Skip to Main Content
site header image

Researching Tanzanian Law: Databases


The Loyola Law Library and the Loyola Libraries system subscribe to a number of commercial databases that offer coverage of African countries.  These databases are listed below, and at right.  Loyola users will need to submit their user IDs and passwords to gain access to these resources from off campus. 


Newspapers and news services may be extremely helpful when researching Tanzanian legal topics. Westlaw and LexisNexis both have good coverage of U.S., international, and foreign newspapers.  See also the subscription Access World News and Factiva databases for full-text access to newspapers. Major English language newspapers and news sources in Tanzania are:  Tanzania

Arusha Times (also in Access World News, 03/2008-Current and LexisNexis, 2010-2016)

Business Times

The Citizen (also in LexisNexis, 2013-Current)

Daily News (also limited coverage in Access World News)

IPP Media 

The regional Kenya-based weekly publication, The East African, also contains news about Tanzania. 

Additional websites that contain news about Tanzania are listed under the "Web Resources" tab.

Dissertations & Theses

Often overlooked by academic legal researchers, dissertations and theses contain exhaustive research and extensive bibliographies.  The Proquest Dissertations & Theses database currently includes citations to over two million dissertations and theses from 1861 forward, and full-text access to over one million of these citations. The database's coverage is global, with numerous law-related papers available to download in PDF format.  Searches may be conducted in various fields, such as title, author, citation and abstract, and degree awarded.
For open-access dissertations and theses, see:

Subscription Databases (Law)

Most of the law-related databases listed below are available through the Law Library's website via the "A-Z Databases" link. 

Subscription Databases (Non-Law)

For a complete list of interdisciplinary databases with coverage of Africa, see the Loyola Libraries research page for "African Studies."