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Welcome to C J Koh Law Library Library orientation for M.Sc. (Env. Management) Students Conducted by: Carol Wee Contents : Bissy 25 th Aug 2014
Introduction to C J Koh Law Library -History & collection NUS Library Portal Law databases– Lexis Singapore, LawNet, Hein Online Abbreviations & citations Finding journal articles Legal resources on web
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History The library was originally established in 1957, catering primarily to the Faculty of Law at the Bukit Timah Campus In April 1980 Law library moved to the new premises at Kent Ridge, occupying two floors of Faculty of Law building
On 1st January 2001, the Law Library was renamed the C J Koh Law Library, in appreciation of Mr Koh Choon Joo’s generous donations to the library. After extensive renovations which began in July 2000, the library celebrated its official opening by the Honourable Chief Justice Yong Pung How on 27 February 2002 Following the Government's announcement to reallocate Bukit Timah Campus to NUS on 28 May 2005, the Law Library made its historic return to its first home in August 2006
The C J Koh Law Library has a rich collection of local, foreign and international legal resources. The library’s traditional strength is in the common law. Apart from a comprehensive collection of Singapore legal materials, the library also has extensive collections of legal resources from Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The library has developed collections on comparative and international law, international trade law as well as the laws of the European Community. The library’s print collection is bolstered by subscriptions to online legal resources which are available via the NUS Libraries Portal http://libportal.nus.edu.sg/frontend/index. Major databases include LexisNexis and HeinOnline. http://libportal.nus.edu.sg/frontend/index
Lye, Lin Heng. "A Fine City in a Garden-Environmental Law and Governance in Singapore." Singapore Journal of Legal Studies (2008): 68-117
If you have a citation to a journal article, determine the availability and location of the journal in the library by searching LINC/ LINC+ For example: Tay, Simon SC. "South East Asian forest fires: haze over ASEAN and international environmental law." Review of European Community & International Environmental Law 7, no. 2 (1998): 202-208. How to find? Search by article title ‘South East Asian forest fires: haze over ASEAN and international environmental law’ in FindMore OR Search by Journal title ‘Review of European Community & International Environmental Law’ in LINC.
Singapore Laws: Singapore Statutes Online or via LawNetSingapore Statutes OnlineLawNet Cases: LawNetLawNet Malaysia Laws: Lawnet Malaysia ( Registration required to retrieve user id and password)Lawnet Malaysia CLJ Law (Registration required to retrieve user id and password)CLJ Law Lexis Singapore Cases: CLJ Law (Registration required to retrieve user id and password)CLJ Law Lexis Singapore India Laws: Manupatra, India codeManupatraIndia code Cases: ManupatraManupatra China Laws & Cases: LawinfoChina, pkulaw.cnLawinfoChinapkulaw.cn
Proxy Bookmarklet Proxy Bookmarklet Inserts the NUS library proxy stem (libproxy1.nus.edu.sg) into the URL of the article from Google Scholar. Vendor User NUS Library Proxy server I want article X Okay you are recognized, here is article X Here is article X http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/proxy_bookmarklet Use this when you land on a page asking for payment. Clicking on bookmarklet, will try to access via NUS Libraries subscription.
Examples of citations Dora Neo, “The Sale of Goods (Amendment) Act 1996: Satisfactory Quality, an Undivided Share in a Bulk and other Amendments” (1997) 9 SAcLJ 362. David Feldman, “The Nature of Legal Scholarship” (1989) 52 Mod.L.Rev. 498 Find out what journal the abbreviation stands for Search for the journal in LINC/ LINC+
What do abbreviations mean? 1.Print index Donald Raistrick, Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations, 3rd ed. (London: Bowker-Saur, 2008). Location: KB280 Rai 2008 (LW RBR; LW Reference Office; LW Reference1) 2. Online Law reference desk http://libportal.nus.edu.sg/frontend/ms/c-j-koh-law- library/research/legal-resources-on-the-web/law- reference-deskhttp://libportal.nus.edu.sg/frontend/ms/c-j-koh-law- library/research/legal-resources-on-the-web/law- reference-desk Librarian’s pick - Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations http://www.legalabbrevs.cardiff.ac.uk/