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An introduction to research skills training offered by the IALS Library
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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?

4th Floor, IALS Library (report to the Issue & Enquiry Desk) at a time to suit you.

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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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?

4th Floor, IALS Library (report to the Issue & Enquiry Desk) at a time to suit you.

How can I book a place?

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

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Microsoft Word for dissertations: 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 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. Both PC and Mac users will benefit from these sessions.

Where / when does it take place?

TBC

How can I book a place?

TBC

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