This is the "Autumn term" page of the "Training at IALS Library" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Training at IALS Library  

An introduction to research skills training offered by the IALS Library
Last Updated: Nov 6, 2017 URL: http://libguides.ials.sas.ac.uk/training Print Guide RSS Updates

Autumn term Print Page
  Search: 
 
 

About Autumn training

Please refer to the induction / training timetable given to you by your college or school, if you are based in London or attached to the University of London. This will list any IALS Library training that has been arranged especially for the people on your course.

In addition to course-specific training, IALS Library also runs a number of free training sessions that anyone with an academic reader ticket (student or teaching staff) may attend. The Autumn training programme is designed to introduce you to the library and its resources and to give you the opportunity to gets some hands-on experience with the key legal databases. We encourage all new students to the Westlaw and Lexis Library session, as well as any others that are relevant to your research.

 

Induction Days

The Induction Day gives all eligible postgraduate law students the chance to register for a library card, go on a library tour and attend the Introduction to the Library and its Resources talk on this day. The Induction Day took place on Friday 29th September 2017. 

We strongly encourage new masters students to attend the relevant Induction Day. However if this isn't possible, don't worry, you can sign up for your library card the first time you come to the library.


LLM Induction Day

Back to TOP

 

Library tours

Library tours will take place in the first week of the Autumn term. Sign up on the 4th floor of the library or contact us and we can put your name on the list.

Back to TOP

 

Introduction to the IALS Library and its Resources

What does the presentation cover?

This presentation will introduce you to the collections, service and facilities available in the Library, and the electronic databases for legal research that you will need for your law studies. It includes

  • An introduction to the extensive law collections in the Library
  • How to search the Library Catalogue
  • Finding what you need in the Library
  • How to access the wide range of law databases for legal research (including remote access)
  • How to print, copy, scan, borrow books and connect to the WiFi
  • How to find journal articles using print and electronic resources
  • Where to get help and further legal research training

Who is it for?

All postgraduate law students and academic researchers with a current IALS Library card or SAScard.

Where and when does it take place?

Monday 2nd October 2017, 14:30-15:30, IALS Council Chamber
Wednesday 4th October 2017, 15:00-16:00, IALS Lecture Theatre
Thursday 5th October 2017, 15:00-16:00, IALS Council Chamber

No need to book a place, just turn up.

Back to TOP

 

Westlaw and Lexis Library Introduction: hands-on sessions

What does this hands-on session cover?

Lexis Library and Westlaw are the key databases you need to master for effective legal research. At this session you will learn how to

  • choose your database and log in
  • find UK legislation and cases
  • find legal journal articles
  • find foreign / international law
  • search and browse effectively
  • download your results

Who is it for?

All postgraduate law students and academic researchers with a current IALS Library card or SAScard.

Where / when does it take place?

All sessions take place in the Library Training Room on the 4th Floor.

Monday 16 October 2017 (10:15-12:00) - FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday 17 October 2017 (10:15-12:00) - FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday 18 October 2017 (10:15-12:00) - FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 19 October 2017 (10:15-12:00) - FULLY BOOKED

Monday 23 October 2017 (10:15-12:00) - FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday 25 October 2017 (10:15-12:00) - FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 26 October 2017 (10:15-12:00) - FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday 31 October 2017 (10:15-12:00) - FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday 1 November 2017 (10:15-12:00) - FULLY BOOKED
Monday 6 November 2017 (10:15-12:00) - FULLY BOOKED

How can I book a place?

Click on 'BOOK NOW' (above) to book a place. 

Back to TOP

 

Introduction to OSCOLA

What does this introductory lecture cover?

OSCOLA stands for the Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities. In this session you will learn how to

  • cite your references using OSCOLA
  • avoid plagiarism
  • cite UK legislation & cases
  • cite foreign legal materials
  • cite books & journal articles
  • cite websites & online material
  • cite international law
  • cite a source that isn't covered by the OSCOLA rules
  • write your bibliography
  • keep your word count down by cross-referencing footnotes

Who is it for?

All postgraduate law students and academic researchers with a current IALS Library card or SAScard who need to use OSCOLA to cite their references.

Where / when does it take place?

The training will take place in the IALS Council Chamber on the ground floor of the IALS building at the following times:

Tuesday 5 December 2017 (15:00 - 16:00) - BOOK NOW
Wednesday 13 December 2017 (15:00-16:00) - BOOK NOW

How can I book a place?

Click on 'BOOK NOW' (above) to book a place. 

Back to TOP

Description

Loading  Loading...

Tip