The Essentials tab provides links to all of the online and subscription resources to get you started with your legal research. The other tabs provide links to plenty of other resources that will help you turn good research into great research.
Keep up-to-date with legal news via TV and Radio as well as parliamentary papers.
The best way to keep abreast of law developments in plain English. The Times produces its own law report every Thursday.
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When you look a book up on Library Search or your module resource list, the record will show you a number which tells you where you'll find that book in the library. You might have noticed that other books on the same topic can be found at the same number, or "shelfmark". If you want to browse the library shelves for helpful books for your studies, the list below gives you some ideas about where to look:
170 Ethics (Moral philosophy)
172 Political ethics
174 Economic and professional ethics
174.3 of legal profession
320 Political Science
321 Political systems
323 Civil and political rights
328 The legislative process
328.1 Parliamentary law
340 - Law
341 Law of nations
341.2422 E.U. Law
342 Constitutional and administrative law
342.73 United States constitutional law [see 973.3 for United States history - revolution and confederation, 1775-1789]
343 Military, defence, public property, public finance, tax, commerce, industrial law
344 Labour, social service, education, cultural law
344.4101/344.4201 Employment law
345 Criminal law
346 Private law
346.4102/346.4202 Contract law
346.42043 Land law
347 Procedure and courts/Legal method
347.42 English legal system
348 Laws, regulations, cases
349 Law of specific jurisdictions, areas, socioeconomic regions
You may also wish to look at 364 - Criminology. For a full list of useful Criminology shelf marks please see the Criminology Subject Guide.