Category Archives: Legal research

Decipher citation abbreviations and find articles or cases with BodLaw tools

The Bodleian Law Library provides a number of database tools to help you find articles and cases from reading list citations. The basic process is to Determine the name of the journal or law report from the standard abbreviation used in the citation. You will almost certainly be able to tell from the citation whether… Read More »

It’s only make believe

This somewhat melancholy and mournful tune by Conway Twitty, was the 1958 Christmas number one.  Conway Twitty, (having changed his name and chosen two seemingly random towns as names), was an American singer and this was his first big hit.  The song was actually written whilst Conway was in Ontario, apparently he had become convinced that this is… Read More »

Hello, Goodbye

  Who can forget the 1967 classic ‘Hello, Goodbye’ by the Beatles? Perhaps not the most diverse set of lyrics of any Christmas number 1, indeed here is a short sample; “You say goodbye and I say hello Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello Hello hello I don’t know… Read More »

‘Practical Law’ for practically everyone…

by Nicola Patrick, Research Support Librarian Dear readers, We thought we’d make you aware that we now have IP access to PLC. You can access this database in the normal way via the LawBod’s legal databases page: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/law/popular-links/databases#p For those of you who haven’t come across PLC before, I’ve created a short Q&A crib sheet… Read More »

Lexis@Library changes

Due to go live on the evening of the 15th September, Lexis@Library has enhanced its home page with a more streamlined look to its main menu.   We haven’t been able to have a look for ourselves but this is what has been promised. Spot the Difference Old Lexis@Library New Lexis@Library   Taken from Lexis@Library… Read More »

A reminder about i-law

As we start another year it is an ideal opportunity to highlight some of the less well known databases and their content.  If you are used to using Lloyd’s Law Reports online then you will need no introduction to i-law but those of you who have never used it before may be a little confused,… Read More »