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Log into the Cardiff Portal with your username and password* and click on the Library tab. Look for the Library widget containing the Library and My Account tabs. When you click on the My Account tab a list of the books you currently have on loan will appear. Put ticks in the boxes next to the books you wish to renew and click on Request Renewal.
Remember to check the Due Date column to find out when your book is now due. If the due date has not changed, then it has not been possible to renew the book. This could be because another person has reserved the book or you have fines exceeding £10. You can contact your Library to find out more information, just give us a call!
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The full text of the following journals published by Hart Publishing have recently been added to LexisLibrary:
European Competition Journal - 2005 (Vol.1) onwards
Journal of Corporate Law Studies - 2001 (Vol.1) onwards
Journal of Media Law - 2009 (Vol.1) onwards
Journal of Private International Law - 2005 (Vol.1) onwards
Judicial Review - 1996 (Vol.1) onwards
Law and Financial Markets Review - 2007 (Vol.1) onwards
Legal Ethics - 1998 (Vol.1) onwards
This new content on LexisLibrary either extends our present electronic holdings of the title or provides us with a new title in electronic format. All of these journals can be accessed from the home page of LexisLibrary by typing the title into the 'Find a source' search box, clicking on the 'Find' button, then either clicking on 'Browse' to browse the journals's contents, or by clicking on the relevant title then clicking ‘OK – Continue’ to open a search screen for the title.
The full text of the following Oxford University Press have been added to the journals collection on LexisLibrary:
The British Journal of Criminology (2000 onwards)
Human Rights Law Review (2001 onwards)
Journal of Competition Law and Economics (2005 onwards)
Chinese Journal of International Law (2005 onwards)
Journal of International Dispute Settlement (2010 onwards)
International Journal of Transitional Justice (2007 onwards)
Oxford Journal of Law and Religion (2012 onwards)
Journal of Legal Analysis (2009 onwards)
The full text of the following journals have recently been added to the journals collection on Westlaw UK:
Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (2012 onwards)
Cambridge Student Law Review (2005-2011)
Encyclopedia of Planning Law and Practice Monthly Bulletin (2010 onwards)
Encyclopedia of Local Government Law Bulletin (2012 onwards)
International Journal of Law and Management (2008 onwards)
A new online legal encyclopedia has been added to Westlaw UK .
Written by experts, including practitioners and academics, Westlaw UK’s Insight is described as an “ever-evolving and growing online legal encyclopaedia that aims to provide a comprehensive statement of the law in the United Kingdom. Covering England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland…by providing succinct up-to-date, and expert guidance on the law” with direct links to any related content on Westlaw UK. Insight launched with key topics and will expand over the course of 2013.
The Insight page can be accessed by clicking on the Insight tab on the top left of any Westlaw UK page.
As well as Search and Browse functionality this page allows you to view your watched topics, keep up to date with the latest updates to Insight Articles and the Westlaw UK twitter feed.
Further information on Insight including help with using the online encyclopedia can be accessed by clicking on the Help and Coverage link on the Insight search and browse page. A short video introducing Insight is also available.
If you have any feedback on topics you'd like to see covered or are interested in becoming part of the contributor team please contact us at email@example.com
LibrarySearch provides a single starting point for searching and accessing the University’s range of information resources; these include the existing Voyager Library catalogue, the institutional repository ORCA and journal articles.
This new search interface is easy to use and offers a wide selection of limits to refine your search results. It searches the tables of contents within books; for some subjects this has more than doubled the number of items found compared to a search in Voyager.
LibrarySearch also includes ArticleSearch, a Google Scholar type search function. The default QuickSearch enables you to quickly find those journal articles on your subject which are immediately available online via the library. You can also select a subject from the drop down menu next to the search box to search for journal articles and other publications using the major databases for your subject.
From Monday 13 August, all library catalogue terminals in our libraries will display LibrarySearch instead of Voyager. Please ask your library staff for assistance, or access the FAQs and help pages.
