Ian Snowley. Director, Academic Services University of London Research Library Services. Online Library Policy. Funding for the Online Library Embedding resources in courses Access to local libraries. Carolyn Malsher Law Librarian University of London Research Library Services.
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Director, Academic Services
University of London Research Library Services
Funding for the Online Library
Embedding resources in courses
Access to local libraries
A service dedicated to students of the University of London’s External Programme and the tutors who support them. We provide online resources and professional support and guidance for External Programme students wherever and whenever they have chosen to study.
November 2000: Senate House Library, University of London, invited by External system to develop online library service
Until then library provision had been solely through paid membership of Senate House Library
The Online Library began as a project with an initial service for Laws and LSE students.
We are currently in transition from project to sustainable service and our collection and range of courses supported is growing.
LLB students with Athens accounts:
EMFSS students with Athens accounts:
The databases available via the Online Library are password-protected.
An Athens account is needed to access them. We must verify that a student is registered with the University of London to comply with licensing agreements with the commercial providers of the databases.
Students should contact us with details of their 9-digit student reference number so that we can create an account.
Please note that a student has to have paid their fees before they can get access to the library.
Recent development (since last year) as a result of feedback from institutions.
As with students, we must verify status and confirm that the applicant is supporting a University of London course.
Institutions should have an authorised signatory who can vouch for each applicant.
Application forms should be faxed/posted to us or a scanned version emailed (because we need an actual signature).
“I want to use an article from the Journal of Economic History in some study materials. Will my students be able to access it via the Online Library?”
“Yes they will. But depending when the article was published they will need to use either Cambridge Journals Online (2001 to date) or JSTOR (1941 to 2001)”
“How can I keep up-to-date with changes to legislation?”
There are a several good current awareness options with regard to British legislation.
It’s possible to set up RSS feeds from the website of the Official of Public Sector Information www.opsi.gov.uk
The Government News Network www.gnn.gov.uk is a central source for information from all Government Departments. Checking the Home Office section will update you on legislation.
Various legal journal websites have “breaking news” features which would cover legislative developments: Law Society Gazette; The Lawyer; Solicitors Journal and Legal Week are all recommended.
“…I am trying to do homework about separation of powers in public law and I don’t really understand the effect of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 on the role of the Lord Chancellor and the creation of a Supreme Court. Could you please help me?”
“There's an excellent article from the journal Public Law that will help give you the background to and impact of the Constitutional Reform Act:
Title: The Constitutional Reform Act 2005: the politics of constitutional reform
Author: Lord Windlesham
Citation: Part I: 2005 Public Law 806-823; Part II: 2006 Public Law 35-57
It's available via Westlaw. Choose Westlaw from the alphabetical list of databases on our website: http://www.external.shl.lon.ac.uk/res/databases.php
Access the database using your Athens username and password.
At the first screen choose 'UK journals' from the list of options in the left hand column.
In the UK journals search screen enter 'constitutional reform' in the 'Legislation cited' box and 'Windlesham' in the 'Author name(s)' box.
Links to both parts of the article will come up. Click on the hyper-text link to view the full text.”