Databases: architecture and planning - standards and legislation

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BSOL (British Standards Online) *

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Access restrictions

  • Database is included in the main library search
  • Students and staff at UK and international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database 

Description

British Standards Online (BSOL) is the British Standards Institute's flagship database of standards. Used by professionals around the world, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of British, and adopted European and international, standards.

Publisher

BSI

 

 

COMPASS Online

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Access restrictions

  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

COMPASS Online is a fully searchable and indexed database of over 181,000 planning appeals decisions. Appeal coverage is comprehensive from 1985 to present. The search function allows you to find appeals using specific keywords, issue codes and geographical selections.

Publisher

Haymarket Business Media

 

 

Construction Information Service

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Access restrictions

  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Provides electronic access to an index of standards, regulatory and advisory documents for the UK construction industry.

Publisher

I.H.S.

 

 

DCP Online (Development Control Practice)

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Access restrictions

  • This database can be accessed by 5 simultaneous users only. Please log out before closing the web browser.
  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Best practice, legislation, policy statements, planning authority guidance, and appeal decisions with expert analysis of how this is applied in practice.

Free online student subscription to Planning Resource

UWE students can register online for a free subscription to Planning Resource.

Publisher

DCS Ltd.

 

 

i-Law

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Access restrictions

  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

i-law is a commercial law database offering specialist commentary and analysis as well as access to some case reports in maritime and commercial law.

Guides

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

 

 

isurv

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Access restrictions

  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Students and staff at UK and international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database

Description

Designed to specifically meet the information needs of the surveying industry, isurv is a comprehensive online service for the surveying profession. Giving practitioners a complete one-stop-shop for best practice, legal and RICS guidance, it covers the topics of building surveying , commercial property, construction, estate agency, legislation, planning, rural, sustainability, and valuation.

Publisher

RICS

 

 

LexisLibrary

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Access restrictions

  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Covers UK and international legal materials including cases, legislation, journal articles, and practitioner texts.

Note: Mac users may have problems using LexisLibrary with the Safari browser. Updating to Safari 3.1 (via 'Software Update') should fix this. Alternatively use another browser such as Mozilla Firefox.

Certification and student associate

The Lexis Online Research Certification Scheme allows users to gain a nationally recognised online certificate.

Brenda Chong is the current LexisLibrary Student Associate. Brenda can help you with any training needs or difficulties that you might experience using LexisLibrary. Email Brenda

See also: http://www.lexisnexis.co.uk/en-uk/students/default.page

Coverage

Full text coverage of legislation in force, and case law. LexisLibrary also includes the full text of Halsbury's Laws of England; Atkin's Court Forms; Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents, plus other practitioner works in full text. Practice areas include: Tax and Accountancy; Employment; Family; Personal Injury; Property. Subject areas: UK and International Cases; UK and International Legislation.

Guides

Publisher

LexisNexis

 

 

Practical Law

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Access restrictions

  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Practical Law delivers online legal know-how . It includes the following materials:

  • Practice notes - concise explanations covering core transactions and background law
  • Standard documents and drafting notes
  • Current awareness which explains the practical implications of key developments. Our subscription includes access to the modules PLC Corporate, PLC Cross Border and PLC Finance.

Note: Please note that UWE Bristol does not subscribe to all Practical Law modules

Guides

Publisher

Practical Law Company

 

 

Westlaw UK

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Access restrictions

  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Full-text access to current and historic UK, European Union and worldwide case reports and legislation. Also gives access to the Legal Journals Index, some full text law journals, and many law electronic books.

Certification

The Westlaw UK Certification Training allows users to gain a nationally recognised online certificate.

Freya Tedder is the current Westlaw Student representative at UWE Bristol. Freya can advise on certification and runs drop-in sessions for students and staff on the use of Westlaw products. She can be contacted on Freya2.Neergaard-tedder@live.uwe.ac.uk

Coverage

Subject areas: UK, EU, and International Cases; UK, EU, and International Legislation. Includes full text of various practitioner texts including: Chitty on Contracts; Clerk and Lindsell on Torts; Civil Procedure (White Book).

Guides

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

 

 

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