UPSO is an important source of electronic books for law. We currently have access to content in this library until 2017 under a deal which includes publications from a number of UK and US university presses, including Oxford University Press. This database contains significant collections of books for public international law, constitutional and administrative law, philosophy of law, criminal law and criminology, human rights law and EU law, but many other law subjects are also included.
1. Go to Primo
2. Select Find Databases
3. Click on ‘U‘ to see databases starting with this letter
4. Scroll down to University Press Scholarship Online and click on the database
1. Specify a subject area by clicking on Select next to Search my Subject Specializations (under the search box).
2. Enter your search terms in the search box or use the advanced search option to introduce more concepts to your search or to specify a year range.
3. When UPSO returns the results, locate the narrowing options on the left. Tick the Unlocked, Free and Open Access boxes and submit, to only see content that we have full text access to.
To read a book click on the title to open the record and select relevant chapters from the Table of Contents. You can read a full book online but under the terms of the license agreement an individual user is only permitted to download a PDF of one chapter from a book. Do this by clicking on the View PDF link for the chapter you wish to download. This link can be found at the top right hand side of the chapter.
When working off campus you must login through the link to the Access Management Federation on the database website. Choose University of Aberdeen, then enter your university username and password in the Shibboleth authentication screen.
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