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City Law School Databases

These databases available to City Law School students are arranged in A to Z order and categorised either as general or specialised.
Users will usually need their IT or Library logins to connect.

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Bloomsbury Professional (Family Service)

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This service hosts the Family Court Reports, Duckworth's Matrimonial Property & Finance and Hershman and McFarlane: Children Law & Practice.

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Box of Broadcasts

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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.

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British Library EThOS

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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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Chatham House Online Archive

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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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Credo

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Massive reference tool - dictionaries, encyclopedias...

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HeinOnline

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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. Access using your IT username and password.

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-)

HeinOnline offer a good set of support materials for using their service, including a quick-start guide, a YouTube channel, a wiki, help with the Law Journal Library and the English Reports. There's a Hein App now too.

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House of Commons Papers

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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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Human Rights Studies Online

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Human Rights Studies Online is a research & learning database providing comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide.

It 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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i-law

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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.

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i-law insurance and reinsurance

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Includes Lloyds Law Reports (Insurance & Reinsurance and Professional Negligence), as well as many key practitioner texts, practice notes and the relevant legislation.

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Jordan's Company Law Online

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

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Jordan's Family Law

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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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JSTOR

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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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JustisOne

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JustisOne contains the full text of many UK judgments and UK legislation (as enacted). It also provides links to the full text content (e.g. the authoritative law reports and amended and consolidated legislation) which is available on other databases, such as Westlaw and LexisLibrary. JustisOne can help you to analyse judgments and legislation and track down related legal material.

JustisOne replaces JustCite.

Instruction to access the resource:
Select Athens link; type in City University in Find your organisation box and select City, University of London and then login using your City username and password.

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Kluwer Arbitration

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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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Lawtel

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

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Lexis Library

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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.

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Lexis PSL

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Practical guidance for lawyers; practice notes, checklists, forms, precedents, cases, Acts, calculators and links to trusted Butterworths sources.

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Max Planck Encyclopedia of PI Law

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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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Media Lawyer

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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.

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.

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Nexis UK

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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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Oxford Competition Law

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Oxford Competition Law (OCL) is an integrated service that combines world-renowned commentaries, authoritative peer-reviewed national case reports and analysis from EU member states. Includes electronic access to Bellamy and Child: European Union Law of Competition, Whish & Bailey: Competition Law, Faull & Nikpay: The EU Law of Competition and more.

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Oxford Legal Research Library

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These 4 modules provide access to a total of 90 eBooks in the following subject areas:

  • International Commercial Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Finance and Banking Law
  • Private International Law
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Oxford Reports on International Law

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

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Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law

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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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Oxford Scholarship Online

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

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Practical Law

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Practical Law gives you access to practice notes that offer how-to guidance, standard documents that provide a better starting point, current awareness emails that keep you up to date, plus more.

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Times Digital Archive

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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.

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Westlaw

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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...

 

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