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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

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A guide to finding and understanding legal materials.

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Discovering and Understanding Government Information

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Learn about different types of UK government information and how to discover and access them.

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Producing a literature review

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A literature review aims to give an overview of the current scholarly understanding of a particular topic, including any competing theories or perspectives. This guide provides an outline and suggests sources of further advice.

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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. Produced by Cardiff University.

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Harvard referencing

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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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