Official web page of the European Union provides excellent access to official EU documents. Europa offers current coverage, often including same day information. For older materials, it is necessary to use one of the commercial databases, such as Westlaw or Lexis.
Available on Eurlex, this includes legislation classified according to the Directory of Community legislation. Legislation is organized into 20 chapters based on subject. The electronic version contains hypertext links to EU documents, some available in PDF.
Justis is a full text online legal library of UK, Irish and EU case law dating back to 1163 and legislation from 1235. Justis also includes exact replica PDFs and all UK legislation, including repealed acts and measures.
Westlaw has a practice area devoted to maritime law, with subdirectories for case law, statutes and legislative history, administrative law, directories, and legal texts and periodicals. Consult a recent WESTLAW directory or use the online database finder to locate the materials you need.
LEXIS includes the ADMRTY library, containing U.S. courts/awards, U.K. courts, U.K. legislation, agency orders, U.S. Code/CFR/Federal Register materials, boat registrations, trade journals, and some law reviews. LEXIS has an exclusive license to materials in American Maritime Cases (coverage back to1923). AMC citations can also be Shepardized on LEXIS.