Legal Citation-Journals  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)
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Find This 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 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
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)• Electronic access-must log in to My UniHub
Legal Citation-Cases Party Names• Party Names-Fisher v Bell  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
Westlaw/CasesBROWSE Feature-if you know the Law SeriesSearch Feature-Subject, Citation,Free Text
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
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
Cases/Subject Searching/Phrase “ Fundamental Rights”
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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  2 QB 617 . Name the solicitors represented
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 1 WLR 634 1 WLR 643 1 WLR 463 1 WLR 6436.Is the Criminal Law review indexed(Full Text) in Westlaw? In what year does the coverage start?