Environmental Law Resources
This guide provides guidance on searching for materials to support your environmental law study and research.
Further support and guidance on finding legal materials is available on the Law Subject Guide
You may also need to look at other subject guides for certain areas of research, such as Biosciences, Criminology or Environmental Studies.
Exeter Library Search
Search for textbooks, ebooks, journals, articles + more. Library Search LibGuide available for guidance.
Library Search is a good place to start when you are beginning to research a topic as you can draw on content from a variety of different sources. Herea re some broad illustrative searches
For support on developing and combining search terms for effective online searching, take a look at the search techniques guidance.
You are likely to use a range of law and non law research databases in order to source information for your environmental law studies. Key resources are highlighted here, but do explore the full A-Z Database List to discover all the resources that are available to you.
Non Law Databases
Environment is one of the Subject Topics available from the Westlaw UK home page.
From that area you can view the latest legal developments and also access relevant books, journals, law reports and legislation.
Here is an indication of the content. Login and navigate to the Environment Topic to explore it further.
About Practical Law
Practical Law is an online legal know-how service which provides practice area overviews, practice notes, standard documents and current awareness services.
It works hand in hand with Westlaw UK, allowing you to combine its expert legal know-how resources with the primary law resources from Westlaw UK.
You can search and/or browse the practice areas to find relevant resources. The screenshot below gives you an idea of the content that is available to you in the Environment practice area. A huge amount of information is available there, including audiovisual materials from practitioners in the field.
Select Environment from the Practice Areas drop down menu at the top of the Lexis Library homepage.
From there you can search or browse for relevant information such as Garner's Environmental Law
Here is an indication of the content.
About Lexis PSL
Lexis PSL provides access to practice notes, precedents, forms, drafting notes, checklists, flowcharts, client-ready materials and the latest legal developments, arranged by topic. This online legal know-how services complements the materials available via the Lexis Library service.
An Environment topic area is available. The screenshot belows shows indicative content. Login to the database to explore this area further.