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Law and criminology including the Library of the Faculty of Law – new acquisitions in the previous month

E-Media resources | Law

Overview compiled by the Library of the Faculty of Law with information and quick navigation to all the electronic media licensed for the University of Basel for legal studies.

Subject-specific training courses

The subject librarian is happy to provide further training for students and researchers as needed. The content and training location can be agreed on individually.

All training opportunities

An overview of all training courses at the University Library – introduction at the start of the semester, training courses, guided tours, reference management, etc. – can be found here.

Consultation: finding resources

The subject librarian offers scholarly advice for university members:

  • assistance with finding resources on specific topic
  • the use of subject-specific databases
  • help with search strategies

For more information, please contact the subject librarian directly.

Guided tours of the Law Library

The Faculty of Law library regularly offers on-site introductory courses to the library and to finding resources – every first Monday of the month during term time. Further information can be found here.

University Library | Lending Library holdings
  • Swiss law literature (partly available in multiple copies)
  • standard works of foreign legal literature
  • specialist areas of law (Islamic and Jewish law, legal history, legal sociology, tax law, aviation law, food law, intellectual property law, comparative law, telecommunications law, information technology law, mediation, gender law, etc.)
  • legal advice (Switzerland)
  • interdisciplinary legal literature (Switzerland and abroad)
  • criminology
  • Swiss legal journals
  • international, interdisciplinary legal journals
  • legal databases
Faculty of Law Library | Reference Collection holdings
  • Swiss law literature (partly available in multiple copies)
  • standard works of foreign legal literature
  • substantive, foreign law
  • special fields of law (public international legislation, international law, license contract law, etc.)
  • Swiss legal journals
  • international legal journals
  • legal databases
Reference management

The University Library offers regular introductory courses and training sessions on various reference management programs for all members of the university.

Plagiarism detection

The University Library supports lecturers, researchers and students with regard to honest  scientific works by providing the Turnitin plagiarism detection software.

Course reserves

University lecturers have the opportunity to set up print course reserves for their courses during the semester and to provide their students with individual journal articles as well as book chapters in electronic format as digital course reserves through ADAM.


The University Library is responsible for the archiving of dissertations written at the university. The regulations of the Faculty of Law apply to the submission of dissertations.

Text and data mining (TDM)

Research projects which require access to TDM analytical methods for licensed digital content at the University Library are offered first-level support by the University Library.

Research data management

The University Library regularly offers training courses and workshops on creating data management plans. The library also advises and supports researchers at the university with their requirements for modern data management over the entire life cycle of research data. Detailed information can be found here.

OA publications fund

In a pilot phase (2020-2022) the University of Basel is making a fund available for their researchers for the financing of Open Access publication fees. The eligibility criteria are listed here.

Institutional repository and OA publication platforms

Through edoc, the University Library operates the institutional repository of the University of Basel. It lists all university-generated scientific publications and, whenever legally possible, makes them freely accessible worldwide in full text.

For the publication of OA journals, the periodical portal eterna is available for university members. The publication platform emono offers the possibility of publishing books and series as Open Access. Further information can be obtained here.