Lexis+ UK database (formally known as Lexis®Library) has recently undergone some major interface changes to provide a neater, more user-friendly platform.
To access the database, please follow the link to Lexis+ UK. On the Primo result page, click on the title of the database in the ‘View Online’ section, and when prompted, log in with your university IT username and password. The first time you access Lexis+ UK, you will see a welcome message, and then, you will be asked to enter your name in a form and click on ‘Accept and continue’ to accept the ‘Terms and conditions’. Once you provide your details, you will be set up to start your research in Lexis+ UK.
By default, Lexis+ UK opens with the Legal Research tab. Use the main search box in the middle of the screen or select Content to explore the legal resources and topics that the database can offer you.
We have created training materials to help you navigate through the database and to highlight its main features. Please read our library guides to learn more about Lexis+ UK:
As exams are fast approaching, we would like to help your preparation by sharing a few links to law databases and e-book collections. So, if you still need some revision, please check out the resources below.
Westlaw provides full text access to UK case law, legislation, and legal journals. The database also provides full text access to 374 e-books. Current Awareness on Westlaw UK enables you to stay up to date with the very latest developments. Unfortunately, we do not have a subscription to Practical Law.
Lexis Library is an important source of full text legal information. It provides access to UK, EU, US and international case law, legislation, and law journals. The News section of the database gives access to a wide range of national and regional newspapers including Scottish newspapers.
UPSO is a cross-searchable library which offers quick and easy access to the full text of titles published by internationally significant university presses including OUP, Yale, Stanford, Fordham, Chicago, and many others.
Click on the title to go to the collection. Under the logo, University Press Scholarship Online (in the top left corner), you will find Browse by Subject. Click on the arrow and select Law. On the left-hand side of the screen, you will find filters to narrow down your choices. Select Unlocked and Free titles from the Availability section. Your search will return with 2138 titles. You can further narrow down the results by choosing Subject on the left hand-side of the screen.
Springer’s collections include access to the full text of thousands of sciences, medical and social sciences e-books. Please note, we do not subscribe to every title in this database. The green square next to the item indicates if we have full text access to it.
After opening SpringerLink, on the left-hand side of the home screen, you can browse by discipline. Click on Law to navigate to the law subject page. Please do not forget to deselect the ‘Include Preview-Only content‘ box to limit your search to subscribed titles. Still on the left-hand side of the screen, you can find more filters, like Content Type, Language, Subdiscipline, etc. We advise you to select Book from Content Type box to get access to 2178 full text e-books.
Ebook Central is one of the biggest e-book collections we have access to. It contains more than 180,000 authoritative, copyrighted books supplied by over 180 leading scholarly publishers. The titles cover many different subject areas, from Social Sciences, Law, Medicine, Science, and Computing to Education, Fine Arts and History.
Click on the title Ebook Central to link out to the collection. On the home page, under the Search box (in the middle of the screen), click on Browse by Subject, then select Law. You will be directed to the Law subject page from where you can get access to 8314 full text e-books.
We hope, you will find the right resources which can help your preparation. For more information on library services and resources, please follow the link here.
The School of Law expects every student to use OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) citation style. If you want to cite international law sources, please see OSCOLA International guide (2006).
Lexis Library’s News and International Materials collections have been moved to a new platform. Unfortunately at the moment we are unable to access this content. If you require a specific document held in either of these collections, please email the Library at email@example.com. Please include details of the item(s) you require and your contact details.
The Library is in contact with Lexis Library and we hope to regain access to this content soon. Please note that all other collections within Lexis Library are unaffected.
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: