Resources for Law and Criminology
The main collection of printed material e.g. books, journals, reference and quick reference for Law and Criminology is found in the Law Library on Level E of the Hugh Owen Library.
Law books Law Library (level E):
You will find 3 day loan and standard loan (2 weeks during term time) here. Key classmarks:
KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland
KJ European Law (incl. European Union Law)
KW European Documentation Centre
KX & KZ International Law (see also JX & JZ)
Law reports* are located in the middle section of shelves. Acts* are on the shelves to the right. Journals* are in the middle section of shelves. [* Also available electronically]
Criminology books (level F):
HV 6001-9960 Criminology (3 day & standard loan)
Short Loan Collection is on the ground floor on level D to the right of the entrance. Books in heavy demand are here and can be borrowed for 10 hours.
All the electronic resources for Law and Criminology can be found through Primo where you can discover individual resources or cross-search a number of them at once. Primo includes key resources such as citation databases, e-journals and e-books, selected websites, subject gateways, data and media resources, news, reference materials and library catalogues.
Visit http://primo.aber.ac.uk/ and Sign In, then click on Databases A-Z and select Law and Criminology from the Category menu to find important e-resources such as the main legal sources Westlaw UK, LexisLibrary and HeinOnline. Information about each resource is available by clicking on the Show Info button next to it which includes essential information on access on and off-campus.
Find a summary of browsing and searching in Primo here: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/infoskills/primo/
Referencing and citation for law students - YouTube videos from the University of Huddersfield:
- Citation Part 1
- Citation Part 2: Footnotes & Quotes
- Citation Part 3: Citing Statutes
- Citation Part 4: Citing Cases
- Citation Part 5: Books
- Citation Part 6: Bibliography
See our Information Skills pages for information on:
- finding printed materials in the library
- finding and evaluating electronic information
- keeping up to date in your subject of study
- effective study and bibliographic referencing
- library induction and skills training
There are also useful online tutorials for your subject covering key online information skills - try the Internet for Law tutorial
The University's collections contain a wide range of materials, including theses and past papers. You can find details of all our collections here.
The following may be of particular interest to Law and Criminology students:
- Devolution and the New Legislative Bodies in the UK (since 1997)
- Legal History
- European Documentation Centre
- Official Publications and Statistics
- Diplomatic Documents Collection
Services for academic staff
Your subject librarians can provide skills training for students and staff, resource evaluation and more. For full details see this page.
Services for distance learners
Distance learners have access to the same services as on-campus students (i.e. e-resources, print materials, help and support) but the means of access may differ. If you are a distance learner please familiarise yourself with the information here.