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Law Librarians - Kay Young, Em Pooley, Fiona Corcoran
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Books

Case Law

Case law from various UK courts and tribunals.
Cases from 1674-1913.
The Law Reports
The Law Reports is the most authoritative series of published reports of cases which constitute binding precedent in English Law. Appearing monthly in four subdivisions, they offer the most detailed coverage of the leading cases and appeals from the Queen’s Bench (QB), Chancery (Ch) and Family (Fam) Divisions of the High Court and Court of Appeal, references to the European Court of Justice, and Appeal Cases (AC) heard in the UK Supreme Court and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

Databases

Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text).
The Institute provides access to the most comprehensive set of British and Irish primary legal materials that are available for free and in one place on the Internet.
ICLR (The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales) publishes case law from the Superior and Appellate Courts in England and Wales. ICLR Online is the hub of legal authorities dating back to 1865. A dedicated case law platform presenting the cases that matter in a comprehensive and readable format. Dynamic links aid navigation through documents in HTML and PDF formats.
Coverage: Full text
Access to state and federal case law; codes and statutes; court documents; over 3.5 billion public records; business news, legal news, regional news etc.
User Guide
Comprehensive database of primary and secondary legal research materials, including cases, statutes, and journal articles from a number of jurisdictions. Extensiveness of coverage differs between jurisdictions. Thomson Reuters Westlaw is powered by WestSearch™™, which searches across multiple content sets by jurisdiction providing more comprehensive and more relevant search results.
User Guide
Coverage: Full text
UK Parliamentary papers in full text. Includes Command Papers, House of Commons Papers and Un-Numbered Act Papers.

Dictionaries

Encyclopedias

A comprehensive encyclopaedia where volumes are replaced or reissued periodically. Into its 5th edition for some volumes.

Journals

Statutes

Topical arrangement of legislation updated by loose-leaf and individual volumes are periodically republished.
Official publically available legislation site for all UK legislation in force.
Historical Legislation on HeinOnline and in print. Online covers the years 1215-1731 and is included with the English Reports collection on Hein.

Websites

Includes details of court structure and recent practice decisions.
Contains over 14,000 treaties to which the United Kingdom is a signatory.

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