Your Turn!• How many copies of the title Legal Method by McLeod (8th ed)does the Hendon Campus own?• What is the Classmark for English Legal System(13th ed) by Elliott&Quinn?• What is the Loan Period for Spencer’s Human Rights Law in a Nutshell(3rd ed)?
Electronic Format• Cases(law reports)• Journal articles• Databases• Current awareness
Legal Citation-Journals  61 CLJ 684Year article was writtenJournal in which the article appearsVolume of the JournalPage in the journal where article appears (We’ll do this one together !)
Title Abbreviations? Use this website tofind the full title of anabbreviated journal or law report
Electronic Journals• Have journal citation?-use the catalogue or databases• Subject searching-use databases
Legal Citation-Cases• Party Names-Fisher v Bell 3 WLR 919Date-Year the case was reportedWLR-Law Report Series where it was reported3-Volume of the Law Report SeriesPage-In the Law Report
Understanding the Details Court=Queen’s BenchCitation= 2 QB 7Party Names=Adler and George Read through to find Judgements Facts of the case
Case Analysis• Used as an Alerter to ensure you are using ‘good’ law-up to date law• Useful for Summary of the case
Your Turn!• Find Fisher v Bell(Hint-Offensive Weapons)• In which court was the case heard?• What is the Citation for the case?• Who are the parties of the case?• What was the decision/judgement of the court?
Databases-Quick FactsHeinonline• -Used to locate journal articles• -Does not provide cases(Modern)or Legislation• -English Reports(pre 1865)Westlaw and Lexis Library• -Access to legislation,case law,journal articles• -Also current awareness(status updates ;egislation and cases)• -EU case, Legislation, journal articles
Journals/Subject SearchingPlanning!!• General Searches-BROAD results• Specific Searches-NARROWER results• 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 search more efficiently• Some of the most useful are:/p find in same paragraph/s find in same sentenceUse “ Quote Marks” around a phraseTruncation employ*(employee,employer, employment)Spelling-organi?ation-organization