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).
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:
Lexis®Library are delighted to announce some new design enhancements.
The navigation bar takes up less space now, making more of the reading page visible. Enhancements to the navigation bar include:
the Practice Area tab becoming part of the Global Header
the Search tab and Sources tab being merged to become part of the Global Header
My Alerts and History sitting under User Profile
A new My Settings page, Contact Us and Feedback page
My settings, Contact Us, HELP, What’s new and Project ID all sitting under the User Profile dropdown.
Find updated guides and videos from LexisNexishere. Students needing help with using this resource are always welcome to come and see us at the Taylor Library!
Note: The above enhancements were based on detailed feedback. On the 19th of September LexisNexis will be launching an advertising campaign in The Lawyer, Legal Week and The Times to offer legal professionals the opportunity to share their insights and feedback. To participate, click here.
One of the most important legal databases, Lexis®Library has recently undergone a major redesign. LexisNexis, the database provider introduced changes at the end of 2015.
With the new service enhancement, Lexis®Library has a clearer display, a more sophisticated Home Page and more intuitive search facilities. The users have the option to search across ALL subscribed legal content, including Lexis®Library and LexisPSL.
The new Academic User Guide, provided by LexisNexis could help you learn more about
To find out more about the database, please read our updated library guides:
After almost three months of summer holiday, Tip of the Day is back to support students with useful advice on how to use the library’s resources. Our tips cover all areas of the library service: from how to use the MFDs, to complicated database inquiries. Keep an eye on our blog or Follow us today to stay informed! (To follow, click on the Follow pop-up at the bottom of the screen. You will be asked to enter your email address.)
Did you know that Kenneth Reid’s ‘The Law of Property in Scotland’ (Law Heavy Demand, shelf mark: 346.41104 Rei) can also be found in Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia? It’s in part I of volume 18 (Property). You can find this valuable resource on floor one of the Taylor Library, just before the series of law reports.
The Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia is also available online in the Lexis®Library database. Use Primo to find and link out to this database. Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia can easily be added to ‘My Bookshelf by clicking on ‘Edit source list’.
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You can Browse the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia by subject e.g. Property – Part I: General Law (Volume 18), or use the Search option to do a Classic Search or a search by Natural Language within the resource.
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If you have any questions about Heavy Demand items or either format of the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia please come and see us in Taylor Library.
Are you just beginning your legal research and getting lost in the rising sea of information? Or just need some inspiration?
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 heavily on them.
Please find all the mainstream legal databases and their training materials here:
We 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:
Other online resources (e-books, e-journals)
And much, much more…
We hope you will find this daily service advantageous for your study and research.