New Indian Law Database - SCC Online

September 16, 2012

The law library now subscribes to India Supreme Court Cases Online (SCC Online). Special login credentials can be found in YLS Inside Library Database Passwords folder.

Complementing Manupatra, the new database provides additional coverage of primary law and secondary law sources for conducting Indian legal research. Please also consult earlier blog post on the plethora of print and electronic resources available at the law library.

In addition to fee-based resources, open-access resources available in governmental and NGOs websites also provide helpful research tools, particularly in areas of court decisions and treaty sources. India legislation searchable by title, keyword and year, is available in India Code and PRS Legislative Search provides access to full-text bills complete with bill-tracking functionality. Court judgments and other judicial announcements are available in free sites such as Indian Kanoon, Judis (Judgment Information System) and Indian Courts. Treaty documents are available in Ministry of External Affairs' Bilateral Documents, LII of India's Indian Treaties, and International India Treaty Council

LII of India, part of the Free Access to Law Movement, also provides an integrated search platform for primary and secondary sources from over a hundred Legal Information Institute (LII) databases of other countries and territories. While journal articles are covered selectively in the two subscription databases, some are available freely online such as India Law Journal, India Law Institute Law Review, and India Journal of Law and Technology. Lastly, SSRN's Indian law eJournal also provides free access to scholarly working papers submitted by legal scholars based in the U.S. and abroad.


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