As of September 2023, the Library has access to thousands of e-books from three different publishers: Taylor & Francis, De Gruyter, and Brill. In this blog post, we will highlight a number of books from each publisher that are relevant to legal researchers and law students.
All e-books are available within the UvA domain and can be found via the UvA CataloguePlus.
Taylor & Francis
This e-book package covers a large number of books published between 2017 and 2024. It also includes books from Routledge (an imprint). In total, there are more than 3,000 books available for the subject area of law.
A notable part of this collection is the Routledge International Handbooks series. Some recent additions to this series are:
- The handbook of evidence-based criminal justice practices / Edelyn Verona and Bryanna Fox
- The Routledge international handbook of disability human rights hierarchies / Stephen J. Meyers, Megan McCloskey and Gabor Petri
- The Routledge international handbook on femicide and feminicide / Myrna Dawson and Saide Mobayed Vega
- The Routledge handbook of European integrations / Thomas Hoerber, Gabriel Weber, and Ignazio Cabras.
- International Law
- Human Rights Law & Civil Liberties
- Jurisprudence & General Issues
- Socio-Legal Studies
De Gruyter's collection includes thousands of books as well. Not just published by De Gruyter, but also by a number of partner publishers including Amsterdam University Press, Harvard University Press, and New York University Press.
As De Gruyter is originally a German publisher, the package also contains many German books and books on German law. For example, the series Großkommentare der Praxis. Also of interest is Edinburgh University Press' series on Roman law.
A full overview of the available e-books on Law can be consulted on De Gruyter's website.
In terms of law books, publisher Brill has mainly books in the field of international law and human rights law. In addition, Brill specialises in Islamic law and publishes, for example, Brill's Arab and Islamic Laws Series.
Other series that might be of interest are:
- United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982
- Legal Aspects of Sustainable Development
- Nijhoff International Trade Law Series.
More e-books in the library collection
The Law Library has a growing number of e-books in its collection. You can read more about finding e-books in these previous blog posts: Expand your research: how to find e-books and How to find e-books in Westlaw.