|Library Search||Library Search is the one-stop shop for searching all of our collections - physical and electronic. It attempts to pull in data from every database we have access to, and is a good place to start a search.|
|Find Databases||The Library subscribes to many databases, and to get the best results you'll need to search subject-specific databases individually (rather than through Library Search).|
|Find E‑Journals||Each database we subscribe to includes content from many different journals. If you want to look at articles from just one, use the Find E-journals tool to see which journals we have access to.|
More information on how to navigate these tools can be found in our library search guide.
Researching and writing at university is a far more independent process than at school or college. You will need to take responsibility for selecting and finding your own material to read, this may take time to get used to but should become an exciting and rewarding process. This blog will help you work through some of the key stages.
Key Legal Databases:
JustisOne UK content
JustisOne is a legal research platform with enhanced features to help make it easier for users to find, analyse, and understand the law. Find JustisOne in the 'find databases' area of library search.
JustisOne is a great starting point for legal research as it signposts access across platforms, linking up Westlaw, Hein online, Lexis and free online content within one interface.This unique combination of content and technology supports efficient and thorough legal research and is a wonderfully intuitive tool for students studying any subject that requires them to use UK legal materials.Lexis Library
Search Lexis Library for up-to-date legislation, case law and commentary. Lexis Library contains many journals articles, as well a legal commentary books and the legal encyclopaedia ‘Halsbury's Laws of England'.
Training and support for Lexis is available via the help section of the Database or on the Lexis support pagesWestlaw
Westlaw ibrary for up-to-date legislation, case law and academic journal articles. enyclopaedias or law, as well as the IDS employment law gateway.
Training and support for Westlaw is available via the help section of the Database or on the Westlaw Support pages
A UEA Westlaw UK Student Representative is also available for training and support
and can be contacted via Facebook
HeinOnline contains law reviews, reports and journal articles, predominantly from US publications.
Other Databases and Resources for Law:
A wide range of other useful databases and resources are available for those studying and researching within the field of Law. To view a full up to date list please visit the 'Find databases' area in library search and filter by subject 'Law'.Find Databases
BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute)
Find British and Irish case law & legislation, European Union case law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related British and Irish material.
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
This database allows you to 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
Cite Them Right Online
Online guide to referencing which includes both the Harvard and OSCOLA styles - just enter the type of material you want to referencing into the search box and follow the examples.
Criminal Cases Review Commission
Independent body set up to investigate possible miscarriages of justice in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Crown Prosecution Service
Search here for CPS Guidance documents.
Lawbore is a service developed by The City Law School, part of City University, London. It contains useful web links and online tutorials to keep you up to date and learn new skills.
Search here for Law Commission Reports.
UK Government Website
This site contains government information and publications, including command papers and policy papers (white papers, green papers, consultations etc) as well as news and guidance.
UK Parliament Website
Search here for papers from the House of Commons and the House of Lords. You can also access Hansard from here.