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Training at IALS Library: Summer term

An introduction to research skills training offered by the IALS Library

About Summer training

Summer term is is a busy time for legal research at the IALS Library. We provide a programme of Summer training designed to get you ready for your dissertation. These training sessions are also very popular with PhD and MPhil researchers as well as LLM students. Any postgraduate researcher with a current Library card may attend, and all of the Summer training is free. In addition to the hands-on sessions, we continue to run the one-to-one sessions on reference advice and using Microsoft Word, giving you the chance to ask any questions that are specific to your own research topic.

All of the training listed on this page is free.

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?

IALS Library (report to the Issue & Enquiry Desk) at a time to suit you.

How can I book a place?

Ask at the Library Issue & Enquiry Desk or email ials@sas.ac.uk.

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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?

TBC

How to book?

TBC

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Formatting your Law Dissertation with Microsoft Word: hands-on sessions

What does this hands-on session cover?

  • Formatting your dissertation or thesis using Microsoft Word.
  • Producing a professional looking document
  • Document layout and templates
  • Generating automatic table of contents
  • Formatting and cross-referencing footnotes
  • Tracking and reviewing changes

Who is it for?

All postgraduate law students and academic researchers with a current IALS Library card or SAScard. Both PC and Mac users will benefit from these sessions.

Where / when does it take place?

All sessions are held in the IALS Library Training Room.

Dates:

All 2018 sessions have taken place

How can I book a place?

Click on one of the dates above to book your place for that day.

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Formatting your dissertation: One-to-one sessions

Sign up for a one-to-one advice session with an IALS Computer Services Librarian. We can help you with:

  • Formating your dissertation or thesis using Microsoft Word
  • Producing a professional looking document
  • Document layout and templates
  • Generating automatic table of contents
  • Formatting footnotes and page numbers
  • Tracking and reviewing changes

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?

IALS Library (report to the Issue & Enquiry Desk) at a time to suit you.

How can I book a place?

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

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