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This guide is designed to help you find quality sources and get the best results from them

Registering for Lloyd's List Online

The University Library has taken out a subscription to Lloyd’s List.  Everybody wishing to use it must individually register, which can only be done on-campus using a University computer.  To do this, go to   For first registration, go to 'login', then you should see a screen inviting you to 'click here to set up a new account'.  Once registered you can login and use the service anywhere.  If you have any questions about this resource, please contact Joy Caisley, the Law Librarian (e-mail

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Welcome to the Subject Guide for Law

Law is a challenging subject, touching on many other disciplines and covering many jurisdictions.  This is reflected in the range and complexity of information resources that are relevant to you. As law students and researchers, you need to be able to search quickly but wisely, confident that you are getting the best and most up-to-date information.  In this guide we'll direct you to the most useful tools, and show you how to make best use of them.

Don't forget that whether you're a student or a member of staff, you're very welcome to contact the subject librarian for Law for further guidance.



Key Databases

If you're looking for law reports, legislation or journal articles, these are some of the key databases you'll need. You can see the full list of databases in our Law Databases page.

A Caveat regarding Delphis and Law

A very important note for law students regarding Delphis.  Delphis is our ‘access and discovery’ system, designed to search across most of the library’s resources using one easy common interface.  It cannot be relied upon to search law content, for a number of reasons.  Its greatest value for law students will be in finding and accessing materials beyond your usual resources, so if looking, e.g. for political, medical or financial materials to support your work, try Delphis.  If looking for cases and up-to-date legislation, Delphis is NOT the place to be!  JustCite performs a similar function for what is within the major law resources, including linking to cases, so you might try that first?

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