In a wide range of relevant databases, it is not easy to select some of them and exclude the others. Our aim is to give an overview of those bases which are considered to be the most useful for students and practitioners of law. Using databases as a sort of teaching material, in addition to traditional ones, is becoming a new methodological approach, added methodological value, which encourages and fosters student's intellectual capacities, independence in their studies and interdisciplinary approach.
The official website of EU. This site provides basic information on policies, functioning and information about EU in general and provides links to the websites of EU institutions and agencies. If one is interested in EU, this is a starting point for further searching. One can search by some of the topics offered e.g. How does EU works, Life and Business in EU, EU law, and there are also some useful publications available.



A database on 24 official languages of the EU which provides free access to primary and secondary sources of EU law, preparatory acts, case-law of the ECJ, international agreements (EUR – Lex International Agreements database), EFTA documents and other public documents. The admission is free of charge and there are more than 3 milion documents dating back to 1951. It is being daily upgraded and about 12000 documents have been added each year. There are 467000 references on several languages. This database also provides approach to daily edition of OJEU. One can easy download its content in Word or Pdf. format. There are three types of search: Quick, Advanced or Expert Search. Given the fact that it provides an insight into various sources of law and several types of search, it is one of the most used databases for searching on EU law both for students and academics.
A database on relevant EU case-law. Also contains sections on three courts, judicial calendar, annotation of judgments, library and documentation, as well as press and media corner.

A database on inter-institutional procedures. It monitors the stages of decision-making process between the EU institutions including procedural phases, decisions enacted, persons involved, services responsible, references of documents, etc. It follows the respective procedure from starting point (proposal or communication of the European Commission from the moment of its transmission to the Council or the EU Parliament).

A database containing national case-law concerning the EU law since 1959 and refernces to notes and comments in literature related to national case-law following the preliminary reference.

A database on sources of law and case-law of the Member States. Provides information on justice systems throughout the EU in 23 languages. Relevant for citizens, entrepreneurs, lawyers-in-practice and judiciary. It contains information on e.g. mediation, legal aids, successions, victims of crime, judicial training, etc.