Library seminar 1 finding the law 2012 13

  • 289 views
Uploaded on

Presentation for the first of the Legal Method library seminars for undergraduate 1st year law

Presentation for the first of the Legal Method library seminars for undergraduate 1st year law

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
289
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0

Actions

Shares
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Legal Method:Library SeminarFinding the Law Sarah Crofts,Librarian for School of Law October 2012
  • 2. aMAZEmePeople explore a labyrinth of 250,000 books, entitled aMAZEme, at The Clore Ballroom in the Royal Festival Hall in London. Visitors can navigate the maze, constructed from250,000 remaindered, second-hand and new books. 150,000 of these books have been loaned by Oxfam.Picture: Tony Kyriacou / Rex Features.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/9443642/Pictures-of-the-day-1-August-2012.html?frame=2295336#
  • 3. Legal Method Library Seminars• W/C 1st October 2012: • Finding the Law (assessment deadline: 23/10/12)• W/C 12th November 2012: • Finding cases and legislation using the Law Databases (assessment deadline: 4/12/12)• W/C 28th January 2013: • Finding Journal articles for Law (assessment deadline: 19/2/13)• W/C 25th February 2013: • Finding information for Law on the internet • (assessment deadline: 19/3/13)Each Library Assessment accounts for 2.5%, with a possible total of10% contributing to your overall grade for Legal Method Assessments and other information will be on Moodle
  • 4. By the end of the session you willbe able to:• Recognise different categories of legal information,• Search the library catalogue for books, ebooks, journals, law reports and information for specific topics,• Identify citations for cases and select the most authoritative,• Trace a case from a citation• Correctly construct a book reference.
  • 5. Portal My Learning
  • 6. Accessing Moodle from thePortal
  • 7. LIBRARY CATALOGUE
  • 8. Library Catalogue http://prism.talis.com/greenwich-ac/home Catalogues available throughout the Library or via Portal
  • 9. Library Catalogue• Books, eBooks, Law Reports, Journals are all included on the catalogue.• Books - Search by: • Author, Title, Keyword or Topic• Law Reports and Journals – Search by: • Title• Useful features: • My Library Account • Save/My Lists
  • 10. Library Catalogue Task 1: Look forthese itemsSearch for the following items using the Library Catalogue(use the link in Moodle) and answer the questions. • Finch and Fafinski, Legal Skills • Who is the publisher? • What is the shelf mark? • What other titles by Finch can you find? • Student law review • Why does this title not have a shelf mark? • Wilson, English legal system directions • What is the shelf mark? • McMillan, The smarter study skills companion • What is the title of the earlier edition?Use the Save option to save the records you find.
  • 11. Library Catalogue Task 2: Look forthese itemsSearch for the following items using the Library Catalogue(use the link in Moodle) and answer the questions. • Holland, Learning legal rules • What other books on interpretation and construction of law in Great Britain can you find? • New law journal • Which database provides the online version? • Barnett, Constitutional & administrative law • What titles by Barnett can you find? • Elliott & Quinn, English Legal System • What is the latest edition? • What is the shelf mark?Use the Save option to save the records you find.
  • 12. Library Catalogue Task 3: look forone of these topics Search the Library Catalogue for books and journals covering the following topics and answer the questions.• Jury trial • How many items did you find? • Did you expect to find more? • Can you think of any other way of finding more items which might include the topic? (still using the Library Catalogue!)• Freedom of expression • Are all of these relevant for Law? How do you decide which are?• European Convention on Human Rights • What is the most recently published title? How did you find that information? • How many are at the Greenwich campus?• “Stop and search” • Are all of these relevant for Law? How do you decide which are?
  • 13. Some suggestions• If you do not find relevant results or enough results for your topic, think of more general terms to find titles which might INCLUDE information on your topic, e.g. Fair Trials – try Criminal Justice or Criminal Law. • Then go and look at the books; the contents page and/or the index will show you whether your topic is included. • Use a dictionary to help define terms and establish a wider context (law or english language).• Try the “Find out more” options for a particular item on the Library Catalogue, e.g. “miscarriages of justice” produces just four results, but links under “Find out more: subject” lead you to other books.
  • 14. E-BOOKS
  • 15. eBooks• E-books are books available in a variety of electronic formats such as PDF and ePub and you can access them on and off campus via the Library & It tab in the University portal
  • 16. How to access our e-books• Via the University portal by navigating to the Library Databases and Electronic Information Resources page from the e-Library channel in the Library & IT tab.• Search and browse content in the e-book platforms. Just select Dawsonera, MyiLibrary, Cambridge Books or Oxford Scholarship Online from the A-Z list of e-resources.• E-books are also listed in the Library Catalogue and can be retrieved from search results by choosing Electronic Books from the Refine Your Search menu.• More information at:• http://www.gre.ac.uk/offices/ils/ls/guides/e-books
