The NOVA School of Law Library has a collection of databases of publications in the area of Law, which users can access by completing the requisite criteria and through access provided by the Library.

Kluwer Law Online

Kluwer Law Online is a database with access to:

  • A high-quality collection of peer-reviewed journals on international legal matters in many different practice areas, written by experts from around the world.
  • IEL Labour Law, Encyclopedia of International Labour Law, which provides practical information and valuable insights into both national and international legal frameworks in 25 practice areas, written by over 1,200 leading experts from all over the world;
  • A high-quality collection of manuals that will help you navigate the ever-changing international legal landscape in areas such as corporate and commercial law, litigation, labour law, and transport law.
Kluwer Arbitration is the world’s leading online resource for international arbitration research. It contains a wealth of comments from expert authors and an extensive collection of primary source materials. In addition, as a subscriber, you gain access to exclusive materials, including ICC cases and awards.

The Kluwer Law Online website (contains):

  • Complete collection of academic journals;
  • A growing selection of papers;
  • Tables of navigable content;
  • Bibliographical information in HTML format;
  • Full text documents in PDF format (to view and print PDF files, please install the free Adobe Reader);
  • Advanced navigation and search functionality within and across titles;
  • Online availability 3 to 4 weeks before print publication.

As part of the Project to Support the Development of the Judicial Systems of the PALOPs and within the framework of the Regional Indicative Programme PALOP II financed by the 9th European Development Fund (EDF) and the Portuguese Institute for Development Support (PIDS), the Legal Database Legis-PALOP is an ambitious project to provide a platform for knowledge and sharing of legal information between the Portuguese-speaking African countries and all those who seek to be informed of these legal systems.


The Online Knowledge Library (b-on) provides unlimited and permanent access to research and higher education institutions to the full texts of thousands of scientific journals and online eBooks from some of the most important content providers, through nationally negotiated subscriptions.

Data Juris

Legislation, Jurisprudence and Doctrine

Electronic Republic Gazette

The Official Gazette’s premium database


JSTOR is a full text database with retrospective files. Available collections: Art & Sciences I, Art & Sciences II, Art & Sciences III.

NOVA Discovery

Multi-resource meta-research platform, containing full-text journal articles, eBooks, the bibliographic catalogues of NOVA University of Lisbon libraries, etc.


vLex gives you access to over 100 million documents from 134 countries and available in 13 languages.

Regions: Europe; North America; Central and South America; Asia; Africa and other jurisdictions (the European Union and Andean Community).