Legal Research Skills

If you can’t get to a library workshop there are a number of sources of help in polishing your legal research skills:

  • Go to ELITE > My Library > i-Guides for a series of online guides to using print and electronic resources.
  • Go to ELITE > My Library > Research Support for Legal Research FAQs and Research Guides (you should have already received a pack of the Research Guides)

We also recommend two books on the subject:

Effective Legal Research by John Knowles.

Legal Method, Skills & Reasoning by Sharon Hanson.

Both books can be found in the ‘New Titles’ section at the front of the library next to the Enquiry Desk.