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Subject support guide

Your subject-specific guide to using library resources.

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Your subject-specific guide to library resources.

Databases and resources

Legal research is an essential skill and involves the identification and location of legal material, including law reports and academic journal articles. We recommend you use the databases listed on this page in addition to our general databases and eJournals which are highlighted in the Journal Articles section of this guide. These are not exhaustive lists and access to some resources may require a Newcastle University Campus ID and password. If you are unsure of the correct abbreviation for legal journals or law reports, please use the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations below.

We are teaching, researching and learning in extraordinary times. Newcastle University Library has arranged for access to OUP Law Trove to directly support the modules offered on the LLB and LLM courses taught in Newcastle Law School. This will now be available through 2020/21.

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Legal Databases and Resources

You will find links to other key databases and eJournal collections covering your subject area, e.g. Scopus and ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection, through the Find Journal Articles tab.

All databases should have a help section with tips and tricks on how to get the best out of using them, so do make yourself familiar with them. You also may find the following helpful:

Using BAILII? You may want to read this blog post for insight into the open access/restrictions around the data contained within: 

Using HeinOnline? You may want to read this blog post for useful tips on working from home and using the resource effectively:

You may also find database and resource hints, tips and troubleshooting ideas within our Library Help FAQs.

New journals and databases

Other UK, European and International Resources

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Legal Information Institutes


Additional Resources

Steve Peers (ed), 'EU Law Analysis: Expert Insight into EU Law Developments' (Blog, 2019) <> accessed 7 January 2020.

House of Commons Library, 'Commons Library Podcast: Brexit' (Podcast, 2019) <> accessed 7 January 2020.

Joris Larik, 'It will be much easier without the British' (Universiteit Leiden, 06 January 2020) <> accessed 7 January 2020.

The @EUCouncil has established a Working Party on the UK to assist in all matters related to the relationship with the United Kingdom:!Wk97Tb (accessed 29 January 2020).

A Selection of Podcasts about Brexit:

BBC Brexit: A Love Story?

BBC Brexitcast

BBC World Service: Understanding Brexit

FT Brexit Unspun

The New European Brexit Podcast

Remainiacs: The Brexit Podcast