Thursday, 16 May 2013

New resource trial – ICLR Law Reports

The Library now have access to the Law Reports from the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (ICLR) for a year’s trial. This unique resource holds 78,000 full text reports and over 86,000 index cards and contain all case reports published by ICLR since 1865. According to the ICLR “The Law Reports are the official series cited in the High Court and Court of Appeal, and are the authority preferred by judges”. For further information see:

You can access the reports on campus by going to then click on the red button ‘Go to ICLR Online’ in the top right. Off campus access is available via VPN 

The Library is interested in your feedback on this resource. Please email Lillian Stevenson with your comments.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Sources for Courses: Drama Online

Particularly useful for students of Drama and English, Drama Online is a growing collection of plays that includes contextual information and several unique online tools that can assist you with close study.

Alongside a hefty compendium of dramatical works, the website offers expert guidance in the form of scholarly notes, contextual information, and overviews of the main concepts and issues explored. The wide range of dramatical texts on the site are provided by Bloomsbury in partnership with Methuen Drama, Faber and Faber, and Arden Shakespeare.

Some plays are also accompanied by relevant images and production stills, and each play has been made searchable to help you easily find navigate and find specific passages. Each text also includes an easily exportable citation, and is presented in a clear and accessible format that makes reading a pleasure.

The subscription also gives the use of two sophisticated online tools, providing an innovative digital environment that helps you engage with the plays more deeply.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Collaborative research event with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies & Bangor University

Purpose: A half day event for researchers from Aberystwyth University and Bangor University with an interest in law, criminology and international relations.

Venue: Aberystwyth University; E3 Centre for Legal Practice, Hugh Owen Building

Date: Wednesday afternoon 17th April.

Programme of activities
Time    Activity
12.45    Refreshments on arrival – Law Conference Room

1.15      Richard Ireland, Senior Lecture Law & Criminology and Bill Hines, Honorary Fellow and  former Law Librarian at Aberystwyth– spotlight on some lesser known library treasures and research resources held in the Library of Aberystwyth University.

2.00-3.00  Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) showcasing their services and resources for researchers, to include:
  • The development of the Eagle-I portal on IALS website to guide researchers on quality information on the internet
  • Foreign, international and comparative law sources at IALS Library: a guide to our collections, both print and electronic
  • The Electronic Law Library at IALS: an outline of the many databases on offer onsite and offsite
  • Benefits for researchers of using IALS
  • BAILII: the British and Irish Legal Information Institute
3.00-3.15   IALS registering staff and students to use their library in Russell Square, London and their electronic resources.

3.15   Tour of the Law Library and library resources at Aberystwyth University (Lillian Stevenson, Academic Services Manager/Law Librarian) for our Bangor University visitors.

PS: We have received feedback for this event.