GDL – PfP2 Tips

Need help with PFP2 ?

Why not view our Library Podcast entitled GDL Preparing for practice:

Here’s a guide on how the library can help:

Don’t forget our PfP2 page:

How do I find books on a subject?

Check the library’s online catalogue. You can search the catalogue by author, title or keyword to find books relevant to your research. Go to: ELITE > Library Services > Search Catalogue.

How do I identify journal articles on a subject?

The Legal Journals Index database on Westlaw contains abstracts from every substantive legal journal articles. Westlaw UK abstracts and indexes articles from more than 800 journals from the UK and English language European journals.
Go to: ELITE > Library Services > Databases > Westlaw then click the Journals link. From this page you can search or browse abstracts (summaries) and full-text articles. The ‘Advanced search’ option allows you to search the index by case, legislation, or keyword.
The LexisLibrary database also includes abstracts of journal articles and full-text articles. Go to: ELITE > Library Services > Databases > LexisLibrary then click the Journals tab to go to the Journals search page.

How do I get full-text journal articles?

Some journal articles are available in full-text on the Westlaw or LexisLibrary databases – if they are available, you will see hyperlinks in your search results to go to full-text.

We also hold a wide range of printed journals in the library. You can search the library’s online catalogue by journal title to check availability in Manchester’s collection – hyperlinks to many full-text journals are included in the records, so you can also see electronic availability from here as well.

If you can’t find the book or journal article you need, please speak to library staff.


Author: manchesterlawlibrary

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