Database news

There have been some new features added to the legal databases recently which you may find useful.

LexisNexis Butterworths

Those of you who have used the online version of Halsbury’s Laws  in the past may have noticed that there was no equivalent to the index available for the paper version. This meant searching could be a bit hit and miss as your search terms needed to match the exact terms used in Halsbury’s. However, the index has now been added to the online version. To use it login to LexisNexis Butterworths, from My Bookshelf  select the Browse option next to Halsbury’s Laws of England, select view Index  and then you can open up the Index to look for your subject.

Westlaw

Have added a new statutory definitions feature which allows you to search for legislative definitions of terms within Acts and Statutory Instruments. These can be located via Legislationbasic search.