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Training at IALS Library: Summer term

An introduction to research skills training offered by the IALS Library

Training at IALS Library

Summer term

Summer term is is a busy time for legal research at the IALS Library. In addition to group training sessions, we continue to run the one-to-one sessions offering reference advice and advice on using Microsoft Word.

Anyone who is an IALS Library academic member can take part in the training, regardless of affiliation or level of study. If you have not joined IALS Libary yet, you can find out how to register here. All of the training listed on this page 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?

In-person at IALS

12 July, 15:00-16:00 Book Here

Zoom Webinar

14 July 2022, 15:00-16:00 Book Here

For more help with OSCOLA see our

Formatting your Law Dissertation with Microsoft Word

What does this 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

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?

Zoom Webinar
30 June 2022, 14:30-15:30 Book Here

In-person at IALS Library

07 July 2022, 14:30-15:30 Book Here 

One-to-One Reference Advice Appointments

Book a 30 minute one-to-one advice session with an IALS Reference Librarian. Appointments may be offered online.

We can help you with:

  • Finding secondary sources such as books and journal articles
  • Finding primary sources such as cases and legislation
  • Advice on which database to use
  • Constructing effective searches
  • Citing sources using OSCOLA

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?

We offer regular appointments Monday to Thursday in the spring and summer terms.

How can I book a place?

Book online: https://libcal.ials.sas.ac.uk/appointments

Formatting your Dissertation: One-to-one Advice Appointments

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?

Email us at ials@sas.ac.uk to enquire about availability.

How can I book a place?

Email us at ials@sas.ac.uk to enquire about availability.