Friday, January 17, 2014

Law Library Updates


We have made a small number of changes to our database subscriptions for 2014.  The most significant changes are to LexisNexis AU, as we have added some additional content that was previously accessible on Lexis.com.  Some online titles have also been added to Westlaw AU and CCH.  We hope to arrange a training session by LexisNexis for staff and students in the near future.

LexisNexis AU
New content on LexisNexis AU includes:
·         Australian Law Reports
·         All England Law Reports
·         All England Law Reports Reprints
·         All England Law Reports Extensions
·         Family Law Reports (Australia)
·         Malaysian Law Journal & Reports
·         Australian Bar Review
·         CaseOverview (UK citator, a.k.a. CaseSearch, offering case digests and annotations of citing cases.  Where available, links to the full-text of All ER cases and transcripts of UK judgments from 1997.  See, for example, Hedley Byrne & Co Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd [1964] AC 465.)
·         New Zealand Case Citator (Citation data and (minimal) catchwords for New Zealand cases from 1847.  For those familiar with New Zealand law research, please note that this is not LinxPlus.  See, for example, Dunphy v Sleepyhead Manufacturing Company Ltd [2007] 3 NZLR 602.)
·         Clean Energy Law

Westlaw AU
The Australian Law Journal Reports are now available online, from volume 77 (2002) to present.

CCH
Two new commentary services have been added:
·         Australian Information and Privacy Handbook
·         Proprietary Companies Guide Online

The new titles are accessible via the Library’s website and are listed in our Case Law Research Guide, or the guides to Law Reviews and Journals and Dictionaries, Encyclopedia and Commentaries, as appropriate.



We have created a new guide to help you access law reviews and journals.  Like our Case Law Research Guide, the Law Reviews and Journals guide lists key law reviews alphabetically by abbreviation, enabling students both to identify the journal in a citation and quickly link through to the full-text, where available.  



Congratulations to the winners of the prizes donated by LexisNexis for the Law Library orientation.

From left to right below: Thor Hudson, Louise Marsden, Kiran Mahli, Dr Nick James (Deputy Dean, Law), Marietta Gunn (LexisNexis representative), Wendy Abbott (University Librarian), Ryan Starkey, Lorcan Higgins




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