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TitleEffective legal research
Author by John Knowles, Philip A. Thomas
Imprint London : Sweet & Maxwell, 2012
Edition 3rd ed
Descript x, 182 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


Machine generated contents note: 1.Making The Most Of A Law Library -- Introduction -- The Library Catalogue -- Books -- E-books -- Searching the library catalogue -- Finding and borrowing books -- Law Reports and Journals -- Abbreviations -- Tracing journals and law reports -- Reference Sources -- Dictionaries -- Tracing people and addresses -- 2.Using Online Sources Of Law -- Introduction -- Subscription Services -- The Lexis Library -- Westlaw UK -- Lawtel -- Justis Publishing -- Jordans Publishing -- Accessing Subscription Services -- Usernames and passwords -- Library search pages -- Database Searching -- Free Sources of Law on the Internet -- -- EUR-Lex -- BAILII -- Specialist Websites and Blogs -- When to Use Print Sources -- Combining Print and Electronic Sources -- CD-ROMS -- 3.Law Reports -- Introduction -- The History of Law Reports -- Citation of Law Reports -- Neutral citations -- How to Find the Meaning of Abbreviations -- Format of Law Reports -- Contents note continued: Recent Law Reports -- Finding recent law reports online -- Finding recent law reports in print -- The Law Reports Series -- Older Law Reports -- How to use the English Reports -- Other older law reports -- How to Find a Reported Case When You Only Know Its Name -- How to use the Westlaw UK Cases search -- How to use the Current Law Case Citators -- How to trace a case in The Digest -- Tracing a case through print indexes to law reports -- Recent Unreported Judgments -- How to find recent judgments -- How To Trace Journal Articles and Commentaries on a Case -- How to find Updates on Recent Cases -- European Human Rights Case Law -- Tracing European Convention case law -- Printed judgments and decisions -- Other sources of European human rights law -- Tribunals -- Social welfare law -- Reported decisions of other tribunals -- 4.Legislation -- Introduction -- The Structure of an Act -- Citation of statutes -- Contents note continued: Citation of the names of monarchs and their regnal years -- Modern Statutes -- Official sources of statutes as originally enacted -- Alternative sources for the official text of statutes -- BAILII United Kingdom Statutes -- Justis UK Statutes -- Law Reports: Statutes -- Current Law Statutes Annotated -- Sources of Statutes as Currently in Force -- The Lexis Library Legislation search -- Westlaw UK Legislation search -- -- Halsbury's Statutes of England -- Tracing Commencements, Amendments and Relevant Case Law -- How to use the Westlaw UK Legislation search -- How to use the Current Law Legislation Citator -- Chronological Table of Statutes -- Older Statutes -- Statutes of the Realm -- Statutes at Large -- Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum -- Local and Personal Acts -- Statutory Instruments -- Citation of statutory instruments -- Tracing statutory instruments -- Halsbury's Statutory Instruments -- Contents note continued: Checking whether a statutory instrument is in force or has been amended -- Tracing statutory instruments made under a particular Act -- Wales legislation -- 5.Journals -- Types of Journals -- Online access to journals -- Finding a Journal Article Online if You Already Have a Reference -- Finding a Journal Article in the Library -- Tracing Articles in Legal Journals -- Legal Journals Index -- Index to Legal Periodicals & Books -- Lawtel -- Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals -- Legal Resource Index -- Halsbury's Laws -- Tracing Law-Related Journal Articles -- Index to Periodical Articles Related to Law -- Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) -- British Humanities Index -- Social Sciences Index -- Psychological Abstracts (PsycINFO) -- International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) -- The Philosopher's Index -- Sociological Abstracts -- Social Sciences Citation Index -- Newspaper Articles -- Locating Journals From Other Libraries -- Contents note continued: 6.UK Official Publications -- Introduction -- Parliamentary Publications -- Command Papers -- Citation and location of Command Papers -- Papers of the House of Lords and House of Commons -- Bills -- Stages in the passage of a Bill -- Changes to the text of a Bill -- Tracing recent Bills -- Tracing older Bills -- Parliamentary debates (Hansard) -- Using online sources to trace debates on a Bill -- Non-Parliamentary Publications -- Tracing Official Publications -- Stationery Office catalogues, indexes and website -- Other sources for tracing official publications -- Tracing Law Commission reports and working papers -- Tracing press releases -- Tracing statistics -- 7.How To Find Information On A Subject -- Introduction -- Legal Encyclopedias -- Halsbury's Laws of England -- How to use Halsbury's Laws online -- How to use Halsbury's Laws in print -- Specialised encyclopedias -- Precedent books and rule books -- Tracing Cases on a Subject -- Contents note continued: How to use the Westlaw UK Subject/Keyword search -- How to use full-text databases to find case law by subject -- How to use databases of recent judgments -- How to use the Current Law Monthly Digest -- How to use the Current Law Year Books -- The Digest -- How to use The Digest to trace cases on a subject -- How to use individual indexes to series of Law Reports to trace cases on a subject -- Finding updates to recent cases by subject -- Tracing the Subsequent Judicial History of a Case -- How to Find Words and Phrases Judicially Considered -- How to Trace Statutes on a Subject -- How to use full-text databases of legislation -- Other online sources for tracing legislation by subject -- Halsbury's Statutes of England -- Other print sources for tracing legislation on a subject -- How to Trace Statutory Instruments on a Subject -- Online sources for tracing statutory instruments -- Halsbury's Statutory Instruments -- Tracing recent statutory Instruments -- Contents note continued: Finding Books on a Subject -- Legal bibliographies -- Current Law -- Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields -- Law books and Serials in Print -- Other legal bibliographies -- The British National Bibliography -- Sources for books in print -- Theses -- 8.European Union Law -- Introduction -- The Europa Website -- EUR-Lex -- The Official Journal -- Treaties -- Secondary Legislation -- Citation of legislative acts -- How to find the text of a regulation or directive -- How to trace legislation on a subject without a reference -- How to check If legislation is in force -- How to trace proposals for legislation -- How to trace whether a directive has been implemented in the United Kingdom -- Case Law -- European Court Reports -- Citation of European Court of Justice and Court of First Instance cases -- Other sources of case law -- How to find a Court of Justice Judgment or opinion if you have the reference -- Contents note continued: How to find a judgment of the Court of Justice on a subject -- How to trace further information on a case -- How to trace cases which have interpreted EU legislation -- How to trace recent judgments -- Legal Encyclopedias -- Books -- Journals -- How to find articles on EU law -- The General Report on the Activities of the European Union -- Current Information

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