Database Guides

Lexis Library

The Library subscribes to selected elements of the Lexis Library database. For example, certain law cases series, a collection of journals, the Stair Memorial Encyclopedia, some ebooks, UK newspapers and Lexis PSL.

For UK annotated legislation and additional law cases and journal articles, please use the Westlaw database.

Finding Journal Articles

This video demonstrates how to search for particular articles, searching tips, using of filters to narrow down your search results and getting access to the full texts.

Advice on what to do if the article is not in full text is also covered.

Finding UK Law Cases

This video will show you how to search by citation, party name and topic, using filters and access the advanced search tool, as well as how to access the full text (where available), print, email or download.

Finding UK Newspapers

This video demonstrates how to search for articles within UK Newspapers, searching for particular countries, subject or industry, as well as looking at particular newsapers.

Lexis PSL

Find out how to get access to and search Lexis PSL, including the very important Fidic Contracts.

Stair Memorial

This short video will demonstrate how to find, browse and search the STAIR Memorial Encyclopaedia, also known as Laws of Scotland Online.

Books and Commentary

See how you can search and browse through available electronic key legal text on Lexis Library.