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Key databases

Westlaw Middle East 

Over 23,000 laws from across the UAE and 3,000* laws from Qatar. All titles are all searchable in English with links to the PDF of the original Arabic law.

Westlaw UK International

Over 400,000 case reports and other statutory materials dating back 1220 including over 110 journals and access to abstracts of every article in every English-language legal journal in Europe via the Legal Journals Index.

NOTE: Use your OnePass account to login to Westlaw Middle East & UK. If you do not have a OnePass account, contact the Library Help Desk.


EBSCO Business Source Complete  

Business Source Complete database is an essential tool for business students. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance and more. Content includes nearly 2,200 active full-text journals and magazines, 1,300 active full-text peer-reviewed journals, 780 active full-text peer-reviewed journals with no embargo and 860 active full-text journals indexed in Web of Science or Scopus.

International Construction Review Law Journal (Informa)

The University has provided 5 concurrent users which means five users can use the database at the same time. Request password by emailing 

Relevant databases

EBSCO Academic Search Complete  

Academic Search Complete database is designed for academic institutions and is a leading resource for scholarly research. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books and more. Content includes nearly 6,600 active full-text journals and magazines, 6,000 active full-text peer-reviewed journals, 4,000 active full-text peer-reviewed journals with no embargo and 4,000 active full-text journals indexed in Web of Science or Scopus.

Science Direct Freedom Collection

ScienceDirect Freedom Collection refers to access to the full text of articles of over 3,800 journals on a high quality articles from the journals in all subject collections published by Elsevier Science. This is an access-only model beginning from the date of the existing ScienceDirect subscription with a minimum of four backfile years, plus the current year.


Login with your Library account when prompted to access the database.



Key journals

  • Arbitration International 
  • Bulletin of the ICC Commission on Arbitration 
  • Arbitration, the journal of the Chartered Institute 


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Articles from journals that are not available in the library can be requested through article request service

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BSpace is the BUiD instituitional repository that has a collection of 900+ student’s works submitted electronically accessible through to the World Wide Web.

Search BUiD masteral dissertations

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ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Global (PQDTGlobal) is the world's most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses. More than 70,000 new full-text dissertations and theses are added to the database each year.

Subject coverage

  • Business and Economics
  • Medical Sciences
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Agriculture
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts
  • Humanities
Note: Full text for certain publications is subject to market availability.


PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. The authors of these dissertations and theses have opted to publish as open access. 


Select the module listed alphabetically to access the readings. 

Or type the course code (e.g. MGT 510) 


The reading list provides you access to the materials recommended by your tutors. These include print/eBooks, articles, book chapters & conference papers. It links you directly to the readings in WorldCat and gives you real-time information about the availabilty of books. The articles can be downloaded using your Library account details. 

Dubai courts judgement publications

The Dubai Courts are consisting of three courts: Cassation, Appeal and the Courts of First Instance as per Judicial system prevailed in Dubai and UAE. And the specialized courts are under the umbrella of the First Instance Courts, Each one of them have separate Chief Judge and Judicial Circuits which are as follows: Civil Court, Commercial Court, Labour Court, Real Estate Court, Execution Court, Criminal Court, Personal Status Court. The Commercial, Civil, Labour, Real Estate Courts consists of partial and full jurisdiction circuits.The Judgments in these courts are published and available from year 2010 until now.

Law Update

Latest Legal News and Developments from the MENA Region

Al Tamimi & Company is at the forefront of sharing knowledge and insights from the Middle East & North Africa combining knowledge and experience to bring you up-to-date insights, thoughtful analysis, and guidance that enables our clients to stay in touch with the latest developments in the legal industry. Our monthly Law Update publications cover a broad range of topics including breaking legal news, changes in legislation, and regulatory reforms. Access to the right information is essential to succeed in today’s global economy.

Legal database

Laws and regulations administered by the DIFC Authority

DIFC courts bulletin

The DIFC Courts publication which contains all relevant DIFC Courts news and updates.

Courts' Echo Magazine

Courts' Echo Magazine is an insight to the legal and judicial perspective overlooking the vast electronic expanse that has become the medium of its scientific and intellectual dialogue characteristic to this era.

Official Gazette

The Official Gazette is an official periodic publication issued by the Government of Dubai through the Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC). It contains all legislation issued by the Government of Dubai​​ including laws, decrees, resolutions, regulations, bylaws, instructions, and orders.

Meezan magazine

Dubai courts annual reports

Journal of Judicial studies


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