In the last few days, we got many requests regarding the book: Private Dispute Resolution in International Business: Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration (by Klaus Peter Berger, Vol. 1 and Vol.2). The volumes are available in print in Taylor Library or online through Kluwer Arbitration. If you are accessing the book from off-campus, you need to use VDI. Please follow the link below to get access to our full VDI guide: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/toolkit/documents/uploads/remote-access-vdi.pdf). I would also advise to check the IT web pages. On TOOLKIT, you can find videos about Remote Access (VPN and VDI): https://www.abdn.ac.uk/toolkit/systems/remote-access/
On the Primo page, you can see all sorts of information about the item. Scroll down to see the ‘View Online‘ section, and then follow the link to Kluwer Arbitration. Now, you will be directed to the opening page of the book which looks like this:
You can see that, in the middle of the page, both volumes are displayed. If you click on the + sign, next to the volumes, you can get their contents. Select the pages, you need to read.
If you experience problems with VMware Horizon Client, try using VDI form your internet browser. Read more about troubleshooting in the VDI guide.
Members of the university (staff and students) can access the databases and e-book collections to which the University of Aberdeen is subscribed. To access them, simply login with your university IT username and password.
The following law resources are only accessible through VDI from off-campus:
Kluwer Arbitration is an online resource for international arbitration research. It contains a wealth of commentary from expert authors and an extensive compilation of primary source materials.
OGEL – Oil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence has transcended national borders. With privatisation, restructuring, the emergence of competitive markets, cross-border energy trade and regional integration, legal instruments from one jurisdiction have a bearing on others – they provide a model, a legal precedent, a directive, standard or guideline for further regulatory implementation.
There is another useful resource which can help your research in the oil, gas and energy law field, even if it is not a law resource:
OnePetro (SPE)is an online library that provides a simple way to search for and access a broad range of technical literature related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry.
If you wish to access one of the above-mentioned databases while off-campus, please follow the guidance on the Remote Access section of Toolkit. Select the Remote VDI link in the ‘Guides’ section. Once you have logged in to the VDI, navigate to ‘Library Resources’ and from there to Primo. Remember to sign in to Primo to get full text resources!
To access books on the legal database Westlaw, go to the Library home page at www.abdn.ac.uk/library/and type ‘Westlaw UK’ into the Search Our Collections box. Follow the link to Westlaw UK from the results screen on Primo and you will be prompted to log in with your University computer username and password through the Shibboleth authentication route.
There are 8 different tabs on the Westlaw UK website; go to Books. Westlaw will present you with a list of text books that we have access to in full text. Significant titles in the collection include:
Anton’s Private International Law 3rd edn.
Archbold Criminal Pleading Evidence and Practice 2018 edn.
Davidson: Arbitration 2nd edn.
Macphail’s Sheriff Court Practice 3rd edn.
Palmer’s Company Law
Redfern & Hunter: Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration 6th edn.
Renton and Brown Criminal Procedure 6th edn.
The Law of Contract in Scotland 3rd edn.
Click on a title and you will be given the choice to use the Free Text search box to a keyword search within the book, or to browse its contents through Mainwork.
2) If you come across an e-book while searching Primo…
Often a book can be available in different editions and different formats. These books are identified in Primo with the notation ‘multiple versions found’.
To understand this option, try the following search:
Go to Primo and enter the following keywords into the search box under the Books+ tab: law contract Scotland McBryde
Primo will find 2 records containing those words. The record for: The Law of Contract in Scotland by William McBryde appears to include multiple versions.
Open the View 4 versions link.
The results are ranked chronologically with the newest edition at the top.
Underneath the top entry you will see the words: Online Access. This means that the book is available electronically. To access and read it, click on either the View Online tab or the book title. You may be asked to log in with your University computer username and password. Clicking on the title will take you to the Browse and Search screens within the book.
Note: To obtain this book in paper format click on Availability. This will give you information about the location and availability of the item.
If you have any problems using Westlaw UK, please speak to a member of our team or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library team welcomes all new and returning students to Taylor Library. Once you’ve admired our brilliant new carpet, please wander around the shelves and check what we can offer to you.
The new book shelf is full with items acquired over the summer. The latest parts of the legal journals and law reports can be seen on our display unit. We have tidied the periodicals, the law report collection, as well as the general law book collection upstairs, and we are happy to report that quiet a few missing items were found, though not everything.
As a university member, you always need your ID card to enter the library. So, what happens if you leave it at home?
You have to request a Day Access Pass. We will ask you to provide proof of identity and to fill in the necessary form. Remember, you will be allowed a Day Access Pass on 3 separate occasions in an academic year. Thereafter you must have your University ID card to visit us.
For those of you who will be leaving us for the summer… Some useful information regarding working from home!
If you plan to access important databases when you are working from home over
the summer it is important you use specific routes into them. No matter where you
are working, or what database you are searching, access must be through Primo.
Most databases require a login using your University computer username and password, (Library staff refer to this as Shibboleth Authentication) but a few
important databases do not have this service set up. These databases are:
When on the campus network, access to these databases is trouble-free; you link through without a problem. However, when you are working off campus you must
use Primo on the VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure). The VDI accesses the University’s classroom PC desktop via your web browser and, in turn, provides secure access to resources we pay for.
It is also possible to use MS Office programmes through the VDI. Open the Common Applications folder or go to Start > All Programmes, to launch this software.
Please note: It is not necessary to access databases requiring a login (such as Westlaw and LexisLibrary) through the VDI.
To access the VDI:
go to: vdi.abdn.ac.uk, then enter your University username and password
in the vmware Horizon page
click on the PC monitor icon for Electronic Resources
open the Library Resources folder, then go to Primo to search for and link
out to the databases mentioned earlier.