Category Archives: Legal research

‘Mediating’ your way through Christmas…

In the interest of ‘research’ for this blog post I thought I better look back and browse through some Christmas TV Specials. For this I turned to a very useful tool called ‘Box of Broadcasts’ affectionately known as ‘BoB’.  The official description of this service is as follows: Box of Broadcasts is an on demand TV… Read More »

Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion of Artificial Intelligence

The Christmas Invasion, which was David Tennant’s first full episode as the infamous two-hearted Time Lord in 2005, was the first Christmas Special in its, then, 42-year history. Now, 13 years on and four regenerations later, it has become a tradition for the TARDIS to be beamed into our living rooms every year on Christmas… Read More »

Record breakers

*If you’re the tallest, the smallest … For a child growing up in Britain in the 1970s the Christmas edition of Record Breakers was a sign that the holiday was really underway.  This children’s TV programme, presented by the multi-talented Roy Castle, met the BBC’s remit to educate and entertain by presenting the facts and… Read More »

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 »