Summer opening hours in Taylor Library

From Saturday 19 May 2018 to Monday 03 September 2018, Taylor Library & EDC will operate the following summer vacation hours:

Summer op

For all branches’ opening hours, click here.

Please visit us if you need help with law resources or just a quiet place to study.

Taylor Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

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Water Fountain in Taylor Library – update

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Drink your fill!

 

We are happy to share the good news with our readers that the water fountain in Taylor Library is working fine again.

This means, you do not need to walk around the campus to find another water dispenser, and take long breaks from your studies when you want to refill your water bottle.

 

 

 

EU Open Data Portal

Do you need to find and reuse EU Data for your research? The EU Open Data Portal is free and offers a single point of access to a wide range of data held by EU Institutions and bodies. Generally you can reuse the data free of charge, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, provided you acknowledge the […]

via The EU Open Data Portal — EDC Information Update

OSCOLA – citing newspaper articles

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In this post, we highlight those general rules of OSCOLA referencing style that you need to adhere to when you cite newspaper articles in your essay or dissertation.

The elements of the citation are as follows:

  • Give the name of the author
  • Then, the title of the article
  • The name of the newspaper (in Italics)
  • (the city of publication and the date) – in brackets
  • The page number (if it is known) follows the brackets
  • Web address (if the article published online only, and there is no page number available).

Examples

Jane Croft, ‘Daughter loses out to animal charities over mother’s will: Supreme Court ruling’ Financial Times (London, 16 March 2017) 3

Dan Sabbagh, ‘Cambridge Analytica predecessor had access to secret MoD information’ The Guardian (London, 29 March 2018) <https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/29/cambridge-analytica-predecessor-had-access-to-secret-mod-information> accessed 30 March 2018

Tip!

  • Be careful, some newspapers have the definite article, ‘The’ in their title, others do not. Make sure that you use the correct name of the newspaper.
  • If your reference is to an editorial, cite the author as ‘Editorial’.

For more information, please see Page 42 in the OSCOLA user guide or visit us in the Taylor Library & EDC.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

Lost something???

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Well, we might be able to help.
Are you looking for your

  • laptop/phone charger
  • earphones
  • water bottle
  • scarf
  • umbrella
  • or, even a pair of boots???

Please, come to Taylor Library and look around in the Lost Property section. You will find a table next to the Issue Desk with the items recently found in the library.

Do you still not see what you are looking for? Do not panic, ask for help at the Issue Desk, as USB sticks and confidential documents are kept there.

Anything of value (jewellery, bank cards, wallets, etc) – after 24 hours – is taken to the Security Office on Dunbar Street, Old Aberdeen. It is open from Monday to Friday 7.00 am – 3 pm.

Remember, your stuff misses you too, so collect them in Taylor Library until Wednesday 14 March.

Taylor Library Staff
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

Book sale in the law library

 

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We are happy to announce that our annual book sale is now on until Monday 5 March. Please visit us, and check out the books on the trolleys next to the Issue Desk. We sell law books that are duplicates of items in our collection or donations that are not required. They cover almost every area of law, form jurisprudence through criminal law, family law, intellectual property law, land law to EU law.

Our prices are really friendly:

  • Paperback – £1.00
  • Hardback – £2.00

We hope that many of you will find something interesting and useful in the sale section.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

Welcome to the law library

Welcome

Taylor Library and the European Documentation Centre (EDC) welcomes all new students who start postgraduate studies at the University of Aberdeen in January 2018.

Janet MacKay, Information Consultant for Law, will provide you with an induction talk in the Old Senate Room on Friday 12 January, between 10 – 11 am. On the same day, after the talk, there will be two library tours in the Taylor Library. The first tour starts from 11 am, and the second runs from 11.30 am. Please check your university emails to find out your group allocation.

As a modern academic library, the Taylor Library can offer paper collections as well as e-resources and access to legal databases. The following links take you to specific information pages on library services and facilities. If you have any problems using electronic resources, please read our library guides or contact the dedicated Help Desk in the Taylor Library.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you in the library soon, and wishing you all the best of luck for your postgraduate studies.

Taylor Library Staff
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk