Subscribed resources

Jurisprudence Collection
The Online Jurisprudence Collection contains all the judgments and opinions of the Supreme Court of Justice, the European Court of Appeal and the Courts of the European Union, published in the Journal since 1993. All contents are carefully selected and analyzed by Judges, and Counselors of the Editorial Board of the Jurisprudence Collection.
User manual

Biblioteca do Conhecimento Online – b-on (Online Knowledge Library) makes unlimited and permanent access available to full texts from scientific international publications from several publishers, through subscriptions negotiated on a national basis with these publishers.
User manual

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)
EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) brings together the most comprehensive collection of content—including superior indexing from top subject indexes, high-end full text and the entire library collection—all within an unparalleled full-featured, customizable discovery layer experience.

Full Text Finder
Full Text Finder delivers a predictive search experience and includes a host of features from responsive auto-complete ranked by popularity of titles, to known-item search, to full-text linking, relevance ranking, and discipline-specific browsing.

OECD iLibrary
OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data.

OpenDissertations is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. Provide a span of time from the early 20th century to the present.

ScienceDirect is a multidisciplinary website that provide access to Elsevier publisher. Search for peer-reviewed journals, articles, books and book chapters.
User manual

Scopus is a metadata and citations database of peer-reviewed publications, such as scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. It provides a comprehensive view of international scientific production in the areas of technology, medicine, social sciences or arts and humanities. Scopus features tools such as advanced search, analysis and results visualization. Through the citation index it is possible to analyze the number of citations of publications or authors.

Web of Science
With the Web of Science platform, you can access an unrivalled breadth of world-class research literature linked to a rigorously selected core of journals and uniquely discover new information through meticulously captured metadata and citation connections.
User manual

HeinOnline is a premier online database of historical and government documents. 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.

Kluwer Law Online
Kluwer Law Online is a database of scientific Law journals.

Legix (Only available at Porto Regional Centre)
Legix is the market leader of juridical databases and used by the largest law firms in Portugal. With the same search engine is possible to find Diário da República, JORAA, JORAM, IGFEJ, European Comission document database, among others.

Notice: Under a protocol signed between Priberam and the Catholic University of Portugal, all its users have access to LegiX - - to search and consult legal information, on the various campuses and abroad through remote accesses, Proxy or VPN.

As a result of the new confinement, Priberam decided to make this access more flexible by allowing it to be done, anywhere, using the user's institutional email (,, while maintaining the others access conditions mentioned above.

To do so, just register with the institutional email on the page

Once registered, you can access LegiX ( on your PC, tablet or mobile phone, regardless of where you are. In LegiX you will find all the information you need to continue your studies, such as, for example, the more than 1500 fundamental codes and diplomas in PDF in dozens of areas of Law.

LexisNexis Academic
LexisNexis Academic provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications. The outstanding news coverage includes deep archives and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources.
User manual

Westlaw International
Westlaw é um serviço on-line de pesquisa jurídica para advogados e profissionais jurídicos dos Estados Unidos e do Reino Unido. Os recursos de informação incluem bases de dados de jurisprudência, estatutos estaduais e federais, códigos administrativos, artigos de jornais e revistas, registos públicos, revistas de direito, revisões legais, tratados, formulários legais, entre outros.
User manual

Westlaw UK (Only available at Porto Regional Centre)
Westlaw UK is a source for jurisprudence, legislation, news, legal magazines, commentary, current awareness alerts and ever-growing, dynamic, easily searchable EU legal materials.


Open Access resources

Legal-Documentary Basis of the Ministry of Justice (Jurisprudence)
Legal and Documentary Basis, managed by the Institute of Financial Management and Justice Equipment (IGFEJ), where can be found, among others, the decisions of the Supreme Court of Justice, and other documents from several entities. You can also consult documents available in the various libraries of the Ministry of Justice.

Dialnet is a database of Hispanic scientific journals.

Diário da República Eletrónico
Find Electronic Journal of the Republic – I e II Series daily updated.

DigiZeitschriften is a digitized collection of scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences areas. The subject areas including search for law, arts, history, philosophy and religion.

