Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Resource spotlight: Westlaw.ie

RCSI Library has subscribed to a new database - Westlaw.ie. This legal database will be of particular interest to our Healthcare Ethics and Law students but will also be of use to many other students across a range of disciplines.

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Westlaw.ie provides instant access to a large collection of case law dating back to 1971, including over 20,000 full-text case reports from Ireland's leading law reporting services. Westlaw.ie also provides access to legislation in consolidated, annotated and digested form making it easy to keep up to date with legislative changes. Another feature of the database is the ability to search, browse and download Irish court rules. Westlaw.ie allows you to read digests of cases and provides links to full-text versions.

Westlaw.ie also provides full text access to a number of journals, including the  Medico-legal journal of Ireland. The aim and scope of this journal is to inform professionals of current legal and ethical issues related to patient care and also provides an academic and scientific forum for practitioners and academics to debate medico-legal issues of importance to individuals and society as a whole.

You can access Westlaw.ie through the databases page of the RCSI Library website at http://www.rcsi.ie/databases

Colm O'Connor

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