Law 1104   Legal MethodElectronic Resources   Catherine Funnell    November 2012
This week              Electronic Format•   Cases(Law Reports)•   Journal Articles•   Databases•   Legislation
Google• If you must use Google at least use Google  Scholar or Advanced• Allows for a much more structured search• More op...
Remember-use My UniHub!!     For Logging in
Legal Citation-Journals            [2002] 61 CLJ 684              Year article was written          Journal in which artic...
Title Abbreviations?                Use this website to                quickly find the full                      title of...
Find This[2010] 37 Journal of Law and Society 387-411     What is the titleof the article?       Hint! Use the Ebsco Link
Electronic Journals• Have citation/title?-use the catalogue or  databases• Subject searching- Use databases
Databases-Quick FactsHeinonline• -Used to locate journal articles• Does not provide cases(Modern) or legislation• English ...
Legislation-Westlaw
Searching by Title-Results
Arrangement of Act                     pdf
Non-Amended Legislation  Afterreceiving  Royal Assent
Legislation-By Subject
Status of the Law     Be awareof the staus of the        law     In Force?
Databases/Cases•   Law Reports•   Hundreds of law report series•   Law library has many in print(in house use)•   Electron...
Legal Citation-Cases              Party Names• Party Names-Fisher v Bell                 [1960] 3 WLR 919           Date-Y...
Westlaw/CasesBROWSE Feature-if you know the Law SeriesSearch Feature-Subject,   Citation,Free Text
Cases-By Party Names
Case AnalysisCase Analysis  Useful for  SummaryUpdate-Alerter
Cases-By Citation
Click on the Citation  Text of the Case
Fisher v Bell
Cases and Journal Articles /Subject              Searching• Can do general searches-BROAD Results• Specific Searches-Narro...
Terms and Connectors              Boolean Logic• Most databases use terms and connectors• They help you to search more eff...
Cases/Subject Searching/Phrase        “ Fundamental Rights”
Results Use terms in contextto see how   subjectphrase hasbeen used
Journal Articles/Subject Searching
ResultsAbstract OR Full Text
Quiz QuestionsUsing Westlaw1. Regarding the Human Rights Act 1998. What does   s.6 refer to?2. Regarding the Citation (184...
Quiz Questions5. What is the Weekly Law Report citation for the case Collier v P&M Wright   Ltd? Choose the correct one fr...
Lexis/JournalsTitle Name
Limit By TopicChoose FromTopics
Lexis-Journals and Subject Searching
Results  Large number of       resultsAdd another term or   phrase to Limit       results
Limiting Results Searching the phrasecivil liberty in the sameparagraph as the word         terrorism
Fewer Results
Legislation and Commentary  Use Halsbury’s   Is It in Force?Status of legislation   Amendments
Commencement Provisions
HeinonlineLaw Journal Library                  Choose Advanced                        Search                Phrase in Quot...
HeinonlineLaw Journal Library                  Choose Advanced                        Search                Phrase in Quot...
Advanced Searching     Results
Quiz QuestionsUsing Lexis Library1. Is the New Law Journal indexed in Lexis   Library?2. Regarding the case [1998] 3 ALL E...
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  1. 1. Law 1104 Legal MethodElectronic Resources Catherine Funnell November 2012
  2. 2. This week Electronic Format• Cases(Law Reports)• Journal Articles• Databases• Legislation
  3. 3. Google• If you must use Google at least use Google Scholar or Advanced• Allows for a much more structured search• More options than basic Google
  4. 4. Remember-use My UniHub!! For Logging in
  5. 5. Legal Citation-Journals [2002] 61 CLJ 684 Year article was written Journal in which article appears Volume of the Journal Page in the journal where article appears(The article appears in the Cambridge Law Journal 2002,Volume 61 page 684)
  6. 6. Title Abbreviations? Use this website to quickly find the full title of an abbreviated journal or law report title
  7. 7. Find This[2010] 37 Journal of Law and Society 387-411 What is the titleof the article? Hint! Use the Ebsco Link
  8. 8. Electronic Journals• Have citation/title?-use the catalogue or databases• Subject searching- Use databases
  9. 9. Databases-Quick FactsHeinonline• -Used to locate journal articles• Does not provide cases(Modern) or legislation• English Reports(pre 1865 cases)Westlaw and Lexis Library• Access to legislation case law, journal articles• Also current awareness(status updates legislation and cases)• EU legislation,cases,journal articles
  10. 10. Legislation-Westlaw
  11. 11. Searching by Title-Results
  12. 12. Arrangement of Act pdf
  13. 13. Non-Amended Legislation Afterreceiving Royal Assent
  14. 14. Legislation-By Subject
  15. 15. Status of the Law Be awareof the staus of the law In Force?
