Estonian Legal Bibliography

Estonian Legal Bibliography (BIE) is a database that contains legal literature published in Estonia, works by Estonian legal scholars, and publications related to the Estonian legal system that have been published abroad.

The database serves as a useful tool for anyone who needs to quickly find legal materials, including students, professionals, lawyers, and those engaged in the study of legal history, among others.

The database can be found at the address

The legal bibliography database includes information on books, journal articles, and contributions to collections. It also provides information on bachelor's, master's, and doctoral theses.

However, it does not contain references to newspaper articles. If you are interested in finding legal articles published in Estonian newspapers, we recommend searching the DEA (Digitized Estonian Articles) portal.

The database is a bibliographic database, meaning it provides information and references to published literature. However, we have included links that directly lead to the full text of publications or articles. If the source is available online, there will be a corresponding link. However, access to full texts may be restricted depending on the publication.

New data is added to the database every day. The oldest sources in the database date back to the 19th century. The information covers the entire history of Estonian law up to the present day.

The metadata of the Estonian legal bibliography is accessible:

  • Via the OAI-PMH protocol in MARC21XML format:
  • As a ZIP file in MARC21XML format:

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