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The following subscription databases are available for use by City Law School students. If you have trouble using a database, please contact the Law Librarian or use the helpdesk.

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This service from Jordan Publishing includes Gore-Browne on Companies.

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Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database providing in one place comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide. The collection is growing to include 75,000 pages of text and 150 hours of video that give voice to the countless victims of human rights crimes in the 20th and early 21st centuries.

The collection provides primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than 30 additional subjects.

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This part of the Oxford International Law collection gives access to 70 OUP titles from key authors in International Law - Brownlie, Higgins and Crawford. Contains Simma's Charter of the UN and Oppenheim too. Alerts available to be notified when content changes.

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Chatham House Online Archive contains the research, publications, speeches and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute founded in 1920.

Ideal for those of you interested in International Law (it contains the British Yearbook of International Law), the UN or International Security, War and Conflict.

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Get access to cases, as well as PI essentials like Kemp & Kemp.

Linex Legal is a commercial current awareness service. It presents material provided by major law firms and government institutions. In addition to its website, it provides a weekly email alerter with links to the latest articles published in subscribers' chosen practice areas. city Law School students should register using their City University email addresses to qualify for free access.

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Get access to The Times from 1785-1985 - search by keyword or by field (date, article title, author, page number etc) to get the full text of any Times article. You can also find cases by going to Advanced Search and checking the Law box.

Access Times Digital Archive

This excellent service provides online access to recordings from radio and TV - has the whole Radio 4 Law in Action series. Like BBC iPlayer but there's no expiry date for programmes.

Login and then search for City as the institution to enable your personalised login.

Access BoB

This resource brings together decisions on public international law from a range of courts; from international to domestic. As well as the decisions themselves you also get access to detailed commentary and analysis.

There are 5 modules: International Law in Domestic Courts, International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law, International Investment Claims and International Courts of General Jurisdiction.

Access ORIL

The House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) now includes over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688.

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The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL) is a comprehensive online resource containing peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law. Written and edited by a team of over 800 scholars and practitioners, published in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and updated throughout the year.

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JustCite is a legal search engine and citator service that cross-references case law, legislation and journal articles.

JustCite indexes content from all major online legal publishers and links you to content to which we subscribe.

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This service from Jordans comprises the journal Family Law, the Family Law Reports and Hershman & MacFarlane on Children.

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Developed and maintained by Kluwer in conjunction with theICCA and the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Kluwer Arbitration contains expert commentary and a large collection of primary sources, including ICC Cases and Awards. Key books include: Blackaby: Redfern & Hunter, Born: INternational Commercial Arbitration and the Yearbook of Commercial Arbitration. Journals are fab - Arbitration International and the Journal of International Arbitration.

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Huge collection of e-books from OUP. Check out the latest list of titles available.

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Massive reference tool - dictionaries, encyclopedias...

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Keep up to date with cases, legislation and regulatory material affecting the print and broadcast media. Excellent resource for media lawyers, journalists, editors and reporters.

Search news via area of law or reverse chronologically.

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Access via a specialist username/password (available on request from the Law Library). Bear in mind only one person can use it at a time.

News-tastic! Includes over 12,000 news sources, newspapers, newsletters, magazines and trade journals including over 450 International publications, with over 250 newswires updated continuously, many within minutes of publication.

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The British Library's Electronic Thesis Online Service offers a single point of access for theses produced by UK Higher Education. Some universities offer free open access to download their digital thesis, but others may require a fee from the researcher.

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JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. It offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. The journals archived in JSTOR span many disciplines.

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i-law is THE database for those interested in maritime and commercial law. At City we subscribe to the Maritime and Insurance & Reinsurance modules.

Prime resources include Lloyds Law Reports and the Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly.

This database requires an individual username and password - ask your library for this.

Need extra help? Check out the guide and videos.

Lexis is an immense database with access to cases, legislation and journal articles. Practitioner texts are also available, including Blackstones Criminal Practice, Lester & Pannick: Human Rights Law and Practice, Paget's Law of Banking, Whish: Competition Law amongst 149 others.

You can also access really monster Lexis publications - Halsbury's Laws (the legal encyclopedia) and Halsbury's Statutes amongst them.

Law report-wise you can find many key series in LNB: All England Law Reports (All ER), The Law Reports (AC, QB, Ch etc), Times Law Reports (TLR) amongst others.

Access using your IT username and password.

Need extra help? Kristina Voronenko is your LexisNexis Student Associate and can provide online research support to students and staff.

Westlaw is a huge database containing cases, legislation and journal articles. Searching for cases within Westlaw is a joy, particularly thanks to the Case Analysis function. This cool tool almost does your research for you, listing lots of extra stuff about a case; its history, where its been cited subsequently and, best of all, all the journal articles which talk about your case.

Law report series included in Westlaw include the Weekly Law Reports (WLR), The Law Reports (AC, QB, Ch etc), Fleet Street Reports (FSR), Common Market Law Reports (CMLR) and Housing Law Reports amongst others.

