Unveiling the POWER of Law Trove: Unbox this online resource

Justice delayed is justice denied.” These words by the renowned judge William E. Gladstone resonate with the essence of our legal system, where knowledge and access to resources are paramount. As budding lawyers, it is crucial to equip yourself with the tools necessary to navigate the complex realm of the law. We are excited to introduce you to an invaluable resource that will aid you in your journey towards legal excellence – Law Trove.

Accessing this treasure trove of legal wisdom is made easier with two essential PDF flyers, which we’re recommending to guide you through the ins and outs of this online platform.

Flyer #1: Law Trove FDOC
Before you can access the wealth of knowledge Law Trove offers, you need to know how to get started. Our first PDF flyer provides a step-by-step guide on how to find the platform and sign in, ensuring that you have seamless access to the invaluable resources within.

Flyer #2: Law Trove pdf and video guides
Our second PDF flyer is your treasure map to the most useful explanatory materials found on the site.

To access the two essential PDF flyers that will kickstart your journey with Law Trove, simply click on this link: Law Trove PDF Flyers. These flyers will be your companions in understanding the platform and leveraging its vast resources to your advantage.

Summon upgrade 29 to 30 May

Summon will be undertaking some updates that will result in system downtime for up to 24 hours from 09:00 Saturday 29 May to 09:00 Sunday 30 May.

This means that Summon will be available for searching, but some of the links may be unavailable.

If you have been planning to use Summon for research the weekend of the 29- 30 May, we would recommend downloading any articles or chapters you will need from Summon before the outage, so that your studies are not impacted.



Access to Law Trove

During this period of lockdown, the University has been granted access to Law Trove.

It enables you to search and interrogate the wealth of Oxford’s textbook law list.

To login, use the ‘Sign in via your Institution‘ option on the left hand side.

Example of titles available:

Tort Law Directions (6th ed.)  by Vera Bermingham and Carol Brennan

Ashworth’s Principles of Criminal Law (9th ed.)  by Jeremy Horder

The online access is available until 31 May 2020.


Sage and Statista

There are 2 new online resources starting this month.

Sage Business Cases

  • Providing over 2,500 business case studies covering a wide range of topics and industries, as well as leading global brands and companies.



  • Providing quantitative data and statistics on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources.


Problems accessing SAGE Journals

We’re currently having intermittent problems relating to proxy authentication with SAGE Journals. If you are trying to download an article and encounter the following error message

Failed to load PDF document’ or
The file is damaged and could not be repaired’,

use the following steps to workaround the access.


  1. Click on this link to SAGE Journals
  2. Click on the Off-campus link to Sage Journals
  3. Next click ‘Institution’ then ‘Shibboleth’ in the top right corner
  4. Then select ‘United Kingdom – UK Federation’ and then ‘University of Reading’ from the list. You should then be prompted to login with your University username and password.