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I'm Doug Broadbent-Yale, one of the Academic Librarians for Social Sciences. Please contact me if you need advice / help with using Library resources to support your study, teaching or research - or attend one of my regular drop-in sessions. 

Library Search is your main way into books and articles held by the Library, with Find Databases giving you access to further specialist resources to explore. This current subject guide provides a selection of key Databases and other resources likely to be of use as you undertake your studies.


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.


More information on how to navigate Library Search can be found in our Library search guide.


Find Databases  A wide range of useful databases and resources are available for Legal studies. To view a full list please visit the 'Find databases' area in library search and filter by subject 'Law'. 


Your key legal databases are 

JustisOne UK 

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 pages 


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, talk to your school office for more information. 

Off campus access using the Library Access tool Off campus access using the Library Access 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.

The best way to access our licenced e-resources off campus is to start at Library Search.However, if you're accessing content online from a search engine or using free search tools like Gooogle Scholar its a good idea to download the Library Access Browser Tool which will point you to full text access where the UEA subscribes. For a step by step guide on installing and using Library access watch this short video.

Referencing Help for law Referencing Help for law

Referencing Help for Law

Referencing is important for a variety of reasons:

  • it allows you to credit the work of others thus avoiding plagiarism,
  • it allows the reader to track down the material you have used so that they can read it themselves
  • it shows the person reading your paper how widely you have read and the kinds of materials that informed your work

You can find a range of support and advice on referencing and plagiarism on your Learning Enhancement Team's web pages 


In the Law School you will be required to use a referencing style called OSCOLA, there are a number of online guides for this, try a few out and see which one suits you best. 

Some guides that you should investigate are:


The Cardiff University Oscola tool 

The Oxford guide

Cite them right online 

Other useful sites and services for law Other useful sites and services for law


HeinOnline contains law reviews, reports and journal articles. Subscribed library collections include: the Law Journal Library, the Federal Register Library, the Treaties and Agreements Library and the U.S. Supreme Court Library.

British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII)
Find British and Irish case law & legislation, European Union case law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related British and Irish material.

Box of Broadcasts
Search and view thousands of hours of TV and radio programming including regional, foreign language, news and freeview.

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

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.

Portal of the EU giving access to information about the EU and its publications.  

European Sources Online (ESO)
Developed by Cardiff University, ESO is an online database and information service which provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organisations of Europe, and on issues of importance to European researchers, citizens and stakeholders.

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union and the leading provider of high quality statistics on Europe.

Portal for access to EU Law in full text. This includes the authentic electronic Official Journal of the EU.

European Court of Justice
Search for case law from the Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal.

European Parliament

IFLP: Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (available through HeinOnline)
The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals is the preeminent multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in more than 500 legal journals published worldwide.

Nexis is a global newspaper database. It contains thousands of national and local news sources, including Le Monde & New York Times

Social Sciences Social Sciences

Doug Broadbent-YaleAcademic Librarian 

Doug Broadbent-Yale

Email: d.broadbent-yale@uea.ac.uk

Tel. 01603 591712

Location:Library 1.17
Office hours: Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00

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