Law databases

Are you searching for dissertation topics? Or,  just need some legal resources? Before you begin your research and get lost in the rising sea of information, let us help you with a few useful links.

Check out what the law electronic databases can offer to you. These are excellent tools, and no matter what stage your studies are at, you can rely on them.
Please, find the mainstream legal databases and their training materials here:

Westlaw UK Westlaw logo

Westlaw International

Lexis®LibraryLexisNexis logo

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Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

HeinOnline Introduces New Author Ranking Metric

HOL_fullcolorLook out for Author Profile Pages on HeinOnline that provide access to an author’s list of articles and ScholarCheck rankings. Metrics used to calculate an author’s overall ScholarCheck ranking include:

  • the number of times an author’s articles have been cited by other articles
  • by articles written only in the past 10 years
  • the number of times the articles have been accessed by other HeinOnline users within a rolling 12-month period.

A new metric has been added which counts the number of times an author’s articles have been cited by articles written only within the past 12-24 months. HeinOnline  believe “this new currency factor enhances the rankings by considering what’s most relevant today in addition to the other metrics, which account for quantitative author influence.”

Read more on the HeinOnline Help and Support page.

Elaine Shallcross
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

 

HeinOnline announce enhanced tools and new features

HOL_fullcolorSince HeinOnline released its updated interface in August they have worked to enhance existing tools and add new features to improve their users’ experience.

Over the past two weeks they have announced two new features: the ability to e-mail a direct PDF link; and updated print/download options, which include the ability to instantly download a PDF from HeinOnline.

New Video Available: Printing and Downloading in HeinOnline

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

Now available! New and comprehensive HeinOnline User’s Guide

HeinOnline logoA comprehensive HeinOnline User’s Guide has been released following an update of its interface in August. This guide covers the basics of how to navigate through the interface, search from the Welcome Page and from inside collections, and use the various tools available.

Also released recently is a Getting Started in HeinOnline quick reference guide, which gives a brief overview of how to access the database, basic searching and navigation.

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

HeinOnline’s ScholarCheck Metrics tracks trends in legal research

HOL_fullcolorHeinOnline’s ScholarCheck is an integrated set of tools that allows you to view journal articles and cases that have a heavy influence on the subject being researched.

With ScholarCheck you can:

  • analyse the most cited journal articles and authors
  • link directly to articles and cases that cite an article being viewed
  • sort search results by the number of times cited or number of times accessed by other HeinOnline users within a rolling 12-month period
  • generate a list of articles that have had the largest increase in number of citations since 2011

Read more about ScholarCheck here.

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