New Databases for Law

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After careful review and consultation, I am pleased to announce that we have been able to subscribe to three new databases to support learning, teaching and research in Law. These are as follows:



This is a practitioners’ resource for everyone with an interest in sports law. It contains case law reports, topical articles, news, and features including blogs, podcasts and videos. It covers 24 types of sports from action sports to volleyball. It also advertises events, and includes careers advice and a job board.

Practitioners’ Books in Westlaw


We now have access to 287 highly valuable works of legal practice, making these titles available online, with on and off campus access for the first time. These cover 28 areas of law including crime, EU/international law, human rights, intellectual property, and wills, trusts and probate.

Practical Law

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Working alongside WestlawUK will now be Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law. This database covers 29 areas of legal practice and is an important new resource for our PgDip Legal Practice Course and LLB (Hons) Legal Practice students. Of particular current interest will be the section on ‘Brexit: the legal implications’. Resources include practice notes, standard documents and drafting notes, checklists, current awareness legal updates and global guides.

For Law Schools, there is a resource centre that includes employability resources on skills, working in law and commercial awareness as well as blogs and information targeted to the LPC course.

For help with legal research and using the above resources please contact:

Sue House, Faculty Librarian for Humanities, Social Sciences and Law