Tag Archives: legal databases

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 »

Buon natale !

As a girl I was lucky enough to enjoy Christmas celebrations in Italy, on visits from Australia to spend time with my nonna and aunties. It was such a contrast to my experience of the sun and sand and heat of the Aussie Christmas!  It just seems right to celebrate Christmas with crisp, cold, wintry days, all rugged up and… Read More »

We Three Kings

We three kings of Orient are. Bearing gifts, we traverse afar. Field and fountain, moor and mountain, Following yonder star…‘ By Madeleine Lawson ‘We Three Kings of Orient Are,’ also known as ‘The Quest of the Magi,’ is a nineteenth-century carol by Reverend John Henry Hopkins Junior.  (Click here for a rendition of the song… Read More »

Legal databases and how to get at them

By Katherine Steiner Kat here – Information Resources trainee at the Law Bod. Since starting work here last September, I have had lots of chances to delve into some of the weird and wonderful resources the Bodleian Law Library and the Bodleian Libraries generally have to offer. Despite doing my undergraduate degree here in Oxford,… Read More »

What are JOIN and SWD documents?

In January 2012, the European Commission introduced two new document identifiers, JOIN and SWD. JOIN is for joint proposals, communications, reports, white papers and green papers adopted by the Commission and the High Representative. SWD is for staff and joint staff working documents (impact assessments, summaries of impact assessments, staff working papers). It replaces SEC,… Read More »

El mundo al dedillo

The Law Library used to have vlex for Spanish law, but we are now trying their global service, which offers legal material from over 90 countries, the EU, the Andean Community,  IJC and WIPO decisions. However although the UK and USA are among the bigger collections on this database, the usefulness of vlex to Oxford users will primarily be in the coverage of the Spanish  and… Read More »