Using the UPSO e-books collection (Oxford University Press Scholarship Online)

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.

Access
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

Your search
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.

Your book
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.

Note:
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.

Enjoy using UPSO!
We are here if you need any help.

Eleni Borompoka
Taylor Library & EDC
01224 272601
eleni.boro@abdn.ac.uk
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

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Notes on using SpringerLink e books

SpringerLinkThe SpringerLink database comprises collections of books, journals and reference works. It covers numerous disciplines from Architecture & Design to Social Sciences, and, among them, you can also find Law. A significant part of the law collection deals with contemporary problems of international law, environmental law, criminal law or legal theory. The database also provides a wide coverage across other law subjects.

SpringerLink is one of only a few publishers that permit you to lawfully download a whole book to you computer or mobile device, and keep it indefinitely for your own educational or research use.

Remember, downloading books for others is not allowed. Please only download what you need for the research, course or assignment you are working on – mass downloading to build up a library of your own is unfair on the publisher (and authors) and not permitted.

You might find the following instructions useful to get access to this database:

  1. Go to Primo
  2. Select Find Databases tab (on the top of Primo screen)
  3. Click on ‘S‘ to see databases starting with this letter
  4. Scroll down to SpringerLink, and click on the database
    – Using on-campus computers, you will be directed to the database at once
    – In case of off-campus access, you might be asked to log into the database
    (Please provide your University username and password)
  5. Once inside the database, check the ‘Browse by discipline’ section, and select Law 
  6. On the left hand side of the Law page, you can find different boxes:
    Deselect Include preview-only
    – Select Book from the ‘Type Content‘ box
    – Select English from the ‘Language‘ box (Of course if you wish to read books in
    other languages, you have to select the relevant language)
  7. Finally, you might like to check the Subdiscipline box to see the different law subjects the database, SpringerLink could offer to you.

From your result screen, click on the book title you would like to read or download, and follow the onscreen instructions.

Good discovery, reading and research, everyone!

Taylor Library Staff
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

Tip of the Day: OECD iLibrary

OECDiLIB
OECD iLibrary is the library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. It also has publications of the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).
Through the OECD iLibrary, you can get access to:
  • 9,900 e-books
  • 96,700 tables and graphs
  • 4,370 articles
  • 4,330 multilingual summaries
  • 4,490 working papers
  • and 5 billion data points across 42 databases.

The database is available via Primo. Please use the quick search box and type OECD iLibrary in the search box, and press Enter.
Finally, to select the database from the result screen, click on View Online tab.

Access to OECD

For more information, see Library Guide – Official Publications Collection.

Taylor Library Team

HeinOnline: New titles added to the Scottish Legal History Collection

HOL_fullcolorIn March 2015 HeinOnline added nine new titles to their Scottish Legal History collection:

  • Erskine, J. Institute of the Law of Scotland in Four Books: In the Order of Sir George Mackenzie’s Institutions of That Law, 2v. Edinburgh: Printed for John Bell, 1773.
  • Stair, JD. Institutions of the Law of Scotland, Deduced from Its Originals, and Collated with the Civil, Canon, and Feudal Laws, and with the Customs of Neighbouring Nations. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by the heir of Andrew Anderson, 1693 2nd ed., rev., corr., and much enl.
  • Forbes, W. Methodical Treatise concerning Bills of Exchange. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by John Mosman, 1718 2nd ed., corr., enl.
  • Adam, W. Practical Treatise and Observations on Trial by Jury in Civil Causes, as Now Incorporated with the Jurisdiction of the Court of Session. 1v. Edinburgh: Thomas Clark, 1836.
  • Summary View of the Feudal Law, with the Differences of the Scots Law from it; together with a Dictionary of Select Terms of the Scots and English Law. 1v. Edinburgh: s.n., 1710.
  • Forbes, W. Treatise of Church-Lands & Tithes: In Two Parts. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by the heirs and successors of Andrew Anderson, 1705.
  • Bell, R. Treatise on the Election Laws, as They Relate to the Representation of Scotland, in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Co. for Archibald Constable, 1812.
  • Connell, J. Treatise on the Law of Scotland, Respecting the Erection, Union, and Disjunction of Parishes; the Manses and Glebes of the Parochial Clergy, and the Patronage of Churches. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed for Peter Hill and Co., 1818.
  • Burnett, J. Treatise on Various Branches of the Criminal Law of Scotland. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Co. for Archibald Constable, 1811.

A full list of new titles added to HeinOnline in March 2015 is available here.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

New Tip of the Day Service

TipWe are delighted to introduce a new service to help you make the most of the resources and services at Taylor Library. The ‘Tip of the Day’ service will be launched before the start of the next exam period.

From the middle of April, we will deliver useful tips to you regarding:

  • Library services
  • Legal databases
  • Other online resources (e-books, e-journals)
  • Official publications
  • Technical support
  • And much, much more…

We hope you will find this daily service advantageous for your study and research.

 

Taylor Library& EDC Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk