Tip of the Day: Citing cases in footnotes

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  Did you know

… if the full name of the case is given in your text, it is not given in the footnote?

  For example:

Amongst Lord Reid’s cases where there seems to have been a late change of mind and vote include such famous cases as Rookes v Barnard47 White and Carter (Councils) Ltd v McGregor, 48 Anisminic Ltd v Foreign Compensation Commission, 49 Home Office
v Dorset Yacht Co,
 50 and Cassell v Broome. 51

  Footnote:

 (47) [1964] AC 1129.
 (48) [1961] UKHL 5.
 (49) [1969] 2 AC 147.
 (50) [1970] UKHL 2.
 (51) [1972] UKHL 3.

For more information, see pages 3-4 in OSCOLA user guide.

 Taylor Library Staff

Tip of the Day: Need to find a journal article on your reading list?

 Example:

 Neal Kumar Katyal, ‘Active Avoidance: The Modern Supreme Court  and Legal  Change’ (2015) 128 Harv. L. Rev. 2109

1) Start by finding the full name of the journal.

 To obtain the full title, go to Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations. Consult our  library guide if you need help with this resource. 

 2) Once you have the full name of the journal (Harvard Law Review in this example)  enter it in the Primo search box in the Advanced Search option and change  material type to Journals. Make sure you are in the Books+ tab. 

 Remember to log in to Primo before you start searching!

Primo Journal search

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 3) The name of the journal will usually be at the top of your results list. Click on the SFX   button and ‘Open source in a new window’.

 ‘Read this now’ lists the databases through which we have access to this title,  including years of coverage.

 ‘Get this later’ will take you to the catalogue where you can find out if we have this  title on paper.

 4) Check the year coverage in the ‘Read this now’ section and click on GO to link out to  the appropriate database. (The one including the year you are interested in.)
Harvard Law  Review articles from year 2015 are obtainable through HeinOnline and
Lexis Library.

 5) Every database is structured differently but the general rule is that once in, you need
to try and find the list of years available, or the archive or, in the case of Westlaw
and Lexis the list of years in the Browse section.

 6) Check your citation again to make sure you are in the right year, then find the volume  (or issue number if there is one) and lastly, look for the page number.

 If you are not managing to find the article this way, still inside the journal (step 6) use the  search box and enter words from the title of the article! Always check your citation  thoroughly to make sure you have found the right article.

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 Have a look at our PowToon slideshow on finding legal journal articles.
(Switch  Autoplay to ‘on’ to watch this presentation as a video.)
Warning: The Primo interface has slightly changed since this video was published.  However, the search mechanism is still the same.

 Please come and speak to us if you have any questions!

 Taylor Library Team
 lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

Tip of the Day: Renewing items through Primo

 

Would you like to renew your loans?

You can easily do that online, just follow the steps below:

1. ‘Login’ to Primo using your University computer username and password. The login option can be found on the top right corner of the Primo home page.

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2. Click on the ‘My Account‘ tab on the top right of the screen.

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3. Select ‘Loans‘ from the My Account page.

4. You will see a list of all the books, journals or other library material that are currently
on loan to you.

5.If you want to renew all your library materials, click on the ‘Renew All‘ link (right
under the ‘List of Active Loans’ tab). This will automatically select all your items, and renew them.

6. If you want to renew some of your items, select the item(s) that you wish to renew
by ticking the boxes aligned with the titles, and then click on ‘Renew Selected‘ option.

Remember!

  • Heavy Demand items cannot be renewed on Primo. You must return them physically to the library.
  • 3 day loans will be automatically renewed by the Library Service up to nine times (subject to library rules and regulations). You will be notified by email whether
    the renewal was successful or not.
  • For any other items: self-renewal can be done from Primo provided the items
    have not been requested by someone else and you do not have outstanding fines.

Taylor Library Team

 

Tip of the Day is back: Property Law in Scotland

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.

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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.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

Tip of the Day: Essential route to accessing some legal databases off campus. The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

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:

  • KluwerArbitration
  • OGEL
  • OECD iLibrary

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:

  1. go to: vdi.abdn.ac.uk, then enter your University username and password
    in the vmware Horizon page
  2. click on the PC monitor icon for Electronic Resources
  3. open the Library Resources folder, then go to Primo to search for and link
    out to the databases mentioned earlier.

For the Library guide to using OGEL, click here.

 Taylor Library Team 

 

Tip of the Day: OECD iLibrary

OECDiLIB
OECD iLibrary is the library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. It also has publications of the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).
Through the OECD iLibrary, you can get access to:
  • 9,900 e-books
  • 96,700 tables and graphs
  • 4,370 articles
  • 4,330 multilingual summaries
  • 4,490 working papers
  • and 5 billion data points across 42 databases.

The database is available via Primo. Please use the quick search box and type OECD iLibrary in the search box, and press Enter.
Finally, to select the database from the result screen, click on View Online tab.

Access to OECD

For more information, see Library Guide – Official Publications Collection.

Taylor Library Team

Print one item from your printing queue

Copying, printing and scanning is available in all libraries. Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) across the University allow you to print, scan and photocopy documents.

To send a job to the printer (MFD):

  1. open the document you wish to print and click on the FILE tab on the far left of the ribbon and
  2. choose Print to bring up the print menu.

Click Print

From the drop-down arrow, make sure to choose MFD-PULL-BW if you are printing in black and white, and MFD-PULL-COLOUR if you are printing in colour.

MFD choices

Click here to see printing charges.  The printer network allows you to send jobs from any classroom PC and retrieve them from any MFD printer on campus. You don’t have to necessarily print in the site where you sent the job from!

Retrieving the job(s) from the printer

In Taylor, there are 4 MFDs on floor 1, located opposite the Issue Desk. Once you have sent your document(s) for printing, login to the MFD by scanning your card on the reader. You can also tap the screen and enter your University username and password manually.  Tap the Pull Print icon. Your name and print credit will appear on the top left, just above the list of jobs you have sent for printing.

Print All
You can either ‘Print all’ from the top right, in which case the MFD will start printing all jobs in reverse order (the last one sent will be printed first),

Highlight and choose

 

 

or, you can highlight one at a time and choose ‘Print’.

 

 

You can use the same method to Delete or see information about individual print jobs. Just highlight and chose the desired action. Every time you print a title it disappears from your list. You can log off and come back to your printing later as jobs stay in the queue for four days.

When you are finished, go Back and Logout. Remember to top up your printing budget if you have more printing coming up! For more information on paying for printing click here.

Sending print jobs from your laptop and mobile device

  • Find information on how to configure your personal device to the printing network here. This is a one-time setting and you won’t have to repeat it every time you send jobs from your laptop!
  • Also see the guide about printing from a mobile device when working on the move. WebPrint allows you to send jobs from your phone or tablet and collect from a networked MFD/printer.

We also have a podcast on using the MFDs in Taylor. You will find it under the My Zone tab on the Library website.

Tip of the Day: OSCOLA – Bibliographies

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 A bibliography lists all the secondary sources you cited in your essay or dissertation. It should be provided at the end of your work – after the main body of text, any appendices, and tables of primary sources that you have referred to.
Works in a bibliography are arranged in alphabetical order by the surname of
the first author.
Please note that references in a bibliography should include:
  • The author’s surname followed by his or her initial(s), with no comma
    separating them, but a comma after the final initial.
  • Only initials should be used.
  • Where there are more than 3 authors, give the first author followed by
    the phrase ‘and others’.
  • Titles of unattributed works should be preceded by a double em-dash
    (— — title of work).

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Examples

Citation in a footnote:
15 Elisabeth Fisher, Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism
(Hart Publishing 2007) 15.

Citation in the bibliography:
Fisher E, Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism
(Hart Publishing 2007).

For more information, see pages 11-12 in the OSCOLA User Guide or consult the Library’s quick guide on citing legal authorities.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

New Tip of the Day Service

TipWe 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:

  • Library services
  • Legal databases
  • Other online resources (e-books, e-journals)
  • Official publications
  • Technical support
  • And much, much more…

We hope you will find this daily service advantageous for your study and research.

 

Taylor Library& EDC Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk