Legal Website of the Month


October 2014

This month's website is:

World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII)

The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a collaborative legal information system, providing a key free source of primary legal materials (legislation and case law) for a comprehensive range of countries and jurisdictions worldwide. WorldLII has been developed by the Australasian Legal Information Institute and a number of partner institutions. The service combines access to all materials held in the AustLII, AsianLII, BAILII, CanLII, CommonLII, CyLaw, NZLII, PacLII, SAFLII and HKLII resource systems. The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) of the United States Law Library of Congress is also searchable on this site. A database index enables users to browse information by country or region (Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America, Pacific islands) or by form of legal literature (legislation, case law, treaties, law reform, law journals and other materials). A sophisticated site search supported by online search tips and user guides is available. The World law Internet resource catalog gives links to non-WorldLII sources on the web. Other projects include a searchable database of decisions of all international and multi national courts and tribunals and a database containing all the academic law journals available via WorldLII.

Legal Websites of the Month Archive

As a service to OBS-SIS members, a MARC record of a legal website is distributed on the OBS-SIS discussion list each month. We encourage you to try it out and see if your library might want to include it in your online catalog.

The links below each site name will connect you to the MARC record for the resource.  From the record you can view the website itself by following the links, or view the MARC tagging format by exporting the record and selecting the appropriate MARC format.  Website suggestions and cataloging questions should be addressed to Keiko Okuhara.

Thanks to OCLC, we can now keep up on cataloging the AALL OBS-SIS Legal Websites of the Month. Here is a solution to minimize your workload and add those records in an economical and streamlined manner. Libraries can logon to the WorldCat Collection Sets order form to place their order for AALL OBS-SIS Legal Websites of the Month MARC records. There are several processing options available on the order form. If libraries already have some of these records and have set their holdings in WorldCat, OCLC has an option to output only the records that do not already have their institution symbol set in WorldCat. If libraries want to receive new records that are added each month, they should select the standing order option on the order form.

Here is the link to the list of sets:

Here is the link to the order form:

For pricing questions, libraries should contact their OCLC regional service provider.