Want to get a head start on your 3rd year dissertation?

Do you want to find out where you can get iworrieddeas for topics, see other theses and dissertations or how to begin researching?

Want to avoid panicking in October?

There will be a library session on “Getting Started with your Dissertation” in MM221 in the Library on Wednesday 29th April at 12.15pm.

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Looking for articles on landlord and tenant law in relation to Northern Ireland?

Search Westlaw Journals for ‘tenant’ and add ‘Northern Ireland’ to the subject / keyword field. Sort your results by relevance and use the filters on the left hand side to limit to Land, and then Landlord and tenant topic.

Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly  results are full-text in HeinOnline (up to 2011) and up to date in hardcopy on the Journal shelves in the Library (check the library catalogue for the shelf number).

Any references in Westlaw to Northern Ireland Conveyancing and Land Law Journal is actually to a journal called Folio and it’s also on the journal shelves in the Library.

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Some tricky cases to find on this module:

The Kempston v Butler case and McDowell v Ulster Bank  (week 1/2) are available as offprints from the Issue Desk.

Week 6/7 – In the matter of the Land Registration Act (NI) 1970 and in the matter of..  is available in LexisLibrary but not by citation search.

Weeks 10 & 11 – NIHE v McCann 1978 NIJB is available on LexisLibrary under the citation search 1979 NI 39. NIHE v Duffin [1985] NIJB 210 is in Lexis Library under citation search 1985 NI 210.

The remain cases will be available on LexisLibrary, Westlaw or HeinOnline but please ask for help if you’re stuck

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Having problems finding Wylie Irish land Law on Lexis?

Log in to Lexis Library and click on the Commentary section at the top of the page. Then choose the Browse option and scroll down through the full list of sources and find Irish Land Law. You can now use the search option to search through the whole text (or a section of the text). Alternatively, click on the various + icons to open each section bit by bit and read it like the print book. (The print version is also available on Short Loan).

WARNING:  Unlike the previous 3rd edition, the 4th edition does not explicitly cover Northern Ireland law, so please use  with care.  Print copies of the Wylie Irish land Law 3rd edition are available in both Jordanstown and Magee libraries.

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Having trouble finding Deasy’s Act?

The full title of Deasy’s Act is the Landlord and Tenant Law Amendment (Ireland) Act 1860.  Because Deasy’s Act has been repealed in England and Wales you won’t find the Act in either LexisLibrary or Westlaw.

Instead use Justis (another library database), as it provides access to legislation as originally enacted.

Search tip! Search for Landlord and Tenant law in the Legislation search box and  add 1860 into the date box but DON’T click on the Repealed button.

You’ll be able to get hold of the pdf of the complete act or the whole act, section by section.

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Planned refurbishment works at Magee Library will commence on 17/1/15 with completion by 20/2/15.  Specifically, internal glazing across the 1st and 2nd floor at the entrance is being replaced. 

 As a result of the works, the front entrance and disabled parking bays to this block will be closed to all staff, students and the public through-out this period.  Access in and out of the library will be via the rear entrance and directional signage will be erected on site to indicate this temporary arrangement. 

Library resources and study spaces will continue to be available.  However, there will be no access to the electronic classroom during the refurbishment works.

 

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For revised details of the extended opening hours after Christmas, see: http://library.ulster.ac.uk/info/hour.php#tab3

 

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BIALL – The British and Irish Association of Law Librarians   has a really interesting piece in their most recent blog

It’s by Daniel Hoadley from the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (publishers of The Law Reports) and it’s a useful reminder that while the various databases are crucial tools in legal research, we cannot rely 100% on them –  especially in relation to case law and whether cases are still “good law”.

Take a look:

http://biall.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/good-law.html

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This week is e-books week at Ulster Library ebook2

We’ll be promoting our e-book collection (currently 700,000 items and growing!) to students and staff over the next seven days.

Keep an eye open for our daily Twitter posts.

There’ll be information, tips and examples of the range of e-books for each of our faculties, highlighting the benefits of having 24/7 access to a world of information – on and off campus.

Staff are there to help with e-books at all times we are open. Just ask!

follow_us_twitter2 ulster Not yet following us? Why not join the conversation?

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At the moment, we get Valentine in a CD format which can’t leave the library and isn’t available online. The format is being discontinued.

We have the opportunity to try out the Valentine All Law package online via the Commentary Sources of Lexis Library. The trial will run from today of the above until December 19.

Valentine’s All the Law of Northern Ireland covers the whole spectrum of Northern Irish law.

“It is a collection of the complete text, up-to-date and as applying to Northern Ireland, of Acts, Orders, Rules and regulations relating to law, procedure and evidence, and a note of all Northern Ireland case law, relevant Irish case law. Most English case law is deliberately omitted, however, a few English cases are included if they are of fundamental importance, of particular importance in NI, or differ from NI case law.”

Access to the content:

  1. Log into the portal (wait for the drop down Athens message)and then select the library tab
  2. Go to Library Databases A to Z and select L – Lexis Library
  3. Click on Sources – V – Valentine: All laws of Northern Ireland and either browse or Search

It would be great if we could get some feedback about its usefulness, ease of use, etc. This will help determine whether or not we buy the Valentine package on Lexis. It’s likely to be more expensive than the CD version, so there are no guarantees.

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