Social work students should note the recent information from SCIE regarding the Social Care Online database.
From March, users of Social Care Online will be asked to Register or login to the site to access all of the following features:
- search filters in standard search to help refine your search results
- links to available resources
- advanced search to let you build complex search queries
- the saved search function
- email topic alerts.
Social Care Online will remain free to use, but by registering and logging you will be able to make the best use of the resource. Registering will also help them find out more about how you use the site and plan developments in the future. If you have already registered on the site in the past, you do not need to re-register, just login with your current details.
After a recent absence due to subscription changes, Family Law Journal and Child and Family Law Quarterly are once again available via Family Law Online database on the A-Z list on Portal or via the Law Guide
As you’ll probably already noticed, the Law guide (all guides really) have recently had a bit of a makeover. We’ll be going through all the content to correct any small errors which may have crept into the guide layout during the changeover, but if you spot any errors or dead links, please do let us know.
Some tricky cases to find on this module:
The Kempston v Butler case and McDowell v Ulster Bank are available as scans from your reading list.
Week 5 – NIHE v McCann 1978 NIJB is available on LexisLibrary under the citation search 1979 NI 39.
NIHE v Duffin  NIJB 210 is in Lexis Library under citation search 1985 NI 210.
Week 9 – In the matter of the Land Registration Act (NI) 1970 and in the matter of.. is available in LexisLibrary but not by citation search.
The remain cases will be available on LexisLibrary, Westlaw or HeinOnline but please ask for help if you’re stuck
Why not have a look at the new edition of Steve Foster’s book ‘How to write better law essays’ which has just arrived in the library. It’s packed with useful tips and examples of good (and not so good!) essay examples.
Anyone trying to find the case of V and T v United Kingdom (2000) 33 EHRR 121 which is part of your week 5 reading probably can’t locate it with the citation provided in your module handbook.
The correct citation is (2000) 30 EHRR 121, and you can find it Westlaw. The original and separate cases of V and T are available via BAILii.org as V. v. The United Kingdom (Application No. 24888/94) and T v. The United Kingdom (Application No. 24724/94.
If you’re starting out on a law course this September and want to see just how much you know about law already (or are a returning student wanting to demonstrate how much you have learned!), why not try this short OUPblog quiz?
And don’t worry if you don’t know all the answers. Be sure to come along to your law library inductions where the Law Librarians will help you find your way to the very best legal information sources available for you at Ulster. If they don’t know the answer, they will certainly know where you can go to find it!
New in! With increased automation and the rise of legal technology, where will the business of law be in 10 years? For more information and updates, keep an eye on Thomson Reuter’s Forum magazine for opinions, insights and commentary.
Once the exams are over (good luck, by the way), you might just want to chill out for the summer, but here’s an idea…
Why not think ahead to your final year dissertation and begin the research process while you have the time? With your degree classification based on final year grades, it could make a tough year a bit easier if you have some preparation already done.
Take a look at the Dissertations tab on the Law Guide. In it you’ll find tips and sources you can use to help decide on a topic, discover what has been published in your area of interest and information on the dissertation research process.
A ‘Getting Started with your Law Dissertation’ class will also be held on Monday 23rd May at 11.15am in MM221 at Magee Library.