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Research and Study Skills
Legal Research and Writing: City University
Case Law: Updating and Currrent Awareness Services
With Law it is of paramount importance that you keep up to date with the sources you use and that the law you are referring to, both legislation and cases, is 'good law'. Citators and alerting services can help with this:
Current Law Case Citator (Print)
Available in the Law Library.
ICLR Case Summaries
Search using the Case Summaries search form; search since 2009 and view these free of charge.
Subsequent treatments of a case, and results ranking based on treatment (positive, neutral or negative treatment).
Lexis Library Description: Database of full text law reports, legislation and many full text journals from the UK, Europe , the United States and many jurisdictions. Also includes commentary, notes ,current awareness and Halsbury's Laws of England.
Date Range: UK case law since 1865. Journal coverage varies depending on publishers. US case law(State and Federal)-dates vary. Large collection of full text US law reviews/journals-again dates vary.
Westlaw (Case Analysis)
Allowing you to track the judicial /appellate history, and subsequent treatments of the case.
Allows you to set up email alerts for articles and conference papers, or RSS feeds for journals.