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)
Title Abbreviations? Use this website to quickly find the full title of an abbreviated journal or law report title
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
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
Westlaw/CasesBROWSE Feature-if you know the Law Series Search Feature- Subject, Citation,Free Text
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
Cases/Citation Search• Case Analysis useful for Summary/Update• Used as an Alerter to ensure you are using ‘good’ up to date law(Coloured Icons)
Try Finding TheseFind:Theodor Meron,”The Meaning and Reach of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racist Discrimination”,79 American Journal of International Law(1985),p283Name the Parties involved in the following Case 3 KB 259 Crim LR 901What is the article title at the following Citation?What is the author’s name?
Cases/Subject Search• 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
Broad Search Use a proximity connector to narrow the searchFar too many results! So........