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Law Library subject guide

Find your subject librarian, and useful resources for your subject in this Library guide to Law.

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Discovering and Understanding Legal Materials

A guide to finding and understanding legal materials.

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Referencing

Law generally uses the OSCOLA or Harvard Styles of Referencing. You should follow any guidance on the preparation of assessed work given by the academic setting the assignment. Be consistent and use the same style throughout your assignment.

OSCOLA referencing for Law

Guide to the OSCOLA referencing style used by Law.

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Harvard referencing

Guide to the TUOS Harvard referencing style.

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Databases

Useful databases for Law include Lexis Library, Westlaw UK, and EUR-Lex; as well as Scopus, and Web of Science, two very comprehensive online databases covering all subjects. Use our short video guides to learn how to search them effectively.

Using Web of Science : video guide

Learn how to use the Web of Science database with our video guide (sound required). You can watch the embedded video below or go to Kaltura for a larger resolution.

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Using Scopus: video guide

Learn how to use the Scopus database with our video guide (sound required). You can watch the embedded video below or go to Kaltura for a larger resolution.

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