College of Law and Political Science E-resources


الجامعة اللبنانية - مركز الابحاث والدراسات في المعلوماتية القانونية

ملخص: انشىء مركز الدراسات والأبحاث في المعلوماتية القانونية (المعروف بمركز المعلوماتية القانونية)، في العام 1986 كوحدة جامعية مستقلة. وذلك بالمرسوم رقم 3144 تاريخ 11/4/1986 المعدل بالمرسوم رقم 4166 تاريخ 16/9/1987. في العام 1993 تحول المركز إلى فرع من فروع كلية الحقوق والعلوم السياسية والإدارية وذلك بموجب المرسوم رقم 4141 تاريخ 13/10/1993.

وصف:  يهتم المركز بالعلوم الناشئة عن مجالات التقاطع المختلفة بين القانون والمعلوماتية والعلوم التوثيقية واللغوية، فيتولى القيام بما يلي:
- إجراء الأبحاث والدراسات في المعلوماتية القانونية والاهتمام بتطوير وسائلها والإفادة منها.
- إنشاء بنك معلومات قانونية يتولى معالجة المعطيات القانونية وفق اساليب علمية، تأخذ بعين الاعتبار آخر المنهجيات والتقنيات التي تسهل الوصول إلى المعطيات المخزنة في بنك المعلومات القانونية لدى المركز.
- التعاون مع مؤسسات التعليم العالي التي تعنى بالدراسات القانونية، والاجتماعية، واللغوية.
- التعاون مع مراكز المعلومات، ومع القطاعات القانونية المختلفة.
- إعداد دورات تدريبية للحقوقيين من طلاب واداريين ومحامين وقضاة وأساتذة في حقل المعلوماتية القانونية من خلال دورات قصيرة ومتوسطة الأجل.

الرابط: الجامعة اللبنانية - مركز الابحاث والدراسات في المعلوماتية القانونية

Al-Mustachar - المستشار

Summary: Al-Mustachar is a legal database that provides full text access to the Lebanese Official Gazette and Lebanese Law since year 1920. The database includes all the Lebanese Laws and Legislation since the Ottoman period until the moment. In addition, it provides access to case law and academic literature in all fields of law.

Al-Mustachar database can be accessed on campus using the desktop computers available at the library.

Link: Al-Mustachar

Avalon Project

Summary: The Avalon Project is a digital library of documents relating to law, history and diplomacy.

Description: The Avalon Project is part of the Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Law Library. The project contains online electronic copies of documents dating back to the beginning of history, making it possible to study the original text of not only very famous documents such as Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, and the United States Bill of Rights, but also the text of less well known but significant documents which mark turning points in the history of law and rights.

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British and Irish Legal Information Institute 

Summary: The British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) provides access to the most comprehensive set of British and Irish primary legal materials that are available for free and in one place on the internet.

DescriptionBAILII is legally constituted in the UK as a company limited by guarantee and as a charitable trust and has been supported by a number of major donors and is assisted by many other organisations and individuals. BAILII is hosted in the UK and Ireland by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London and the Law Faculty, University College Cork. The databases on BAILII are derived from a number of sources.



Summary: HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 183 million pages and 283,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format.

Description: HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,800 law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of academic journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. Presidents, and much more.

HeinOnline database can be only accessed on campus.

Link: HeinOnline

Library of Congress

Summary: The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

DescriptionThe Library of Congress is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. The Library preserves and provides access to a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage you in your intellectual and creative endeavors.

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Official Document System

Summary: The Official Document System (ODS) is an online database of UN documents that was first launched in 1993 and updated in 2016.

Description: ODS has full-text, born-digital UN documents published from 1993 onward, including documents of the Security Council, the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and their subsidiaries, as well as administrative issuances and other documents. The database also includes scanned documents published between 1946 and 1993, including all resolutions of the principal organs, all documents of the Security Council and the General Assembly Official Records.

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Qatar Digital Library

Summary: The Qatar Digital Library (QDL) is making a vast archive featuring the cultural and historical heritage of the Gulf and wider region freely available online for the first time.

Description: The QDL includes archives, maps, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs and much more, complete with contextualised explanatory notes and links, in both English and Arabic. The QDL has been developed as part of a 10-year Memorandum of Understanding on Partnerships between the Qatar Foundation, the Qatar National Library and The British Library. The website was developed by the Partnership in collaboration with Cogapp.

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RAND Corporation

Summary: The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.

Description: RAND's research and analysis address issues that impact people around the world including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Much of this research is carried out on behalf of public and private grantors and clients. All RAND work—every publication, database, or major briefing—is held to a rigorous review process; this dedication to quality forms the foundation of RAND's impeccable reputation throughout the world.

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Directory of Open Access Books

Summary: The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of DOAB Foundation. DOAB Foundation is a non-profit legal entity under Dutch law (‘stichting’), established by OAPEN Foundation and OpenEdition. The Foundation is based at the National Library in The Hague.

