens)||Westlaw 1993- present|
|Scots Law Times||
HeinOnline- 1839- 1949 full text,
Westlaw 1997- present.
|Scottish Civil Law Reports||
LexisLibrary 1987- present.Westlaw 1987- present
|Scottish Criminal Case Reports||
LexisLibrary 1953- present.Westlaw 1981- present
|Simon's Tax Cases||
LexisLibrary 1973- present.Westlaw- abstract only
|Times Law Reports (and Commercial cases)||
LexisLibrary- using the News tab, and search by publication and case details.
HeinOnline- 1884- 1949Westlaw- abstract only
|Weekly Law Reports||Westlaw 1953- present|
|Scottish Law Review, Scottish Court Reports||
Westlaw 1885- 1963
HeinOnline- 1885- 1963
|Scottish Law Reporter||Westlaw 1865- 1924|
|UK and EU Legislation||LexisLibrary and Westlaw|
(Incorporated Council of Law Reporting)
|Available on LexisLibrary and Westlaw- dates and coverage differ between databases and cover: Admiralty & Ecclesiastical, Appeal Cases, Chancery Appeals, Chancery Division, Common Pleas Cases, Common Please Division, Crown Cases Reserved, Equity Cases, Exchequer, Exchequer Division, House of Lords, Kings/ Queen’s Bench Division, Privy Council, Probate / Family, Scotch and Divorce Appeal, Family Division, Probate and Divorce, Probate Division|
|International Court of Justice||https://www.icj-cij.org|
LexisLibrary 1821- present
Westlaw 1907- presentHeinOnline 1826- 1841
HeinOnline- Selected cases 1953- 1974
|Scotch and Divorce Appeals||Westlaw 1870-75|
|Scotch and Divorce Appeal Cases before the House of Lords.||
HeinOnline- 1866- 1875
|Criminal Appeal Case Summaries and Judgments (UK)||LexisLibrary 1987- 2001|
|Scottish Case Digest (Cases)||
LexisLibrary 2000- present