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Law: Home

I'm Kate Squire, the Academic Librarian for Social Sciences. This guide aims to highlight resources and support that will help you as you study Law here at UEA. Please contact me if you need some further help.

Kate Squire

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PowerPoint presentation with transcript


The Library FAQ access pages will keep you up to date with the current measures in place to allow you access to library services. 

If you are working away from campus then you can still access all of your subject resources on this page or contact me with any questions. Please find more information about useful software and productivity apps here: Remote access to Library resources.

Library Drop in

Drop-ins will be starting on Monday 28 September 12-1pm, with further times to be confirmed. We're still setting up a virtual space for these, until the online 'space'  is ready if you want to join a session  email me and I'll send out a link. 

If the drop in time won't work for you then let me know and I may be able to provide another slot.

First Assignment


The best way to access our licenced e-resources off campus is to start at Library Homepage or alternatively download the Library Access Browser Tool 

​​​​The vast majority of our e-resources are available off campus to all current staff and students and whilst there are a few resources that aren’t available this will be due to licencing restrictions.

Quick Library links

Your Key legal databases

Aside from library search there are some important legal databases that you will need to use during your studies and research. This video talks you through the three most important tools and how to navigate to and get started with them.

Use the A-Z Databases area in Library Search to navigate to all three of these Legal research tools.

Key resources for Law

This diagram shows some key starting points for the main types of materials you will be asked to find during your studies. The bubbles will link you out to the tools directly. 



Your current Student Westlaw Rep is Thomas Atiemo -email Thomas for training and support on the Westlaw database 

Please also visit the UEA Thomson Reuters Facebook page for information on your regular Westlaw drop-in sessions

For pre-recorded online training on Westlaw visit the product support area at the bottom of the database homepage  

For help searching the BAILII pages visit the site's search help guide 

PLEASE NOTE: the cases, as reported, are not necessarily the official report. Please see Westlaw, Lexis or JustisOne for fully ammended Cases and Legislation 

Please also see your First year law student Skills development module in Blackboard, a module introducing you to fundamental Legal research and writing skills 

Toolkits and study guides

  • Digital ToolKit  for help and guidance on tools, apps and software to help you manage and organise your work. 
  • Study Toolkit Videos, worksheets and guides on all aspects of finding and using information for your studies


Citations, referencing and avoiding plagiarism

The key resources on this page are just the start of what is available to you. Below you will find a link to a list with additional resources and media to help you enhance and take your research and study skills further. 

  1. Subject specific resources

  2. Government Portals

  3. Professional organisations

  4. European Union sources

  5. Media and press - keeping up to date

  6. Dictionaries, glossaries and reference works

  7. Law websites

  8. Other useful resources for Law