  • 17. Dawsonera – access: selectAthens login
  • 18. Dawsonera – home page: selectAdvanced Search
  • 19. Dawsonera•Untick the “Include not owned” to see only owned content.
  • 20. What’s so great about Dawsonera• Dawsonera is a multidisciplinary e-book platform of over 130,000 titles from a wide range of publishers, including many for Law.• You can access the titles we have purchased on the newly acquired resource from the eBook Catalogue.• If we don’t own the title you can search, preview (first 50 pages), and rent titles for up to 3 weeks for a small charge.• You can read online or download to a laptop, computer or Sony e-reader using Adobe Reader.• See the “Suggest for Purchase” button for recommendations for us to buy
  • 21. CREATING REFERENCES ORCITATIONS FOR BOOKS
  • 22. How to set out a book reference or citation 1Author Title Edition No Place of Publisher’s Year of Publication name publicationSmart C, Feminism (London: Routledge, 1989) and the power of law,How it looks in the bibliography:Smart C, Feminism and the power of law, (London: Routledge, 1989) See: Page 17 of the Brief Guide to Citation and Legal Writing in the Legal Method Moodle course.
  • 23. How to set out a book reference or citation 2Author Title Edition No Place of Publisher’s Year of Publication name publicationThomson Modern 3rd edn, (Oxford: Oxford 2006)M, land law, University Press, AuthorHow it looks in the bibliography:Thomson M, Modern land law, 3rd edn, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006) See: Page 17 of the Brief Guide to Citation and Legal Writing in the Legal Method Moodle course.
  • 24. How to find the publication detailsfrom the book The title page has the main information: Title, Edition, Author(s), Publisher (sometimes) date (sometimes) Turn to the other side of the title page for more details...
  • 25. How to find the publication detailsfrom the book Here you will usually find: Publisher, Place of publication, Edition.
  • 26. How to find the publication detailsfrom the Library Catalogue
  • 27. Library Catalogue: Task 4. Create areference Retrieve your saved list from the Library Catalogue. Remember – you need to be logged in.
  • 28. Library Catalogue: Task 4. Create areference• Choose one of the books which you saved• Create a reference for the book in the recommended house style (see page 17 of the Legal Writing Guide in Moodle or the reminder coming up next).• Enter the reference in your own learning log.
  • 29. How to set out a book referenceor citation - reminderHow it looks in the bibliography:Smart C, Feminism and the power of law, (London: Routledge, 1989)Thomson M, Modern land law, 3rd edn, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • 30. LAW REPORTS
  • 31. Law Reports• Major series: • The Law Reports (published by the Incorporated Council for Law Reporting – ICLR) regarded as the “official” or authoritative series. • Included within The Law Reports are: • The Appeal Cases, abbreviated as AC • Chancery Division, abbreviated as Ch • Queen’s Bench, abbreviated as QB
  • 32. The Law Reports: Appeal Cases
  • 33. The Law Reports: Chancery
  • 34. The Law Reports: Queen’sBench
  • 35. Law Reports The Weekly Law Reports (also published by the ICLR) abbreviated as WLR The All England Law Reports (published originally by Butterworths now LexisNexis). Abbreviated as All ER There are many other series.
  • 36. Citations: examples for printedreports• [1962] 1 WLR 739 • 1962 is the date of the volume in which the case appears, • 1 is the volume number • 739 is the page number • W.L.R. is the standard abbreviation for the Weekly Law Reports.• [2002] 2 AC 732• [2011] 1 All ER
  • 37. Citations: examples of NeutralCitations• [2001] EWHC Admin 130 • This style is used for either online or print cases • EWHC Admin is the standard abbreviation for the High Court (Administrative Division) for England and Wales. This judgement is number 130 for 2001. • The print version of the case is in the Weekly Law Reports: [2001] 1 WLR 1293
  • 38. Neutral citation on BAILII
  • 39. One case – several citations• [1978] AC 705• [1978] 2 WLR 679• [1978] 67 Cr App R 14• Which is the “best” or most authoritative?
  • 40. AbbreviationsFind out the full title to help you search. Use the Cardiff Index toLegal Abbreviations: http://www.legalabbrevs.cardiff.ac.uk/
  • 41. Older law reports (pre-1865)• Print • Revised Reports (in D118) • English Reports (we do not have these) • All England Reprints • Casebooks, Textbooks• Online • HeinOnline: English Reports
  • 42. Legislation
  • 43. Legislation• Print • Public General Acts • Current Law Statutes Annotated • Arranged by year • Halsbury’s Statutes • Arranged by subject • Statutory Instruments• Command Papers• Online • Lexis, Westlaw, Legislation.gov.uk, BAILII etc
  • 44. Don’t forget• Online assessment – deadline: 23/10/12,• The next library seminar will be in week commencing 12/11/12 – but please get in touch with any questions, comments you have before that.
  • 45. Westlaw and Lawtel StudentRepresentative• Westlaw and Lawtel Student Representative:• Tom McClinton• Find him in Student Support Room near Library Counter or contact him on: • mt116@gre.ac.uk • Facebook: Search for: Westlaw Rep Greenwich• He is here on: • Tuesday 10.00-11.00, • Wednesday 12.00-13.00 • Thursday 12.30-14.30
  • 46. Thank you• Law and Criminology/Criminal Justice• Senior Academic Services Librarian: Sarah Crofts • Blog: • http://blogs.gre.ac.uk/lawcrim/ • Email: • cs02@gre.ac.uk, x9078• Information & Library Service • Blog: http://uoglibrary.blogspot.com • Twitter for latest news: http://twitter.com/UoGlibraries