The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926

Making of Modern Law (MOML) is a comprehensive full-text collection of Anglo-American legal treatises which covers the legal development during 19th and 20th century. Treatises trace the evolution of historical and contemporary legal study in the U.S. and Britain during periods of monumental change. The database encompasses a range of analytical, theoretical and practical literature for research in United States and British legal history. Legal treatises are key research tools for researchers and scholars. MOML encompasses works from key legal thinkers including Bentham, Austin, Maine, Kent, Story and Holmes. MOML is relevant to modern libraries as it is often difficult to obtain these rare and historical documents which are still relevant for research purposes. This collection consists of more than 22 thousand volumes, derived primarily from the special collections at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and York University in Toronto. It covers many aspects of Law.

Search features
This database consists of about 10 million digitised pages, and every page provides an exact image of the original document. MOML is a fully searchable database. Basic search functions allow keyword search using Boolean search operators. MOML also provides advanced search options, which allow limiting the search to specified fields such as author, title, subject etc. Users may also choose to browse the collection either by author or by title. It also allows searches within individual documents. Individual pages can be printed from the browser or as PDF files.

Bissy Ithack
C J Koh Law Library

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