The Library provides access to all sorts of information resources to support your learning and research. You can search all of the library's collections through the Library Catalogue, or get more information on each type of information resource and how it might be useful to your studies below.
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The caselaw collection of the James Hardiman Library is available to all NUI Galway students and staff.
We have a print collection and an extensive online collection of cases.
The print caselaw collection is located on the podium floor of the Library and is accessible during Library opening times.
- The Guide to Caselaw and Law Reports explains how to understand a caselaw citation and also includes a summary listing of our caselaw holdings in print and electronic form (on second page).
- The Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations is a very useful resource for locating full titles of journals and reports.
Unreported judgments from the Irish High Court and Supreme Court from 1968-2005 are located in the Law Office.
The caselaw databases are available via the Library Website. A quick listing of our most frequent requests is provided below with a short online tutorial if available.
|Case Title||Available On||Online Tutorial|
|Irish Reports (IR)||Justis, Lexis Butterworths|
|Irish Law Reports Monthly (ILRM)||WestlawIE|
|Irish Unreported Cases (IESC, IEHC)||Courts Service, Justis, Lexis, IRLII||
Law Reports (England & Wales)- AC, CH, QB, Prob/Fam
|WestlawUK, Lexis Butterworths|
|European Court of Justice (ECJ)||WestlawUK, Eur-Lex, Lexis Butterworths|
|European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)|
|All England Law Reports (ALL ER)||Lexis Butterworths|
|United States Supreme Court Reports (US)||WestlawUK (International Screen), Hein-Online||Finding a US Supreme Court Case on Hein Online|
|International Court of Justice||Oxford Reports on International Law, WestlawUK (International Screen), WorldLII|
|UN Human Rights Committee Cases||WorldLII, Oxford Reports on International Law|