  16. 16. Databases/Cases• Law Reports• Hundreds of law report series• Law library has many in print(in house use)• Electronic access-must log in to My UniHub
  17. 17. Legal Citation-Cases Party Names• Party Names-Fisher v Bell [1960] 3 WLR 919 Date-Year case was reported Law Report Series where it was reported Volume of Law Report Series Page in Law Report Volume
  18. 18. Westlaw/CasesBROWSE Feature-if you know the Law SeriesSearch Feature-Subject, Citation,Free Text
  19. 19. Cases-By Party Names
  20. 20. Case AnalysisCase Analysis Useful for SummaryUpdate-Alerter
  21. 21. Cases-By Citation
  22. 22. Click on the Citation Text of the Case
  23. 23. Fisher v Bell
  24. 24. Cases and Journal Articles /Subject Searching• Can do general searches-BROAD Results• Specific Searches-Narrow Search terms• Synonyms-Need to think of them“fundamental rights”X The fundamental aim was to discuss her rights√ Her fundamental rights had not been upheld
  25. 25. Terms and Connectors Boolean Logic• Most databases use terms and connectors• They help you to search more efficiently• Some of the most useful are :/p find in same paragraph/s find in same sentenceUse “ Quote marks” around a phrase BUT NOT Lexis!!Truncation employ*(employee, employer,employment)Spelling-organi?ation-organization,organisation
  26. 26. Cases/Subject Searching/Phrase “ Fundamental Rights”
  27. 27. Results Use terms in contextto see how subjectphrase hasbeen used
  28. 28. Journal Articles/Subject Searching
  29. 29. ResultsAbstract OR Full Text
  30. 30. Quiz QuestionsUsing Westlaw1. Regarding the Human Rights Act 1998. What does s.6 refer to?2. Regarding the Citation (1842) 2 QB 851. Give the names of the parties contesting the case3. Regarding the case of D&C Builders Ltd v Rees. Where was this case reported?4. Looking at the Citation [1966] 2 QB 617 . Name the solicitors represented
  31. 31. Quiz Questions5. What is the Weekly Law Report citation for the case Collier v P&M Wright Ltd? Choose the correct one from the following[2008 1 WLR 463[2008] 1 WLR 634[2007] 1 WLR 643[2005] 1 WLR 463[2008] 1 WLR 6436.Is the Criminal Law review indexed(Full Text) in Westlaw? In what year does the coverage start?
  32. 32. Lexis/JournalsTitle Name
  33. 33. Limit By TopicChoose FromTopics
  34. 34. Lexis-Journals and Subject Searching
  35. 35. Results Large number of resultsAdd another term or phrase to Limit results
  36. 36. Limiting Results Searching the phrasecivil liberty in the sameparagraph as the word terrorism
  37. 37. Fewer Results
  38. 38. Legislation and Commentary Use Halsbury’s Is It in Force?Status of legislation Amendments
  39. 39. Commencement Provisions
  40. 40. HeinonlineLaw Journal Library Choose Advanced Search Phrase in Quote Marks
  41. 41. HeinonlineLaw Journal Library Choose Advanced Search Phrase in Quote Marks
  42. 42. Advanced Searching Results
  43. 43. Quiz QuestionsUsing Lexis Library1. Is the New Law Journal indexed in Lexis Library?2. Regarding the case [1998] 3 ALL ER 876. Give the party names contesting the case.

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