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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.
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ACCESS TO LIBRARY SERVICES DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
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.
Getting started using the library
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.
Got your first assignment and not sure where to begin? The fantastic new First Assignment resource has been put together by the Library and Learning Enhancement Team to support you when you are starting your first project, essay or report!
LIBRARY ACCESS EXTENSION
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.
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.
JustisOne is a great starting point for legal research as it signposts access across platforms, linking up Westlaw, HeinOnline, Lexis and free online content within one interface. For tutorials on how to use JustisOne visit:
Search Lexis Library for up-to-date legislation, case law and commentary. Lexis Library contains many journals articles, as well as legal commentary books and the legal encyclopaedia ‘Halsbury's Laws of England'. Training and support for Lexis is available in the help area at the bottom of the Lexis database homepage
Westlaw is one of the premier Legal databases for UK, US and International law, with cases, legislation, journals, ebooks, commentary and more.
Contact your school office for details of your current UEA Westlaw Student Rep and the training and support they have on offer.
Your current Student Westlaw Rep is Thomas Atiemo -email Thomas for training and support on the Westlaw database T.Atiemo@uea.ac.uk
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
HeinOnline contains law reviews, reports and journal articles from the UK, US and around the world.
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
Hansard is an edited verbatim record of what was said in UK Parliament. It also includes records of votes and written ministerial statements.
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
Cite them right
Clear online guide to referencing with lots of examples and walkthroughs of different citation styles, including: Harvard, APA, MHRA, MLA, OSCOLA and Vancouver. Check your assignment brief to see which referencing style you should be using.
Cardiff index to legal abbreviations
Search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law