Access to Global Legal Information
General Editor: Marci Hoffman, University of California, Berkeley Law Library
Brill’s Foreign Law Guide EN
Acclaimed by librarians, academics, and researchers alike, the Foreign Law Guide (FLG) is an essential database offering relevant information on sources of foreign law, including complete bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations and selected references to secondary sources in one virtual destination. Broad in content and global in scope, the FLG is an indispensable resource for comparative law research and a fundamental tool for developing a foreign and comparative law collection. Approximately 190 jurisdictions are systemically covered and updated by a global team of experts.
Now offering coverage of the United States.
Each jurisdictional entry provides reliable information, such as:
• An introductory overview of the legal system and legal history;
• An outline of the judicial and legislative system;
• Primary and secondary sources of law and legal information;
• Links to major online sources;
• Identification of major legal publications.
The unique “Materials Indexed” feature presents a list of publications that provide full-text legislation, summaries of laws or translations, or detailed monographic treatment of laws on specific subjects, and serves as an important development tool for foreign and comparative legal collections.
Published by Brill since 2012, the FLG is now presented in a revised and increasingly user-friendly environment. Supporting the already well-established FLG brand, the new database offers a revised structure for the presentation of the rich content for each country, implementing the following enhancements:
• Improved content organization and structure;
• Upgraded search and browsing functionality allowing users to save, send, and email results;
• Streamlined and reorganized subject headings;
• Copy and paste functionality for Word processing;
• Advanced search capabilities;
• Personal preferences options allow researchers to access search history and export search results to bibliographic software.
Long the standard research tool for researching foreign and comparative law, the FLG will continue to serve as the single-most important guide for librarians, students, practitioners and academics.
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Librarians, academics, researchers, and students of foreign and comparative law will find an indispensable and time-saving resource in the FLG.
“The Foreign Law Guide is an indispensable resource for beginning any foreign law research project and for considering a comprehensive array of country-specific materials. Its authoritative and thorough country-by-country analysis has made my job easier on a daily basis.” – Heidi Frostestad Kuehl, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian, Northwestern University School of Law
“If you were stuck on a desert island and forced to do foreign legal research, you’d want to take the Foreign Law Guide, a source that many foreign and comparative international law librarians call “the Bible” of foreign law research.” – Mary Rumsey, Foreign, Comparative and International Law Librarian, University of Minnesota
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