The Library has introduced a series of short, practical training sessions to address key research issues. The sessions last approximately 1 - 1.5 hours. The next sessions will be held on Thursday 18 Oct and Tuesday 23 Oct, covering top research tips, and Thursday 25 Oct, covering case law. Please click here for more information.
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The Library subscribes to an extensive range of on-line databases. Other than the Catalogue, these cannot be accessed remotely, but the staff are always willing to make use of them on behalf of users making telephone enquiries. The main ones are:
LexisNexis Library The full text of a wide range of law reports and unreported cases (back to 1980), materials from legislation in force as amended, Halsburys Laws, some journals and many news sources. As well as full text case law coverage, included are All England Direct, which provides summaries of recent unreported cases, and Case Search, which provides digests of cases from the earliest times to the present, based on data from the 100-plus volumes of The Digest.
Westlaw UK Combines the data from Current Law and the Legal Journals Index with the full text of law reports (including the pre-1865 English Report), unreported cases, journals and legislation as amended.
Lawtel This provides summaries of reported and unreported cases, updated daily, with links to the full text of transcripts.
Justis Statutes and SIs
The full text of statutes from 1235, as enacted whether repealed or in force, and SIs likewise from 1948.
Electronic Immigration Network The full text of Immigration Appeal Tribunal decisions and other immigration materials.
Hein Online A fully searchable archive of back runs of academic law journals - the bulk American law reviews, but with a number of English, Commonwealth and international titles.
ICLR Online The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting have their own online service providing the full text of The Law Reports, the Weekly Law Reports and their other series. The reports will continue to be available on Westlaw and Lexis, but the ICLR service also includes data from the “Red Indexes”, covering other leading series. ICLR Online is also a handy way of focussing a search just on leading authorities. PDFs of the printed reports are provided.
Parliamentary materials The library has access to the parliamentary database that has been prepared by the House of Commons Library since 1979.
Texts on CD-ROM Holdings include Butterworths Taxation Service (which incorporates the full Inland Revenue Manuals), and the company law services from CCH and Tolley.