The journal collection is admirable; including the Conveyancer (Conv), Criminal Law Review (Crim L.R.), European Law Review (E.L.Rev), Law Quarterly Review (LQR), Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (OJLS) and Public Law (P.L.) as well as loads more...


HeinOnline is an American database which offers access to a huge number of journals. Unlike Lexis or Westlaw it generally offers full coverage of journal titles, ie. from volume 1, issue 1.

It offers a wide selection of American Journals with extensive coverage, eg. Harvard Law Review (1887-), Yale Law Journal (1891-).

Its collection of English journals is growing and key ones to remember are as follows: Cambridge Law Journal (1921-), Industrial Law Journal (1972-1997), International and Comparative Law Quarterly (1952-), Law Quarterly Review (1885-), Legal Studies (1981-)

Access using your IT username and password.

There's a Hein App now too - http://home.heinonline.org/heinonline-app/

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An external firm of Solicitors will advise on small claims, personal injury, consumer, landlord and tenant.

Just call CLS on 02070400353 or 02070400391 and an appointment will be made for you.

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Kristina Voronenko is the Lexis Student Associate for this academic year. If you would like a hand getting to grips with the basics, or would like a deeper understanding of the advanced features, get in touch. She can help on a 1-2-1 or small group basis.

Kristina.Voronenko.1@city.ac.uk

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LPC alumni Coleen Mensa has started her Legal Diarie, vlogging for LawCareersNet. You can get an insight into her journey via YouTube.
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The Library has negotiated for you to be able to access current content from the Financial Times online, as well as The Economist.

See the post on Lawbore blog: Need to boost your commercial awareness? for full access details.

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Wifi printing is now available across all sites, enabling students to print from laptop computers, iPads as long as they're connected to City's wi-fi network.

Go here to upload files or documents to be sent to their chosen printers. All networked printers are available from the menu.

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Upcoming Law Events

Join the Pupillage Advice Service for a preparation event for Pupillage Interviews. These interviews come in all shapes and sizes. We offer lectures, workshops, mock interviews and advocacy exercises, so that you can be fully prepared to perform at your best. Events will be spread across 2 days (6th and 7th).

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Join the Pupillage Advice Service for a preparation event for Pupillage Interviews. These interviews come in all shapes and sizes. We offer lectures, workshops, mock interviews and advocacy exercises, so that you can be fully prepared to perform at your best. Events will be spread across 2 days (6th and 7th).

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JUSTICE proudly invites our Student Network to an evening of conversation with Karon Monaghan QC.

A leading public law and equality practitioner, Karon has appeared in many of the leading equality decisions of the past two decades, and she literally wrote the book on equality law (Monaghan on Equality Law).

Audience members will have a chance to put questions to Karon, and there will be two drinks receptions, before and after the event, to promote networking - with our speakers, JUSTICE staff, our hosts Linklaters and other audience members.

Tickets for 'Karon Monaghan QC in Conversation' are free but reservation is essential.

Event takes place at Linklaters LLP.

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The City Law School and the Jean Monnet Chair in EU law are delighted to host a debate on The Referendum on EU Membership: pivotal issues

Speakers:

Rt Hon Lord Hannay GCMG CH, former UK Representative to EU and Ambassador to UN and USA
Sir Alan Dashwood QC, City Law School, Henderson Chambers
Sir William Cash MP, Chair of House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee
Martin Howe QC, 8 New Square

Chaired by: Panos Koutrakos, Professor of EU Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law

The event will be followed by a wine reception.

The event will be accredited for 2 hours CPD

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The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 heralded women's long awaited entry to the legal profession. What do we actually know about that journey? How much of that struggle has been recorded? Where is it recorded? The 'First Women Lawyers in England, Wales and the Empire' Symposia seek to unite academics and researchers in this area and explore the journey of those first women lawyers.

The first symposium was held in September 2015 and following its success the second symposium will be held on Thursday 30th June 2016 at St Mary's University. The symposium, entitled 'Pioneers: Those who tried and "failed" and the quasi-lawyers,' will focus on early individual struggles as well as establishing and recording the activities of the women's movement pre 1919 and its contribution to the 1919 legislation.

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Electronic resources

Many electronic law journals, reports and practitioner texts are available to City Law School students online.

Almost all of them are only available on subscription, which means you will need a suitable username and password to connect.

Contact the Law Librarian if you are having problems accessing the subscriptions.

Below we have organised all the electronic resources into alphabetically sorted pages:

E-JournalsA→Can    Cap→Cri    Eco→Eur    Eur→Ind    Int→Int    Jou→Jou    Jou→Jud    Kin→Leg    Leg→New    New→Sta    Stu→Z  
E-ReportsA→Est    Eur→Sim    Tim→Z  
E-TextsA→Gre    Hal→Z  

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