The full text of the following journals published by Cambridge University press have recently been added to LexisLibrary:
Asian Journal of International Law – 2011 (Vol.1) onwards
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics – 1998 (Vol.7) onwards
Ecclesiastical Law Journal – 2007 (Vol.9) onwards
European Business Organization Law Review – 2000 (Vol.1) onwards
European Constitutional Law Review – 2005 (Vol.1) onwards
Hague Journal on the Rule of Law – 2009 (Vol.1) onwards
Health Economics, Policy and Law – 2006 (Vol.1) onwards
International Journal of Cultural Property – 2005 (Vol.12) onwards
International Journal of Law in Context – 2005 (Vol.1) onwards
International Review of the Red Cross – 2006 (Vol.88) onwards
Journal of African Law – 2005 (Vol.49) onwards
Law and History Review – 2005 (Vol.23) onwards
Legal Theory – 2005 (Vol.11) onwards
Legal Information Management – 2001 (Vol.1) onwards
Leiden Journal of International Law – 2008 (Vol.21) onwards
World Trade Review – 2002 (Vol.1) onwards
All of these journals can be accessed from the home page of LexisLibrary by clicking on ‘Journals’ tab, at the top of the page, followed by ‘Journals’ link, on the left of the screen to access the Journals search screen. From the Journals search screen you can then either search the contents of all the UK journals on LexisLibrary, or by clicking on ‘Browse’ on the left of the screen you can browse or search the individual journals.
Further information on the journals listed above can be found by clicking on the relevant ‘Source Description’ buttons on LexisLibrary which are found to the left of the journal titles on the Journals Browse screen.
Several new features have now been added to the 'Library' section of the Cardiff University mobile app.
- Catalogue search – Quick search and Advanced search
- My account – View current holdings, renew books & see reservations
- Printer balance – the current balance from the MyPrint service
- Ask a Librarian live – Instant messaging service to connect with a member of library staff in one of the University's 15 libraries to receive quick advice on any library related queries
- Tutorial videos
- Library locations
- Library contacts
Guidance on how to export journal references from Westlaw UK to EndNote and EndNote Web is available from the Endnote on Westlaw UK guide.
Currently it is only possible to export journal references to EndNote and EndNote Web from Westlaw UK.
Westlaw have launched two new features for Westlaw UK users.
My Westlaw UK will allow users to set up an individual profile that allows you to access and receive:
• Alerts – from over 100 pre-selected subject areas (remember that LexisLibrary - http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/resources/guides/database/law020.pdf - also provide alerts and scheduled searches)
• RSS Feeds – daily RSS feeds on the subject areas you are interested in.
• Research Trails – enables you to retrace your steps taken in previous research sessions.
At the same time, users who create a My Westlaw UK profile will also be able to access Westlaw’s “My Folders” which enables you to store and organise all your legal research on Westlaw UK. Therefore, with My Folders you can store case reports, legislation, journal articles, pages of books, etc in folders with the material remaining up-to-date even after being saved.
In order to use My Westlaw UK and My Folders you will first need to create a Westlaw UK profile. When you access Westlaw UK using the off-campus link you should see a “Log in to My Westlaw UK Profile” pop up box . To create a profile click on ‘Create Profile’ at the bottom of the box and follow the steps. There is more guidance on how to create a My Westlaw UK profile (with pictures) on the second page of the factsheet for My Westlaw UK - http://info.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/ukassets/images/45/Academic%20Alerter/05401358_A4_My_Westlaw_UK.pdf
If you do not want to create a profile or you are in a hurry and just want to access the database then you can choose the ‘Skip’ option. If you never want to see the pop up box again you can tick the box that says ‘Don’t show me this page again’.
Please note that in the future when you log in to My Westlaw UK as well as being asked for your Email and My Westlaw UK Password you will also be asked for a Client ID. You must enter something in the client ID field, however, it can be anything, for example, Cardiff.
Pages 13 and 15 of the Westlaw UK User Guide include further information on how to create a My Westlaw UK profile and set up alerts and RSS feeds on Westlaw UK - http://info.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/ukassets/images/45/Academic%20Alerter/wlaw_student_uguide_w_sep11_v1.pdf
Further information on the My folders functionality, including how to set up folders and store material can be found in the My Folders factsheet - http://info.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/ukassets/images/45/Academic%20Alerter/05401358_My_Folders.pdf and also within Westlaw UK by clicking on ‘Help’ followed by ‘My Folders’.
The Index of Legal Terms has been added to Westlaw UK. The Index of Legal Terms contains the contents of Stroud's Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases, Jowitt's Dictionary of English Law and Osborn's Concise Law Dictionary as well as the statutory definitions that form part of Westlaw UK Legislation documents.
All content is interlinked and cross-referenced. Furthermore, any cumulative updates to Stroud or Jowitt are incorporated into the full text of the content online and reflected in the revision date for that source.
Although the full contents of Stroud's Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases, Jowitt's Dictionary of English Law and Osborn's Concise Law Dictionary are included in the Index of Legal Terms, these titles cannot be searched individually.
To start your search click on "Begin your search" found in the Index of Legal Terms box located to the right of the search box on the Westlaw UK home page.
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