Attention Covid-19 adjustments to Library services

 

Law

This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects, and dissertations in Law.

REMINDER: Download the University VPN system to access these resources while on or off campus.

• HeinOnline 

A collection of various legal sources. Useful for law, international relations, political and historical studies.

 

How to Use HeinOnline

Comprehensive User’s Guide (document)
This guide begins with how to login and offers tips on navigating the database’s content, searching, and more.

What is HeinOnline? (video)
Provides an overview of content, searching, and using the wealth of tools available.

Searching 101 (video)
This tutorial will provide basic search instruction, including search structure and syntax.


• Justis One fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Access to case judgments and legislation from common law jurisdictions around the world.

 

How to Use JustisOne

User Guide (document)
A comprehensive guide that covers all aspects.

Feature Tour (video)
Shows you how to use all the analysis tools and features.


• Lexis Library fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

UK and EU case reports, legislation, legal journals and Halsbury's Laws of England.

 

How to Use LexisLibrary

Foundation Certification Guide (document)
This guide includes the relevant information necessary to develop an understanding of how to use LexisLibrary.

Advanced Certification Guide (document)
This guide aims to equip students with a more specialised skill set and further understanding of how to use LexisLibrary.

Foundation Certification Training (video)
Guides you through the basics of LexisLibrary. Certification is optional.

Advanced Certification Training (video)
Guides you through more advance functions of LexisLibrary. Certification is optional.

Additional access instructions:

For use in the UK only


• Westlaw 

Contains full-text case law, legislation and, journal articles from the UK, EU, and some international.

 

How to Use Westlaw

Introduction to Westlaw (video)
Provides a useful introduction to Westlaw UK and teaches the basics of using the service.

Finding Primary Law (video)
Teaches the basics of finding primary law using Westlaw UK.

Finding Secondary Sources (video)
Teaches the basics of finding and using secondary sources on Westlaw UK.

Westlaw UK Advanced Training (video)
Teaches more advanced features and research techniques when using Westlaw UK.

 

Remember

Lexis and Westlaw have a lot of material and while there is some overlap, they do cover different resources. If you're not able to find what you're looking for in one, look in the other (like a case or journal article for example).

 

Other Legal Databases

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Open Access databases

Journals

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Remember to check the date for Full Text Access. Ideally it's best to go with YEAR - present

Dissertations and Theses

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Please note that disserations and theses from the UoP Law School are held by the law school and not in the library. Contact your supervisor for more information.

Your Subject Team

 Mystery Beck

Faculty Librarian Law & Criminology

email Mystery.Beck@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3240

 Sharon Bittner

Assistant Faculty Librarian (Humanities, Law, & Criminology)

email sharon.bittner@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3234