Print Resources

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University Library has the vast collection of print resources. In print resources there are two types of source of laws.

       (1.) Primary Sources of Law

       (2.) Secondary Sources of Law

(1). Primary Sources are authoritative publications of law produced by law making bodies. The most important component of primary sources are Legislation, Judgements, Government department reports, Law reports etc…,

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University Library has some important law reports that are Supreme Court Reports, All India Reporter and Supreme Court Cases for Indian judgments; All England Law reports for House of Lords & UK Supreme Court judgments, Commonwealth reports for High Court of Australia judgments and U.S. Supreme Court reports for United States judgments. These are some of law reports published in different countries.

(2.) Secondary sources provide commentary on the law. Though they are not binding on courts but they help to find mandatory or persuasive primary authority on a subject. Some important secondary sources available in Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University Library is Commentaries, Textbooks of all subject specialization on law and Treaties, Legal Periodicals, Encyclopedias, Digest and Legal Dictiona

(a.) Commentaries specifically comment certain articles in a particular subject area of law, when we want to find out the interpretation and decisions etc. to specific. There are different types of commentaries some are concentrate on Academic, some are specifically addressed to Practitioners and focused on cases.

(b.) Legal Encyclopedias are multi volume sets of books, divided alphabetically into major legal subject headings covering either the entire field of law or a broad area.



Durga Das Basu on Constitution of India, Nimmer on Copy Right,
A.Ramiaya on Contract Law, Chaturvedi & Pithisaria’ Income Tax Law, etc.

Textbooks & Treaties

Common Law Library series of books i.e.) Chitty on Contracts,
Bowstead & Reynolds on Agency, Arlidge,Eady & Smith on Contempt, Mcgregor on Damages, MacGillivray on Insurance Law, Goff & Jones The Law of Unjust Enrichment, Charles Worth & Percy on Negligence, Jacob’s Precedents of Pleadings, Benjamin’s Sale of Goods, Clerk & Lindsell onTorts, De Smith’s Judicial review, etc.

Legal periodicals

Harvard Law Review, Modern Law Review, Law Quarterly Review, California Law Review, Columbia Law review, Public Law, Yale Law Journal, All India Reporter, Supreme Court Cases Weekly, etc.

Law Reports

U.S Supreme Court Reports,  All England Law Reports, Law Reports of Indian Appeals, English Reports, Law Reports of Commonwealth, etc.

Legal Encyclopedias

Corpus Juris Secundum, American Jurisprudence, Halsbury’s Laws of India & England, Encyclopedia of Modern Philosophies of Law, etc.

Digests & Abridgements

Supreme Court Yearly Digest, A.P. High Court Yearly Digest, Labour Law Digest, Criminal Law Digest, AIR Supreme Court Digest, etc.

Legal Dictionaries

Advanced Law Lexicon, Black’s Law Dictionary by Garner, Legal Maxims: Classified and Illustrated, Stroud’s Judicial Dictionary of Words & Phrases, Oxford English Dictionary, Dictionary of Legal Quotations etc.