Reference and News

Electronic Reference Services

There are several electronic reference services useful for Law. You can see the whole range on the Reference resources web page, this gives access to online Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, UK telephone directory services and Maps.

Printed legal dictionaries

Hard copy legal dictionaries are shelved in the Law Collection - Area 14 at 340.03.


The following newspapers are available to read in the library:

  • Financial Times
  • Guardian
  • Independent
  • Times
  • Times Educational Supplement (TES)
  • Times Higher Educational Supplement (THES)
  • Weekend Financial Times
  • Kent Messenger
  • Medway News

Electronic newspaper services

Nexis is an excellent source for online full text UK newspapers as well as other news sources worldwide.

UK coverage includes the following:

Times July 1985
Telegraph November 2000
Guardian 1984
Observer 1992
Independent September 1998
Mail 1992
Express October 1999
Mirror June 1995
Sun 2000

UK Press Online

UK Press Online is a gateway to over a million pages of the 20th Century's biggest-selling newspapers, from 1900 to today, searchable by name, word or phrase.

UK coverage includes the following:

Daily Express 2000 - current
Daily Mirror 1904 - current
Daily Star 2000 - current
Daily Star Sunday 2002 - current
Sunday Express 2000 - current

The full range of newspaper services can be found on the Newspapers and news sources provided by the University of Kent, Templeman Library. This gives information on provincial, national and international newspapers many of which are available online.

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