Legal Research Training

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.

LAWTEL ON WESTLAW UK

Get to know Lawtel on Westlaw UK

Are you brand new to the Westlaw UK platform? Then these sessions are for you. Designed to get you up and familiar with all of the key content of Lawtel together with the functionality which is available as part of the Westlaw UK platform:

All sessions are delivered remotely direct with an external Thomson Reuters trainer - please click on the individual hyperlink for the training session you are interested in attending, this will take you to a Thomson Reuters sign up form, please complete this form and the Thomson Reuters trainer will be in touch with you directly.

Lawtel for Personal Injury Lawyers

If you specialise in Personal Injury law then these sessions will suit you. These sessions are designed to familiarise you with all of the key content and functionality of Lawtel on Westlaw UK as well as taking a deep dive into Personal Injury content:

All sessions are delivered remotely direct with an external Thomson Reuters trainer - please click on the individual hyperlink for the training session you are interested in attending, this will take you to a Thomson Reuters sign up form, please complete this form and the Thomson Reuters trainer will be in touch with you directly.

    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