Westlaw, JustCite and LexisLibrary trainers are coming in on Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th and Thursday 14th October to offer training workshops to GDL and LPC students. Remember, even if you’ve used the databases before, please sign-up for the workshops as they will get you up-to-date with the latest developments and will help you formulate searches to get the best results! There is also a certification scheme available to those who attend sessions whereby if you complete and pass an online test you receive a certificate.
Tues 5th October:
Westlaw – session starts at 11.30am and lasts for 90 mins/2 hrs.
Lawtel – session starts at 3pm and lasts for 90 mins/2 hrs.
Wed 6th October:
Lawtel – session starts at 11am and lasts for 90 mins/2 hrs.
Westlaw – session starts at 2pm and lasts for 90 mins/2 hrs.
Please note the sessions on 6th are a repeat of those held on 5th.
Thurs 7th October:
JustCite – JustCite is the only search engine that searches across all major online legal publishers and links you straight to their content.
Sessions start at 11.30am, 1.00pm and 2.00pm last for approx 1 hour.
Thurs 14th October:
LexisLibrary – sessions start at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm and last for approx 1 hour.
TO REGISTER FOR A SESSION SIGN UP AT THE LIBRARY ENQUIRY DESK OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org – PLEASE NOTE IF THERE IS NOT SUFFICIENT INTEREST, SESSIONS MAY BE CANCELLED.
If you are unable to attend the database workshops, there are other sources of help available to you, which you can use in your own time:- Library Research Guides are available for both Westlaw, JustCite and All England, EFP, Halsbury’s Laws, and UK Parliament Acts and Sis (LexisLibrary). You can download them via ELITE > My Library > Research Support > Research Guides.
Online Tutorials are also available on both Westlaw, JustCite and LexisLibrary. They are very useful guides showing how to use the databases. You can find them on the databases in the Help and Tutorials sections. ELITE > My Library > Databases > LexisLibrary, Westlaw or JustCite.
Westlaw and LexisLibrary also have Student Representatives who work on campus to support students using the databases. Andrea Hewitt is the Lexis Representative, and Patricia Elder is the Westlaw Representative. Both Andrea and Patricia will be advertising their services to students soon.