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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.
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Legal Databases and Resources

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: 

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

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European and International Resources

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Brexit - Sources of Interest

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.

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Legal Information Institutes


Additional Resources

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