Legal Research Training

ICCA Bar Course Legal Research Guide

Originally prepared by the Inns of Court Libraries to support teaching on the ICCA Bar course, the Legal Research Guide is now available to all student members. The Guide is intended to serve as a comprehensive reference book and includes legislation, cases, commentary, forms and precedents and the law of other legal systems.

Ask a Librarian and Subject Guides

Members of the Library team are also happy to offer advice and assistance with legal research at any time.  If you have already started your research and need additional guidance in finding and using legal resources, or if you are new to a certain area of law, please ask at the enquiry desk, or contact the Library. We have also created eight Subject Guides based on selected specialisms.  The Guides provide suggestions for key textbook reading, list important journal and law report series, and highlight useful organisations and free online resources. 

Online Database Training

Throughout the year the Library hosts database training sessions provided by the major legal publishers. The sessions are led by experienced external trainers.   

Upcoming training sessions will be advertised on this page, in the Library Bulletin and on the Inn's Facebook and Twitter pages. 

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, training sessions are now offered remotely from the major legal database providers.

    Free Training Materials on the Web

    Most of the major legal databases offer free online database training videos, which should provide you with an introduction to material we subscribe to in the Library.

    1.LexisLibrary:

    2.EUR-Lex
    3.HeinOnline
    4.HUDOC
    5.i-Law
    6.JustisOne
    7.Westlaw UK