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Forensic Science: Legal Resources

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Trouble Accessing A Resource

Getting an error message when you try to access our e-resources? You may need to try a different browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE) or device, or clear your cache.

If you are unable to access one of our journal articles, e-books, or other online resources, you can contact our e-Resources Team who are able to assist. Alternative links will be available for a select number of resources when service issues occur.

Email details of the item you are trying to access along with a screenshot of any error messages to:

Legal Resources

New Westlaw Resources

Westlaw have put together a collection of short videos to introduce the new platform. 

You can view them here:


Westlaw have produced a range of guides to help with different aspects of the database:

Law e-books

Searching for Legal Journals

You can use this box to search for journal articles (not other legal materials).

If the article is in Lexis, the Discovery Service will take you to the journal archive and you can browse or search for your article.

If the article is in Westlaw, the Discovery Service will take you to the Westlaw login page, and then on to the full article or the abstract.

Discovery Service - Search here Find journal articles and more

Journal Title Search (Encore)

Use this box to search for library holdings of journals.  Type in the title of the journal eg. New Law Journal

Click on the link to the database - this will take you to the archive of that journal title.  You can then either browse through the years, volumes and issues, or search within the publication for a specific article.

This box will not search for journal articles. Use the individual databases to search for articles.

Search for Journal Titles Find our print and online journals