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Information to help you carry out legal research


The major legal encyclopedia is Halsbury's Laws of England, shelved at Law Reports and Legislation SE20.  This is a good place to start to find the law on a particular topic.

You can also find it online on LexisLibrary - use the Commentary tab to access it.

General reference works

You can also find basic legal information in Oxford Reference Online



American dictionary also available on Westlaw.  Click Services - International  materials - Thomson Reuters Westlaw (top left) - Secondary sources- Tools and resources on right -  to access it.