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United Kingdom Legal Research Guide

This in-depth guide will help researchers navigate legal materials for the United Kingdom.

Locating Books & Scholarly Articles on Brexit

Books & e-Books

To locate books about Brexit and the UK's relationship with the EU, search GULLiver, the Law Library's online catalog, by keyword or by title.  You may also search by subject using both of the following subject headingsGreat Britain and European Union.  Bear in mind that most of what you will find will have been published prior to the referendum.

To search across all Georgetown libraries (including those on the main campus) for books, journal articles, and more, use One Search.  Note that One Search also will retrieve news articles.  If you don't want new articles, you may check the box to exclude them prior to running a search or filter them out after running a search.

Scholarly Articles

To locate scholarly articles that discuss Brexit and the UK's relationship with the EU from a legal perspective, use a law journal index, such as LegalTrac or Legal Periodicals and Books, or a full-text law journal database, such as those found on HeinOnline, Lexis, and Westlaw.  SSRN is a good source for NGO working papers and emerging scholarship. 

To restrict your search for scholarly articles to journals published in UK, use the following resources:

If the journal database from which you retrieve a citation does not provide access to the full text of the article, use the E-Journal Finder to determine if the full text is available from another database.  If the journal is not available electronically, search for the title of the journal in the Law Library's online catalog to see if it is available in print. If the library doesn't have the journal in print, you may request a copy of the article via interlibrary loan.