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Law and Criminology: Articles & key databases

Key Databases

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

For information on using electronic resources for law reports, see the 'Law Reports' tab in this guide.

Off-Campus access

Our extensive collections of electronic journals, databases and e-books are available to you 24/7 on and off-campus.

Before you start any searching off-campus:

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For further information on accessing e-resources off-campus see FAQ 163.

Key Journals


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Journals provide important sources of academic information.  You can search for ​journal articles using the ​Articles search ​in Primo.

Westlaw training

Liam Bird is the representative for Westlaw UK at Aberystwyth University this year. Liam’s primary job is to help you get the most out of the library's subscription to Westlaw UK. For details on Westlaw training sessions, contact Liam on 

What can I learn at a Westlaw session?

Westlaw this year has taken a new approach, sessions will be run weekly on an array of different issues. If you have any particular issues with using Westlaw or want to arrange to have a certification test run then simply get in contact with Liam and he can set it up for you.

But then there’s more! Westlaw will be running several events throughout the year including a Mooting competition. By coming to these sessions you can learn and practice as to how Westlaw can aide you in your every need. So pop along today and see how Westlaw can help you!