Direito das Sucessões nos 22 países da UE
Portal that gathers information on Succession Law from 22 countries of the European Union.

Direito em Dia
This platform is a content aggregator that allows the search of organized jurisprudence simultaneous in all public databases.

Eur-lex: Direito da União Europeia
EUR-Lex provides free access to the authentic Official Journal of the European Union, EU law, EU case-law, international agreements, EFTA documents, other public documents.

European Case Law Identifier
European Case Law Identifier (ECLI) is a recognizable, readable and understandable standard by both, humans and computers, which can be assign to all court decisions of all national or European courts. It aims to facilitate the unambiguous citation of judgments and to improve the cross-border accessibility of case law by creating a common system of identification, citation and metadata of the jurisprudence generated within the EU.

IZA Discussion Paper
IZA is a private entity that conducts national and international market research in the area of ​​Labor Law, operating as a non-profit company that has financial support from research activities.

Statewatch: monitoring the state and civil liberties in the European Union
Statewatch is a non-profit-making voluntary group founded in 1991 to monitor the development of the EU State and civil liberties. It is formed by lawyers, academics, journalists, researchers and community activists. Its European network of contributors is embraces 18 countries. Statewatch encourages the publication of investigative journalism and critical research in Europe in fields like the state, justice and home affairs, civil liberties, accountability and openness.

Council of Europe (Treaty Office)
Complete list of treaties of Europe Council.

Managed by the European Court of Human Rights, this platform allows you to consult judicial decisions related to compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

"Procuradoria-Geral Distrital de Lisboa"
Legislative databases.

Royal Legislation
Digitization of the collection of Portuguese legislation from 1603 to 1910 and the 5 volumes of Ordenações Manuelinas that D. Manuel I promulgated in 1521. Criminal codes by country
This webpage provides access to criminal codes of OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) participating States. Constitutions by country
This webpage provides access to constitutions of OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) participating States.

European Justice Portal
Published in 23 languages, it aims to provide easy access to information on different justice systems and justice in general in the EU.

PQDT (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Open)
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge from several scientific areas.

RCAAP (Repositórios Científicos de Acesso Aberto de Portugal)
RCAAP portal collect, aggregate and index Open Access scientific contents from Portuguese institutional repositories.

The Scientific Electronic Library Online – SciELO is an electronic library covering a selected collection of scientific journals. The Project envisages the development of a common methodology for the preparation, storage, dissemination and evaluation of scientific literature in electronic format. The content is published in Open Access.


Portuguese journals in Open Access

Católica Law Review

Cyber Law

Lisbon Law Review

Market and Competition Law Review

Revista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade do Porto

Revista da Ordem dos Advogados

Revista de Concorrência e Regulação

Revista de Direito Comercial

Revista de Direito da Responsabilidade

Revista de Direito das Sociedades

Revista de Direito e Tecnologia

Revista Eletrónica de Direito Público


Statistical information

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. Its mission is to provide high quality statistics for Europe. Eurostat offers a whole range of important and interesting data that governments, businesses, the education sector, journalists and the public can use for their work and daily life.

Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE)
INE produces, in an independent manner, high-quality official statistical information, relevant for the society, while promoting the coordination, the analysis, the innovation and the dissemination of the national statistical activity and ensuring integrated data storage.

PORDATA collects, organizes, systematizes and disseminates data on multiple areas of society, for Portugal and its municipalities, and for the European countries. The reported statistics derive from official and certified sources, with data production skills in the respective areas.

Off-campus access

To access the subscribed resources outside the University campus it is necessary to proceed with the configuration of your equipment. More information at:

Bibliographical Reference Manager

To facilitate the management of information resources and the elaboration of bibliographic references, several solutions are available at no cost. The UCP Libraries suggest the use of Mendeley.

Off-campus access

To access the subscribed resources outside the University campus it is necessary to proceed with the configuration of your equipment. More information at:

Bibliographical Reference Manager

To facilitate the management of information resources and the elaboration of bibliographic references, several solutions are available at no cost. The UCP Libraries suggest the use of Mendeley.