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Law - Books: Finding and using print and electronic books

Quick online guidance on print and electronic law books

You have access to a wide range of different types of law books at the university.  Books are made available in ebook format wherever possible as this gives the best access to materials, allowing 24/7 access to books from any location. 

You will be directed to key titles via your module reading lists.

Use the guidance below to explore the full range of materials available to you.



View the full Law Subject Guide for guidance on other legal materials

Use Library Search to find books

Library Search

Online Books

The University has access to thousands of online books from legal publishers such as Oxford Scholarship Online, Hart, Cambridge and Bloomsbury - to name just a few! All the individual titles are searchable via Library Search with a link to the full text.

Take a look at the Law collection on Oxford Scholarship Online for a flavour of the wide variety of academic legal titles you have access to.

However, you should also use the Legal Databases to access other books, particularly non textbook material such as specialised practitioner works and reference works. These materials will not always appear via Library Search so be prepared to use Library Search and the A-Z Databases List as complementary search tools.  You can find out more about the complementary aspects of these services via Library Search LibGuide

Use the Law Databases in the Databases A-Z List to select a specific resource for comprehensive searching. A short online demo is available to guide you in accessing databases from the A-Z list.  The following databases have extensive online book content for legal research.

Westlaw has online versions of the White Book (Civil procedure) and Archbold : Criminal pleading, evidence and practice; also multiple looseleaf encyclopedias  such as Current sentencing practice, Palmer’s Company law and Woodfall: Landlord and tenant; and the full collection of volumes from Sweet and Maxwell’s Common Law Library including Chitty on Contracts and Clerk and Lindsell on Torts.

An online tutorial from Westlaw will guider you through using secondary sources such as books

Examples include; Halsbury's Laws of England, Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law, Hill and Redman's Law of Landlord and Tenant, plus many more.

Titles include: International Commercial Mediation, Law of Insurance Contracts, Bills of Lading, plus many more

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