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Top tips from your Librarian

  • Access Construction contracts (NEC, JCT, FIDIC) on the Books & Contracts tab above.
  • Use Lexis PSL to find topic overviews, checklists and professional forms and examples.
  • Improve your Legal Writing skills.

Referencing cases in Harvard

Referencing Cases:

If you look at page 52 of Quote, Unquote you will see what information you need to reference a Case in Harvard. We do not mention Westlaw, or any other database name, as Westlaw is not the publisher. Instead we just provide the case reference. An example of a case reference is:

Carlill v. Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. [1893] 1 Q.B. 256.

You should see this information at the top of the Case in Westlaw and other databases. 

Referencing Government Publications:

Uk government publications (Acts, Statutes, Bills, Legislation) are on page 82 of Quote, Unquote

Again you do not mention the database provider, just the title, and date, and chapter number (c.) if there is one. See the example below, and look at Quote, Unquote for more examples:

Further and Higher Education Act 1991 (c. 13) London: HMSO.

 

Please note-you might be asked to use the OSCOLA referencing system rather than Harvard.  See the box below for more information about OSCOLA. Always check with your tutor to find out which one you need to use. If you are still not certain just email your librarians, Catherine and Ellie.

Finding legal materials

Slides on finding legal materials can be found by following the links below.

Researching Case Law

Finding Acts of Parliament

Legal Research Skills

You might also like to work through the online tutorial in the box below.

Library Skills

Databases

Standards

Standards are nationally or internationally recognised ways of setting specifications or tests for products or procedures. In the UK the standards body is the ​British Standards Institution​. Many UK standards are harmonised across Europe (EN) or Internationally (ISO).

British Standards can be searched using British Standards Online. British Standards online includes fulltext of all UK adopted standards, where these also have EN or ISO in the standard number this means these are identical to the European or International version of the standard. The Eurocodes are also included within this database. 

America has a variety of different standardising bodies for different industries.  The  AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) provides free access to its standards online.