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Locating items in the Library

The video below explains how to locate items in the Library (click on the 'Full screen' button beneath the video to watch in a larger size):


Library Search

Search for books, articles, ebooks, databases, journal titles and other useful sources and resources for your study and research, both online and in the library.

The shelfmark of a print book will help you to locate it in the Library. The shelfmarks run A-Z through the building, starting on the top floor. Find your reading lists here.


How to use LexisLibrary

The video below explains how to use the LexisLibrary to find a variety of legal resources (click on the YouTube button beneath the video to watch in a larger size):

Key Resources for Law

The following databases contain a variety of material, including journal articles, for your specific subject area. The brief descriptions beneath the titles will explain what each hold. To access, click on the title.

  • Edward Elgar books
    Access to collections of ebooks on Law and Social and Political Science
  • HeinOnline
    Contains over a thousand full-text law journals many of which are US titles. Also contains the English Reports 1220-1867; US law reports; US treaties and the US Supreme Court Library.
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
    Provide the most detailed primary source for 20th century Britain, its colonies and the wider world. They are a major part of the historical record. The Parliamentary papers influenced public opinion and social and political philosophy, and provided a forum for ideas for hundreds of thinkers, among them Marconi, Keynes, and Beveridge. They are the working documents of government for all areas of social, political, economic and foreign policy, showing how issues were explored and legislation was formed.
  • Lawtel
    Covers UK case law, legislation and legal articles. Also includes: Lawtel personal injury, civil procedure, local government and employment. Updated daily.
  • LexisLibrary
    Gives access to a variety of legal sources, including UK and EU case reports, legislation, legal journals and Halsbury´s Laws of England.

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  • Westlaw
    Database of legal materials from the United Kingdom, European Union, United States and other common law jurisdictions. Contains full-text case law and legislation, full-text journal articles from United States and Canadian law reviews and from a limited number of UK and other jurisdictions' law journals, plus some international materials.
  • Worldtradelaw
    Offers both a library of current trade news and resources, as well as providing summary and analysis of all WTO reports and arbitrations; a current keyword index; a database of dispute settlement tables and statistics; and a user-friendly search tool for WTO cases, legal texts, and other documents.

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