Description: The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.



Central European Journal of International and Security Studies

Summary: The Central European Journal of International and Security Studies is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal that addresses theoretical and empirical issues in the fields of international relations and security studies.

Description: The Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (CEJISS) was founded by Mitchell Belfer (Editor in Chief), David Erkomaishvili (Deputy Editor in Chief), Nigorakhon Turakhanova (Head of the Academic Centre) and Petr Kucera, in December 2006, as an autonomous wing of the Department of International Relations and European Studies at Metropolitan University Prague. The initial goal was to develop, and project globally, a uniquely Central European take on unfolding international and security issues. This entailed an initial “out-reach” programme to attract scholars from throughout the four Central European states – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic – to participate in the journal as authors and members of the Editorial and (then) Advisory Boards. By the time of the first issue however, it became clear that CEJISS was also capable of acting as a platform for non-Central European scholars to present their academic research to a more regionalised audience. From issue 1:1 in June 2007 until the present, CEJISS has become, quite literally, a two-way street—it helps Central European scholars enter international academia and international scholars enter Central Europe. This is reflected in the diversity of their boards, authors and readership; and that CEJISS has, over a seven year period, gone from a biannual to a quarterly publication indexed in major scientific citation bodies such as SCOPUS and EBSCO and available in nearly 1000 libraries around the world.


Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health

Summary: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering the relationship between criminal behavior and psychiatry.

Description: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health aims to publish original material on any aspect of the relationship between mental state and criminal behaviour. Thus, the journal is interested in mental mechanisms associated with offending, regardless of whether the individual concerned has a mental disorder or not. It is interested in factors that influence such relationships, and particularly welcome studies about pathways into and out of crime. These will include studies of normal and abnormal development, of mental disorder and how that may lead to offending for a subgroup of sufferers, together with information about factors which mediate such a relationship. The journal keen to attract treatment studies and studies evaluating the impact of a range of interventions and new services designed to increase public safety as well as the safety and well-being of the perpetrators of crime and their victims.

Link: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health


Summary: Criminology is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Society of Criminology.

Description: Criminology is devoted to the study of crime and deviant behavior. Interdisciplinary in scope, the journal publishes articles that advance the theoretical and research agenda of criminology and criminal justice.
Disciplines covered include:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Design
  • Systems analysis
  • Decision theory

Major emphasis is placed on empirical research and scientific methodology. Criminology's content also includes articles which review the literature or deal with theoretical issues stated in the literature as well as suggestions for the types of investigation which might be carried out in the future.

Link: Criminology

Environmental Policy and Governance

Summary: Environmental Policy and Governance is an international, inter-disciplinary journal affiliated with the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE).

Description: The Environmental Policy and Governance Journal seeks to advance interdisciplinary environmental research and its use to support novel solutions in environmental policy and governance. The journal publishes innovative, high quality articles which examine, or are relevant to, the environmental policies that are introduced by governments or the diverse forms of environmental governance that emerge in markets and civil society. The journal includes papers that examine how different forms of policy and governance emerge and exert influence at scales ranging from local to global and in diverse developmental and environmental contexts. The journal invites analyses that are at the forefront of academic debates and that are of practical significance and policy relevance. Environmental Policy and Governance is deliberately inter-disciplinary, seeking to publish articles that build the understanding of environmental issues not only by drawing upon and contributing to the environmental social sciences, but also by linking the social and natural sciences. The journal accommodates and encourages methodological innovation and diversity in order to foster interdisciplinary, problem-oriented environmental research.

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European Law Journal

Summary: The European Law Journal stands for the study of European law in its political, economic, historical, social and cultural context.

Description: The European Law Journal focuses on both supranational law (European Union law, the law of the European Convention of Human Rights), transnational law and the national laws of European states from a comparative perspective. It is open to contributions which analyze other processes of regional integration and set them against the European case, considering the impact they have on national institutional and normative systems, economic and civic organizations, and citizens at large.

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International Journal for Court Administration

Summary: The International Journal for Court Administration (IJCA) is an on-line journal which focuses on contemporary court administration and management. 

Description: IJCA provides a platform for the professional exchange of knowledge, experience and research. IJCA is an open access journal, and its articles are subjected to a double blind peer review procedure. The International Journal for Court Administration has been accepted for listing in Scopus and SSRN. The International Journal for Court Administration is an initiative of the International Association for Court Administration (IACA).


Journal of Strategic Security

Summary: The Journal of Strategic Security (JSS) is a double-blind peer-reviewed professional journal published quarterly by Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security.

Description: JSS provides a multi-disciplinary forum for scholarship and discussion of strategic security issues drawing from the fields of global security, international relations, intelligence, terrorism and counterterrorism studies, among others. JSS is indexed in SCOPUS, the Directory of Open Access Journals, and several EBSCOhost and ProQuest databases.

Link: JSS