Guide to legal research materials at HKU Libraries
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2017
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
Searches abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law. Indexed by publication title or abbreviation. The database mainly covers law reports and law periodicals, but some legislative publications and major textbooks are also included.
English-Chinese Glossary of Legal Terms
The glossary is a handy reference tool for locating bilingual legal terms and expressions used in the Hong Kong legislation. Compiled by the Law Drafting Division of the Department of Justice. Also available as Chinese-English Glossary of Legal Terms (https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/glossary/chi).
The free dictionary provides 3 ways to look up legal terms: by word or phrase, by definition and by browsing A-Z.
WorldLII (World Legal Information Institute)
A free global legal research facility developed collaboratively by several Legal Information Institutes and other organizations: Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII), British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII), Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII), Hong Kong Legal Information Institute (HKLII), Legal Information Institute (Cornell) (LII (Cornell)), Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII), South African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII), and the Wits University School of Law (Wits Law School).