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

 

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New instructional video: Finding law e-journal articles through Primo

Needing to find an online journal article but unsure where to start?
Why not watch our short video on finding law e-journal articles through Primo…

You can find it under the Instructional Material tab in our blog, or online through our youtube channel.

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More videos on how to use the Taylor Library resources and facilities to come soon!

Just keep checking the list of our Instructional Material and hopefully you will find the right video to help you make the most of our library!

If you have any questions about this or any of our videos, please email lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

Eleni Borompoka
Senior Information Assistant
Taylor Library and EDC
eleni.boro@abdn.ac.uk

 

 

SPEL format change announced

spelThe Scottish Planning and Environmental Law Journal (SPEL) will be available in electronic format only (PDF) from the August 2015 issue onwards.

Discussions are underway to add PDF copies to the University’s digital asset management system, Digitool, but SPEL is also available through Westlaw UK (issue 39, June 1993 onwards).

Read the QR code above to access the journal online through Westlaw UK.

NOTE: this is a Shibboleth authenticated resource so you are required to login using your University computer username and password.

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

HeinOnline announces changes to some publications

HOL_fullcolorHeinOnline has announced changes to some publications:

Indiana Health Law Review
The publisher has advised that this will change to an online only publication upon the completion of Volume 11. The content will be available free of charge by visiting http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/ihlr/. Please note that this content will continue to be available in the HeinOnline Law Journal Library as well.

Indiana International & Comparative Law Review
The publisher has advised that this will change to an online only publication upon the completion of Volume 24. The content will be available free of charge by visiting http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/iiclr/. Please note that this content will continue to be available in the HeinOnline Law Journal Library as well.

National Property Law Digests
The publisher has advised that this title has ceased publication upon the completion of the September 2014 issue.

WMU Cooley Journal of Practical & Clinical Law
The publisher has advised that beginning with Volume 16 #1 the Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical & Clinical Law will change title to the WMU Cooley Journal of Practical & Clinical Law.

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

 

HeinOnline Tips and Tricks: Dropbox

HOL_fullcolorDid you know that HeinOnline has recently added the ability to download PDFs from the database directly into your Dropbox Account?

Dropbox is a document storage solution that makes it simple to save all of your photos, videos, and files in one convenient place.

Dropbox lets you:

  • Get to all your files from any computer, tablet, or phone
  • Share documents, photos and entire folders easily
  • Restore all of your files, even if your computer ‘melts down’

More information on this new feature is found 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