Key resources

Where to start

  • Reading Lists

These are set up by your tutors to guide you to good quality, relevant and useful materials to help you with your studies. They are a great starting point before doing your own research - find out more about your Reading Lists.

  • Library Search

Using the search below can make your academic life easier by helping you to find a range of reliable and trustworthy sources for your work. It contains a wealth of information to help you make the most of your studies, including books/eBooks, journals/eJournals, articles, databases, and more.

Using Library Search may feel daunting at first but don't worry we have a range of guides on how to find relevant resources.

Library Search

Key databases for law students

Databases are searchable collections of good quality, academic material, particularly journal articles.  They can be small subject specific or large collections covering a wide range of subject areas. Most databases provide access to full-text items. 

Full text of about 200 law textbooks published by OUP, also includes self-test and revision materials.

Full text legislation, cases, legal journals and books, law reports from both the UK and other jurisdictions.

 Full-text access to case law, legislation journal articles and key sources such as Halsbury's Laws of England and the All England Law Reports. It also includes newspaper articles from UK regional and national newspapers.

vLex Justis (formerly JustisOne) is an online legal research tool that allows you to find the key current legal case law, legislation, and news articles for your topic.

Provides access to practice notes, current awareness, and standard documents to help you draft your own legal documents.

A collection of legal journals, primarily US-focused, but also encompassing international law and other jurisdictions.

An archive of searchable Parliamentary and Official documents.

Print books

You can borrow print books from the library. Below is a map of where to find business-related print books

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Study Skills

Study better

  • Skills A-Z

We have developed eLearning over a wide range of subjects for you to develop your academic skills at home and in your own time.

  • Academic Essentials

For new students preparing how to study at university, we have created a collection of interactive eLearning guides on the academic essentials you'll need to succeed in your studies.

  • Referencing

We provide eLearning, written guides, and an extensive list of referencing examples. 

Here to help


We offer online and face-to-face workshops to help you develop your academic skills. These engaging, interactive sessions cover a wide range of topics which take place throughout the year, so check up on the list regularly.

Click on a workshop title to book onto the session via Advantage. If a session has no remaining spaces, sign up to the waiting list in case a space becomes free!

Here To Help

One to one appointments

You can book a one to one appointment with your Academic Support Team to discuss finding information, academic and writing skills, or digital support.

Follow the link below, choose your school and what you'd like support with, then select your chosen time slot and book on through Advantage.

  • Academic Writing Skills
    • Develop your critical and analytical skills [on campus]

      Starts: 29 Feb 2024, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 29 Feb 2024, 1:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2
      Remaining places: 2
      Learn about what critical and analytical skills are and how you can put them into practice in your academic work. Open to any student at any level who is being asked to show critical analysis in their work. This workshop will be delivered on campus.