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“What do you Mean, Look it up in the Library? Isn't it on the Internet”?

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Maria Mawson explores the extent to which universities still teach undergraduates how to use print legal research sources. It also examines the level to which these sources are still provided, in the light of increasing costs, shrinking budgets and the convenience of online access.

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1 Clinch, Peter. (2006) Teaching legal research. 2nd ed. Coventry, UK Centre for Legal Education. Available at http://www.ukcle.ac.uk/resources/tlr/preface.html

2 Solicitors Regulation Authority. (2002) A joint statement issued by the Law Society and the General Council of the Bar on the completion of the initial or academic stage of training by obtaining an undergraduate degree. http://www.sra.org.uk/documents/students/academic-stage/academicjointstage.pdf

3 Joint Academic Stage Board. (2005). Guidance on the determination of learning resources for recognised law programmes http://www.sra.org.uk/documents/students/academic-stage/academiclearningresource.pdf

4 Society of Legal Scholars. (2009) A library for the modern law school: a statement of standards for university law library provision in the UK – 2009 revision http://www.legalscholars.ac.uk/documents/SLS-Library-for-a-Modern-Law-School-Statement-2009.pdf

5 Solicitors Regulation Authority. (2010) Information for providers of Legal Practice Courses, Annex13, Legal Practice Course Outcomes. http://www.sra.org.uk/documents/students/lpc/info-pack.pdf

6 Solicitors Regulation Authority. (2007) The Legal Practice course: what you are expected to know before you start. http://www.sra.org.uk/students/student-enrolment.page

7 Bar Standards Board. (2009) The Bar Professional Training Course Specification Requirements and Guidance http://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/assets/documents/BPTC.pdf

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11 Meredith Sandra. (2007) First year law students, legal research skills & electronic resources. Law Teacher 41(2) 191205.

12 Hannibal Martin and Pope Alison. (2005) Developing practical legal research skills. Legal Information Management 5(4) 237239.

13 Clinch Peter. (2008) SLS/BIALL Academic Law Library Survey 2006/2007. Legal Information Management 8(3), 188204.

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15 Carritt Angela. (2007) Teaching research skills outside the curriculum. Legal Information Management 7(4) 239243.

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Legal Information Management
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  • EISSN: 1741-2021
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