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Law PORT: an Online Training Initiative to Improve the Legal Information Skills of Postgraduate Researchers

  • Lisa Davies

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In this article Lisa Davies, Access Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, reports on a recent initiative to create online tutorials to improve the legal information skills of postgraduate researchers. She describes the aims of the project, outlines the steps that were taken to create the new training resources, details the content of the tutorials, looks back on the main challenges faced and considers plans for the future.

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1 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, ‘Law PORT’, (IALS website) <http://ials.sas.ac.uk/lawport> accessed 11 July 2017.

2 Nolan, Donal and Meredith, Sandra (eds), OSCOLA: Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (4th edn, Hart 2012).

3 Laura Griffiths, ‘Referencing and citations – OSCOLA’ (IALS Library Guides) <http://libguides.ials.sas.ac.uk/referencing> accessed 11 July 2017.

4 Cathy Jackson and others, ‘Citing the Law’ (Cardiff University website) <https://ilrb.cf.ac.uk/citingreferences/oscola/tutorial/index.html> accessed 11 July 2017.

5 International Association of Law Libraries, ‘Guidelines for Public International Law Research Instruction’ (IALL Blog, 2004) <http://iall.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/PIL-guidelines-Nov-2014.pdf> accessed 11 July 2017.

6 Parker, James, ‘Law PORT user needs survey’ (IALS website, November 2015) < http://ials.sas.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/IALS%20Digital/Digital%20resources/Docs/lawport-survey-results.pdf> accessed 11 July 2017.

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  • Lisa Davies

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