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Guide to finding and using information supporting learning and research in Law.

Key databases - Law

Legal databases

These databases provide access to primary sources (legislation and case law) and secondary sources including books, journal articles, and other commentary. 

eBook Collections

Official publications databases

Social science databases

Additional databases - Law

Learning opportunities

You can find full calendar of classes and events run by the Library at:

You can find videos on finding and using legal information at:

Legal database training recordings (sign in required)

Legal Research Skills @ the Library

This Myplace class is not assessed but provides materials to help you develop your legal research skills.

To register:
  • Go to Myplace and log in:
  • Select ‘Find a Class’ and in the search box enter ‘Legal Research Skills @ Library’ and select ‘Go’.
  • Once you have reached the class page you will see the option to enrol in the class.  Simply select ‘yes’ to enrol on the class. You can unenrol at any time.

Westlaw and Practical Law (Thomson Reuters) Training Webinars and Certification


Lexis+ UK Legal Research certification

Browsing Legal Journals

You can use BrowZine to find journals in your subject area.  Please note that BrowZine does not list all of Strathclyde's journals, but it is a useful way to identify key journals within a subject field.

Legal research skills textbooks

Useful shelf numbers - Law

Library books are arranged by the Dewey Decimal classification scheme where each subject is represented by a number. You will find books on the same subject will have the same number. The shelfmark is preceded by the letter  D  and will be followed by 3 letters, which are usually the first 3 letters of the author's name. e.g.    D 348.05 GOR

Useful Law and related subjects shelfmarks:

D 340          Law (General)

D 341          International Law

D 345          Common Law

D 346          Common Law (Public)

D 347          Common Law (Private)

D348           Scots Law

D349.4        EU Law

D 364          Criminology

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