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Members of the Library team are 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.

Legal research training

You can book a bespoke 1:1 session with the Library Manager. Whether you are a student, a pupil or barrister, you can discuss your research, get guidance on using our print and online resources, or develop your research skills to quickly find the results you need.

Legal research guide

Originally prepared by the Inns of Court Libraries to support teaching on the ICCA Bar course, the Inns Libraries Legal Research Guide (September 2023) 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.

Subject guides

We have also created eight Subject Guides based on the library’s elected 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

All scheduled Library events can be found on our events page.

Find Library events

To register for an online or in person 1:1 training session, please contact the Library.

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
5. i-Law
6. JustisOne
7. Westlaw UK

Westlaw’s Lawtel:

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