Where can I access the Cambridge Law Reports user guide?
Click here to open our user guide.
This guide and a user video guide is also available on our help pages.
Who can access Cambridge Law Reports?
You must be recognised as a user from an institution with purchased access to Cambridge Law Reports in order to view full-text content. Users with institutional access will be able to view the general features and contents of the site by IP authentication. Guest users with IP access may register on the site to use the personalisation features in the My Reports area.
If you are not recognized by IP address, you may need to log in as a remote user, or through your library's proxy server, or via Athens or Shibboleth. Account administrators must log in to use their special privileges and to perform administrative functions, such as configuring their institution's IP addresses, viewing usage statistics, and managing their institution's details in our system.
If your institution would like to gain access to Cambridge Law Reports, please email email@example.com if you are in the Americas, or if you are in the United Kingdom or Rest of World, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is it possible for remote users to access the site?
Please ask your users to authenticate to your network for access in the normal way. Provided that users access Cambridge Law Reports from an IP address within your organization's configured IP ranges, they should be able to access content. Alternatively, your administrator may set up designated users to have remote access with a username and password. To do this, your administrator should log into Cambridge Law Reports with their administrator username and password, then click the 'Account Administrator' tab on the top menu bar. On this page, choose 'Remote User Access' on the side menu, then click the 'Add Remote User' button. Please then type in the remote user's information, using the email address of the user as his/her username. We recommend that you use email addresses to keep everything consistent across our systems. Finally, please click 'Save.' This will enable remote access for this user, upon login, to any purchased titles listed in your account
How do I purchase access to Cambridge Law Reports?
Cambridge Books Online is available for institutional purchase. If you are a librarian or purchasing agent at your institution and would like more information on pricing or how to purchase please contact us.
If you wish to purchase access to Cambridge Law Reports through your library consortium, you can pass their details to us and we will contact them to arrange your deal. For further details contact email@example.com for North America or firstname.lastname@example.org for UK and the rest of the world.
What are the advantages of registering with Cambridge Law Reports?
If you register, you will be able to save searches and cases relevant to you and set up alerts to notify you when new material that is of interest to you is published.
Are MARC records available for Cambridge Law Reports?
Cambridge Law Reports provides MARC records free of charge for all titles. You may download a MARC21 format file (.mrc) containing records of all titles to which your institution has purchased access. To download your MARC records, please go to the For Librarians area. MARC record reader software such as MarcEdit will be required to add these files to your library system.
If I have forgotten my username or password, how do I recover it?
From the login window, click the "Forgot your password?" link. Our system can send you an email containing your username and your password reminder (if you set a password reminder when you registered), or it can send you an email containing your username and a new temporary password.
I have not received my account activation email. What should I do?
Visit the Resend Activation Email
page, enter the email address you used when registering, and click the Resend button. The account activation email will be re-sent to you shortly. If you don't see it within an hour, check your junk/spam folders to make sure it isn't there. Once you have received the email, click the link or copy and paste the link into your browser to activate your account. You must do this within 48 hours of receiving the account activation email.
What is the role of the account administrator?
Account administrators are users responsible for the activation and management of organisational access. They are responsible for managing organisation details, managing remote users (if applicable), activating online access, and configuring IP-address-based access rights of their organisations.
Who can be the account administrator?
Any individual can be an account administrator, provided that the "I want to be the account administrator for my organisation" checkbox was selected during registration.
What are valid IP formats?
IP addresses are made up of four numeric components separated by a full stop (period). Each numeric component ranges from 0 to 255. You can express an IP range by using a hyphen (-) and you can use a wildcard within a range by using an asterisk (*)
Examples of valid IP address formats (note the numbers are used as examples only):
- 220.127.116.11 = a single IP address
- 121.18.19.* = all IP addresses beginning 121.18.19
- 18.104.22.168-255 = a range of IP addresses from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 inclusive (ie the same as the example above)
- 121.18.* = all IP addresses beginning 121.18
- 121.18.0-255. = all IP addresses in the range 121.18.0-255 (ie all addresses beginning 121.18)
- 121.18.0-255.0-255 = all IP addresses beginning 121.18
- 121.0-255.0-255.0-255 = all IP addresses beginning 121
When do usage statistics for each month become available?
Usage statistics for each month are processed at the start of the following month. For example, your COUNTER-compliant usage statistics for June will become available during the first week of July.
How do I configure IP addresses for my institution's account?
Your institutional administrator should first log into Cambridge Law Reports with their administrator username and password. Then, click the 'Account Admin' dropdown on the top menu bar, and select 'Configure IP Address'. Enter the new IP range(s) into the data entry box provided and click 'Update' if you wish to add an IP. To delete an IP from your account, check the 'Delete' box next to the IP you would like to be removed, then click 'Update' to save your changes.
Please allow the system a few moments to update before attempting to access content. Please note that if you are accessing Cambridge Law Reports through a proxy server then you will need to provide the IP address of the proxy server in order for you to access the site.
Are usage statistics available? How do I retrieve them?
Usage statistics are available, and are updated near the start of each month. To retrieve your usage statistics, log in with your account administrator username and password, then go to the Account Administrator area and click the Usage Statistics link. The top part of the screen allows you to download COUNTER reports (Book Report 2, Book Report 3 - only relevant if you have purchased titles on a limited concurrency basis, and Book Report 6). The bottom portion of the screen allows you to download Monthly Breakdown Reports, which use an earlier non-COUNTER report format based off the ICOLC standard.
I am unable to open PDFs from Cambridge Books Online. What should I do?
If you are using the Adobe Acrobat 9 (the full program, not just Adobe Reader) you may have sporadic trouble opening PDFs from our site. We are investigating a solution to this problem. In the meantime, if you have access to a computer that just has Adobe Reader, we recommend using that computer to open the files.
If you're not using Adobe Acrobat 9 but are nevertheless having trouble, it may be a temporary issue. We recommend clearing your browser's cache, then quitting and reopening your browser and trying again. If the problem persists, please contact us
: the appropriate regional support team will be able to investigate further.
I can't enlarge the text on PDFs or copy and paste text from PDFs I'm viewing. What should I do?
Different browsers and plug-ins treat PDFs differently. If you're in Safari version 5.1.5 on a Mac (possibly other versions too) you may find that PDFs, when opened, are too small to read, and won't let you copy and paste text. If this happens, right-click in the PDF you're viewing and select "Open PDF in New Tab" or "Open PDF in New Window": when the PDF opens in a new tab or window, you should be able to zoom in and out and copy and paste as normal. You may also wish to install the Adobe Reader plug-in for Safari so that PDFs will open with Adobe Reader instead of with Safari's PDF viewer.