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Locating a UK case

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Searching for cases using the three databases: LawNet, Lexis and Westlaw.

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Locating a UK case

  1. 1. LOCATING A UK CASE ELIZABETH NAUMCZYK – HEAD, LAW LIBRARY CHAIYEE XIN – LAW LIBRARIAN © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  2. 2. LOCATETHE FOLLOWING CASE: Le Livre v Gould [1893] 1 QB 491 © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  3. 3. USING LAWNET © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  4. 4. © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  5. 5. © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  6. 6. © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED JustCite can be used to find out where the case can be located. Enter the citation in the search bar which can be found under the premium tab in LawNet.
  7. 7. © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  8. 8. © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ATTENTION!! The full text links are referring to third party destinations which are subscription-based, so these links will NOT take you straight to the text of the document. HOW TO GET THE FULL TEXT? 1) Go to the database, run a search and download the text (E.g. LawNet) OR 2) Log in to the database first. Once you have logged in to the service successfully, click the link from JustCite and you will be taken straight to the text of the document (E.g. Westlaw)
  9. 9. To search for the case using basic search, enter the citation in the search bar and check just the English Cases © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  10. 10. © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  11. 11. A Court Admissible version of the document is available as a PDF which can be downloaded and printed out. © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  12. 12. USING WESTLAW © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  13. 13. © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  14. 14. © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  15. 15. © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Case Analysis provides case information including noting up, case digest information, publications which make reference to it, etc. You can access the full text here
  16. 16. © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED A Court Admissible version of the document is available as a PDF which can be downloaded and printed out.
  17. 17. USING LEXIS © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  18. 18. FIND THE FOLLOWING CASE: Alcock v Chief Constable of the SouthYorkshire Police [1991] 4 ALL ERR 907 © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  19. 19. © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Find the full name of ALL ER using the Cardiff Index
  20. 20. © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED There are two Lexis databases available on the Law Research Navigator: LexisNexis Australia (for Australian materials) and Lexis Singapore (for international materials). For UK cases, use Lexis Singapore.
  21. 21. © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED There are two ways to find the case: Either Search or Browse. For this exercise, click on Browse.
  22. 22. © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED You can search for cases by year, volume number and then page number.
  23. 23. © COPYRIGHT 2016 SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY, SMU LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED A Court Admissible version of the document is available as a PDF which can be downloaded and printed out.

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