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An introduction to research skills training offered by the IALS Library
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About Spring training

In the Spring term we provide one-to-one reference advice sessions, giving you the opportunity to ask specific questions about finding materials for your research, searching databases, or using OSCOLA.

Also in the Spring you can also make a one-to-one appointment with a computer services librarian for advice on formatting your dissertation, essay or thesis.

Just like the Autumn training, anyone with a reader ticket can take part in Spring training, regardless of affiliation or level of study. Teaching staff and visiting fellows are also very welcome to attend all of our sessions. All of the training is free.

 

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?

Postgraduate law students and academic researchers.

Where / when does it take place?

Friday 10 March 2017, 10:30-11:30

The session will take place in the IALS Council Chamber.

How to book?

n/a

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Reference advice: One-to-one sessions

Sign up for a 30 minute one-to-one advice session with an IALS Reference Librarian. We can help you with:

  • Finding books, journal articles and other materials for a particular piece of research
  • Advice on which database to use
  • Constructing effective searches
  • Identifying words and phrases for use in a search
  • Narrowing your search results
  • Finding foreign and international laws in print and online
  • Citing resources using OSCOLA
  • Or perhaps you just don’t know where to start with your research

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?

4th Floor, IALS Library (report to the Issue & Enquiry Desk) at a time that suits you. We offer sessions Monday to Thursday.

How can I book a place?

Contact the 4th Floor Issue & Enquiry Desk or email ials@sas.ac.uk.

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Finding legal journal articles for your essay, dissertation or thesis

What does this introductory lecture cover?

This session will help you

  • get the most of the e-resources available at IALS Library
  • identify the most relevant databases for your research topic
  • find relevant journal articles for your research
  • find the full-text of an article if you only have a citation or abstract

Who is it for?

Postgraduate law students and academic researchers.

Where / when does it take place?

TBC

How to book?

TBC

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