Library Christmas opening times

Please, find out when Taylor Library is open over the Christmas and New Year period.

Christmas opening

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

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Best of luck with your exams

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We can all agree how important it is to find a nice and quiet place when you are preparing for exams – a place like home… or almost….

Well, students have created their cosy corner in Taylor Library, and hopefully it will help them relax and go through the exam period without stress (if it is possible).

What else could we wish them and everyone here in Taylor Library? GOOD LUCK with your revision and exams!!!!!

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

 

OSCOLA – Citing journal articles: The dilemma of round and square brackets

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Are you working on your first written assignment this academic year and getting confused with OSCOLA citation? This post helps you clarify which brackets – (round) or [square] – you should choose when you are citing a journal article.

The general rule is that you need to use square brackets around the year if the journal you are citing uses the year rather than a consecutive number to identify the volume. Here is a relevant example:

Meghan Campbell, ‘Reigniting the dialogue: the latest use of the notwithstanding clause in Canada’ [2018] Public Law 1

If there is a separate volume number available for the publication, please, use round brackets:

Emma Lees, ‘Title by Registration: Rectification, Indemnity and Mistake and the Land Registration Act 2002’ (2013) 76 Modern Law Review 62

To help you, we created a list of journals available in our collections, which use year identification, so you need to cite them with square brackets.
NOTE that this is not a comprehensive list!!!

  • Acta Juridica
  • British Tax Review
  • Criminal Law Review
  • International Family Law
  • Journal of Business Law
  • Journal of Personal Injury Litigation
  • Journal of Planning and Environment Law
  • Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly
  • Private Client Business
  • Public Law

TIP! If you want to cite a forthcoming article, follow the exact same format you would with published journal articles but add ‘(forthcoming)’ following the citation. In case you do not have information about the volume or page numbers, simply omit that information.

If you want to learn more about journal citation, please read section 3.3.1 in the OSCOLA user guide for hard copy journals (page 37) and section 3.3.3 for forthcoming articles (page 38).

Don’t forget that you can also get help in Taylor Library, please visit our Help Desk from Monday to Friday between 09:00 -16.30.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

You said, we did – Service improvement in Taylor Library

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The new academic year is already upon us, and we are getting busier every day. It is great to welcome not only the new but also, the many returning students in the library.

For those of you who were regular users of our services last year, the news that the library has got 396 new electrical sockets must come as a pleasant surprise. We know how many of you preferred using your own laptops here, and were sometimes disappointed when you failed to find free tables next to a wall socket. During the summer, this major refurbishment gave us the chance to improve our services.

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Please come and visit us in Taylor Library to see what we can offer, and hopefully, enjoy a more comfortable and pleasant working environment.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

IT Service Desk in the Sir Duncan Rice Library from Monday 3 September

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IT Services is relocating the IT Service Desk Walk-in Service to the Sir Duncan Rice Library from Monday 3 September 2018. This means that the current walk-in location in the Edward Wright Building will be permanently closed to visitors after Friday 31 August.

In the Sir Duncan Rice Library, the IT Service Desk will be placed alongside the Library Information Desk, and it will provide the users help in person with IT related queries. The Desk is open from Monday to Friday, between 9 am and 5 pm.

IT Services will continue to handle email and phone inquiries as usual, and the Foresterhill Service Desk remains open in room 1:122 of the Polwarth Building. You can also log an IT query any time through MyIT portal.

If you need more information, please contact IT Services.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

Additional power sockets in Taylor Library

ShinySocketToMeGood news everyone – Taylor Library is to have over 200 additional power sockets installed over the coming weeks, meaning almost every seat where laptops are permitted will have an outlet by the time term starts in September.  There will inevitably be some disruption as the work is carried out but we will of course be open for business as usual. Apologies for any inconvenience the works
may cause.

Edinburgh University Law Library returning to Old College

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Following an extensive refurbishment programme, the School of Law and the Law Library are returning to Old College (from their current home in the David Hume Tower) this summer.

Key Dates:

Monday 30 July                                     Law Library move begins

Friday 17 August 4.00 pm                  Law Library closes in David Hume Tower

Monday 20 August  9.00 am              Law Library reopens in Old College

While the move is ongoing there will inevitably be some disruption to services, and parts of the collection may be temporarily unavailable.  Edinburgh University Law Library apologises in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

For further information, please follow the link here.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk