Best of luck with your exams

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.

DATABASES

Westlaw database

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.

Please read our library guides to learn more about the database:
Westlaw UK – quick guide
Westlaw UK – cases
Westlaw UK – legislation
Westlaw UK – UK and international journals

Lexis Library

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.

Our library guides:
Lexis®Library – key features
Lexis®Library – searching for case law
Lexis®Library – searching for articles in UK and international legal journals
Lexis®Library – searching for newspaper articles

HeinOnline database

HeinOnline is a particularly useful source of older journal articles, old English cases, U.S. and other international resources and materials on Scottish Legal History.

Library guide: HeinOnline – quick guide

NOTABLE E-BOOK COLLECTIONS

University Press Scholarship Online – UPSO

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.

SpringerLink

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

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.

We wish you all the very best with your exams.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

Best of luck with your exams

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We can all agree how important it is to find a nice and quiet place when you are preparing for exams – a place like home… or almost….

Well, students have created their cosy corner in Taylor Library, and hopefully it will help them relax and go through the exam period without stress (if it is possible).

What else could we wish them and everyone here in Taylor Library? GOOD LUCK with your revision and exams!!!!!

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

 

Taylor Library Comments and Suggestions Box

COMSUGWith exam time upon us the library is naturally very busy.  We strive to maintain as effective a study environment as possible in Taylor so if you have any issues please speak to a member of staff at the issue desk. We also provide a comments and suggestions box, which is located beside the MFDs, opposite the issue desk. When using this facility please provide your name and email address so that we can respond as effectively as possible.

Happy studying and good luck!

Taylor Library

Revision week and exams: make sure you know the library rules!

With the revision and exam period almost upon us the library can get extremely busy. With this in mind we would like to remind our users of the food and drink rules that apply in Taylor Library.

Food is permitted provided it is not hot, overly fragrant or noisy. So for example sandwiches, salads and last night’s pizza are fine. Soup, curry and crisps/popping candy are not. Drinks (excluding alcohol) are permitted under the condition that hot drinks be covered with a fixed lid. In addition, while drinks are permitted throughout the library under the aforementioned conditions, food is NOT allowed in the PC classroom or near PCs in other areas of the library, in Project Rooms 1 and 2 or the silent areas in D block.

To check what is (or isn’t) allowed in each of the library zones, look at the relevant signs on the tables or, ask a member of staff.

It is our aim to provide a harmonious study environment for all service users at all times. Please help us to do so!

Good luck with your exams!

The Taylor Library team

 

Taylor Library Heavy Demand drop-box

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The Taylor Library self return machine

As exams approach and the Library gets busier we’d like to remind students of the Heavy Demand drop-box, in to which you can return any Taylor Heavy Demand items you have prior to our opening at 9am. The box is placed outside the Taylor Library entrance at around 7:30am every weekday. This is to give you as much opportunity to return HD items before the 10:30am due time as possible. Late Heavy Demand items will accrue an immediate fine of 75p. After one hour this will increase by a further 75p, and will continue to do so for each subsequent hour the item is late. Nobody wants the added stress of library fines at this or any time of year. Help us help you avoid them by making use of the drop-box!

Best of luck with the exams and keep your money for the pub when they’re finished!

 

Water fountain in Taylor Library

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Drink your fill!

We are pleased to announce that Taylor Library now has a water fountain, just in time to keep you fully hydrated throughout the revision and exam period. It is located opposite the current periodical shelves, just beyond the issue desk. Please be aware that the drip tray is only shallow and does not drain.

Enjoy!

And as ever, best of luck with the exams.

Taylor Staff

Laptops in Taylor Library during exam period

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During revision and exam weeks the Taylor Library will be relaxing the rules on laptops in the silent study area. Under normal circumstances laptops and other electronic devices are not permitted beyond the spiral stairs in D block on floor 1 but between 28th November and 19th December you will be able to use them at any study space in the library. As always please be aware of the plight of other students around you.

Happy studies and good luck!

Taylor Library Staff

Unattended items in the study area

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We understand the desire to keep your study space when using the library at this time of year. However please be aware that the maximum length of time it is acceptable to leave your space with unattended personal items is 30 minutes, as per library regulation 5.5. Items left longer than this maybe taken to the staff office to await collection. There is heavy competition for study spaces at this time of year and this is the fairest way to minimize frustration for everyone. Please remember that if you do choose to leave any belongings in the library, you do so at your own risk. Any questions please ask a member of staff.

Thanks

Taylor staff.