This is UCLan's Law library page.
For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarian: Louise Smith
Use the Library Search to find your book's location.
To research the law it is useful to know how legal information is structured. There are different types of legal information:
Authoritative statements of law made by law-making bodies:
When researching legal subjects the secondary sources place the primary sources in context. Expert commentary will lead you to relevant legislation and case law.
Use the Inter-Library Loan/Document Supply Service for items outside of our subscriptions.
Legislation can be found in print and online:
Library Search will find printed legislation, locations in the Library.
Current Law Statutes - published throughout the year, collected in annual volumes, annotated by practitioners, experts, academics.
Halsbury's Statutes - indexed and arranged alphabetically by subject, annotated, cross referenced to useful cases & subordinate legislation.
Legislation.gov.uk lists legislation as enacted and is freely available online, without annotation or expert commentary.
Cardiff index to Legal Abbreviations for looking up standard abbreviations for law reports and legal journals
Library Search for 'Raistrick, D. (2008) Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations' to find printed version of abbreviations.
List of government legislation and official organisations.