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Law: Study Support and Tutorials

Subject guide for Law.

Study Support

The skills you need to effectively exploit the information resources provided both through the library and elsewhere are essential to your academic and professional development. Use the boxes here to find ways in which these skills can be developed

Use the boxes here to find ways in which your librarians can help you find information, use it effectively, manage your time and get the most from the library.

Getting The Most from the Library

The Learning & Teaching and Research Team is able to provide you with training and support in using Library services and resources. Click here for more information about their work.

These subject Skills pages are designed to help you with ideas for developing topic maps, to inform you of the sources that make up the legal information landscape, to help you navigate that landscape effectively and then to evaluate the material you find.


It is vital that you reference all the material you use, quote from or refer to in your work. Law students need to use the OSCOLA referencing system

A guide to using OSCOLA is available here


We run tutorials on how to use our services. Whether you want a one to one tutorial, or you want to bring some friends, it's up to you.

Click here to book a tutorial
with a Librarian.

Research Support

As well as tutorial support for researchers, we can offer support on:


Managing your time using ResMAP


Using Other Libraries

As you study for your final assignment it is impossible for one library to hold all the information you need. There are a number of ways that you can access other resources:


  • SCONUL Access allows you to visit other academic libraries and use their print resources;
  • ETHOS  provides access to Ph.D. theses for UK universities;
  • COPAC is a catalogue of the holdings of over 90 UK academic and specialist libraries;
  • The Inter-Library Loans service will get you books and articles we don't hold.

Doing a Literature Review

The skills and understanding needed to effectively critically review the literature can be defined as information literacy skills. Information literate researchers "will demonstrate an awareness of how they gather, use, manage, synthesize and create information and data in an ethical manner and will have the information skills to do so effectively"

Find out more with out step by step guide