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How to Access if your institution subscribes

How to subscribe

Personalisation Features

Technical queries


How to access if already a subscriber, or at a subscribing institution

If your institution subscribes to Elgar Advanced Introductions to Law Online then you will normally be able to access the site via your library catalogue. If you are unsure contact your librarian to confirm. 

Access is authenticated by one of these options:-

IP Range Authentication
This is the standard method, and means that you will get automatic access to the Elgar Advanced Introductions to Law Online site when you are within the institution's network. For remote access then you will need to access the site via your network by first logging into the library and following the links to this resource.

Shibboleth/ Athens authentication
For remote access some institutions require you to use your Shibboleth or Athens ID and Password. This can be entered on the login box on the homepage.

Username and password
Username and password can be entered on the homepage login box. Please note, each username may only be used by one person at a time and is linked to personalisation features and so this option is not recommended for large organisations.

Referring URL
In this method the institution will provide a link to the resources from a password protected area on the institutions website or intranet. Users clicking through from this link will then be automatically authenticated.


How to subscribe

For law teaching institutions our pricing for Elgar Advanced Introductions to Law Online is banded and based on the total number of law students/FTE.

Click here for our pricing table.

If you are a law firm or a university/research institution with a relatively small law teaching programme please get in touch for a tailored quote. Consortia pricing for groups of libraries acquiring the collection together is also available.

Satellite campuses will typically be accommodated at no additional cost, but please contact us with the details to confirm this.

New subscribing institutions committing to three years are entitled to a 50% discount on the first two years.

Please contact us with any queries or if you would like a formal quote:-

UK and ROW libraries - or N and S America libraries -


Personalisation features

A personal user account is required to use the personalized features of

  • Save and tag content items, search results or book lists for future reference
  • Create alerts for new content added to the site
  • Select text in the books to annotate and save
  • Share your annotations with individuals or groups who also have access to the collection – an ideal way for instructors to highlight or comment on important text and share with the class.

Please note: A personal user account does not provide access to full text content. If you would like access to the content your institution or library will need to purchase a subscription. The books included on this platform are also available internationally as both print and eBooks. Please visit our main Edward Elgar Publishing website.

Who can create an account?

All individual users can create accounts. You do not need to have access to the content on to create a user account.

How do I register for an account?

  • Click on the 'Not registered? Sign up link' at the top of the website.
  • Complete the form with your name, email address and password. Also fill in the reCaptcha box (a test to filter out spam bots)
  • You are now registered - it's that easy!


Technical queries

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