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Islamic Jurisprudence: e-Databases

Islamic Jurisprudence Provides an understanding of the function and scope of Uṣūl al-Fiqh in the process of deducing rules from the primary and secondary sources of Islamic law.


E-databases archive scholarly journal featuring full text articles from journals in Law, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, History, and much more disciplines; coverage varies by title.

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e-Databases Law

E-databases archive scholarly journal featuring full text articles from journals in Law, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, History, and much more disciplines; coverage varies by title.


More than legal research, the LexisNexis® Total Research System provides you online access to State and Federal Case Law; Codes and Statutes; Court documents and extensive secondary materials such as treatises and law journal articles.

Westlaw India  

Westlaw India has exclusive Indian content version, equipped with the international quality search functionalities available on the world's favourite legal database Westlaw India. With complete archive of judgments delivered by the Supreme Court of India, All High Courts and prominent Tribunals & Commissions, Legislations, Notifications, and Circulars.

Pakistan Lawsite 

This resource ensembles the idea of LAWONLINE. This is one stop resource site for statutes, rules and cases relating to Pakistan. This site is one of its kind and houses all the federal and provincial statutes and cases related to these statutes and more than 1200 essays and other legal documents available here. It published all PLD publishers’ journals including PLD, SCMR, CLC, PCrLJ, PTD, PLC CLD and YLR.

Popular e-Databases

Cambridge Journals Online  

Cambridge University Press’s collection of nearly 200 leading journals across the sciences, social sciences such as law and politics, humanities.


Provides full text of all 150+ Emerald online journals available, with full text back files, many going back to 1990's abstracts going back in some cases to 1980's. 


An online archive database with complete back files of over 700 core scholarly journals covering Law, Religion, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Geography, Political Sciences, Business, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Language, and Education.

Project Muse  

This source offers full text access to current content from prestigious humanities and social sciences (Law, Politics, Religion, Philosophy, and Psychology etc.) journals worldwide.

Science Direct    

The world's leading electronic collection of scientific journals and provides access to the fulltext of last 5 years. The subject areas covered in this database are Legal Studies, Business Management and Accounting, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics.

Taylor & Francis Journals  

Taylor & Francis Journals provide access to over 1100 peer-reviewed research journals published by Taylor & Francis, and it covers 79 Law journals.

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The British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) provides access to the most comprehensive set of British and Irish primary legal materials that are available for free and in one place on the internet. In August 2012, BAILII included 90 databases covering 7 jurisdictions. The system contains around 36 gigabytes of legal materials and around 297,513 searchable documents.

Indian Kanoon         

Indian Kanoon achieves law documents into smallest possible clause and by integrating Laws/Statutes with Court judgments. A tight integration of court judgments with laws and with themselves allows automatic determination of the most relevant clauses and court judgments.

Legal Scholarship Network  

The Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) is directed by Bernard Black and Ronald J. Gilson. LSN Research Paper Series offer your institution a way to showcase and distribute the research of your faculty and staff. We encourage the readers of our journals to communicate directly with other members of the SSRN Community regarding their own and other's research.