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Your Legal Databases

    HeinOnline logo William S. Hein & Co. provide the largest collection of image (.pdf) based collection of law and law-related materials, including their Law Journal Library containing over 1,2000 law journals. HeinOnline also provides access to the English Reports, the reprinted collection of the Nominate Reports, dating from 1220-1867.

Lawtel UK provides over 40,000 case reports in a 25 year archive.  Publishes 100's of unreported decisions exclusively the day after judgement.  Use Lawtel to find full text case information on very recent cases.  To access please look for Aston University in the drop down menu and then log in with your University username and password.


Key online legal research database for UK caselaw, legislation, commentary & some journal articles materials.The only place to find sources such as Halsbury's Laws of England, ICLR Law Reports, Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, All England Law Reports, Atkin's Court Forms and more.

Westlaw UK gives you access to  case law, legislation, news, legal journals, commentary, current awareness alerts and EU legal materials. Westlaw UK is the only service that consolidates all primary and secondary legislation for the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We also display different jurisdictional versions of UK law separately so that you can clearly see what applies where
Practical Law is an online legal know-how service which provides practice area overviews, practice notes, standard documents and current awareness services for lawyers. 

If you would like to find out more about the databases and how to use them, please view the Legal Databases tab for help guides and screen tutorials

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Your Information Specialist

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Nicola Dennis
Aston University Library
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+44 (0)121 204 4497
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Sarah Akhtaruzzaman
Aston University Library
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Aston Research Explorer

Aston Research Explorer is Aston's own institutional repository - you can find a range of research output from this university, including journal articles, reports and theses.

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