U.K. Legal Research

An introduction to print and electronic sources for researching law in the United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Legal Citation

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th ed. 2015
Law Open Reserve (Stauffer Collection) KF245 .U5

  • T.2         Foreign Jurisdictions
  • T2.42     United Kingdom at pp. 406 - 413
  • T2.42.1  England and Wales at pp. 413 - 418
  • T2.42.2  Northern Ireland (and Ireland until 1924) at pp. 418 - 421
  • T2.42.3  Scotland

Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA, 4th ed., 2012)
Available online in pdf format

Prince's Bieber Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations
Law Reference KF246 .P74 2009
Includes legal abbreviations from dozens of countries, including the UK.

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
A free internet guide to legal abbreviations, searchable by title and abbreviation.

Heafey Law Library Research Team