Purpose of this guide

Lawlinks is the library subject guide for law and is designed to help you find your way around legal resources. Use the menu at the top to get hints on researching the law, select the best subscription legal databases, find free resources on different legal topics and find out about referencing the law.

Getting Started using the Library

The best place to start searching for resources for your course is your online reading list and LibrarySearch.  However not all legal resources are covered in LibrarySearch so you will also need to search the individual database in the Electronic Law Library to find cases and legislation as well as additional commentary on the law.

Use the menu at the top of the page or the links below to find out more about:

Electronic Law Library – the library subscribes to a range of legal databases for University of Kent staff and students.  Use the Electronic Law Library to find case, legislation, commentary and much more. You can also test your legal research skills by following the links to JustisOne, LexisLibrary and Westlaw certification tests.

Cases – hints and tips on finding cases

Legislation – hints and tips on finding

Finding legal articles – how to search for articles by title and by topic

Free legal resources – find free legal websites by topic

Referencing the law – overview of OSCOLA and reference management