Health and safety

Health and safety

This subject guide will help you locate key sources of information for your subject including databases for finding journal articles, reports and conference proceedings.

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You can contact your librarian for help searching databases and finding books and journal articles for your essay, coursework or dissertation.

Find journal articles

To help you find quality and scholarly journal articles on a subject we subscribe to databases. They can search many journals at the same time and by subject.

All Databases for Health and Safety

A good starting point is Discover, our single search system which searches our books, ebooks, most journal content and selected other resources.

Technical information/Standards

Key resources
  • British Standards Online (BSOL) provides access to bibliographic, citation and full text of over 60,000 British, adopted European and International standards. The complete set of all Eurocodes is available in full text, through BSOL. 
  • Construction Information Service contains industry and technical information for the construction industry with full text documents, current regulations and related news and briefings.
  • Digimap is a collection of services that delivers maps and map data to higher education. We subscribe to Digimap Ordnance Survey collection, Historic Digimap, Geology Digimap and Environment Digimap.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Information Service (OHSIS) is a source of key occupational, health and safety documentation and information relevant to the workplace. It includes the supplements for Occupational Health and Safety Core, Environmental Health, Fire Safety and the Fire Protection Association.

Case Law

Accessing case law resources

The three main databases for case law are Westlaw, Lexis and Building Law Reports.

All Databases for Law

You can find help and explanations on the library's Law Subject Guide.

Westlaw and Lexis are good general law resources.

Building Law Reports are specialist reports published separately.

Tip: It is important you choose the report your lecturer has specified as cases can be written up in multiple law reports.

Understanding a legal citation

Legal citations

Tip: 'R. v. Somebody' indicates a criminal case

Case law abbreviations

The Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations is a free online resource which allows you to search for the abbreviation or the full title of English language legal publications.

Tip: chose 'close' match if you are putting in part of an abbreviation.

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