This guide cannot - and does not aim to - provide an exhaustive list of websites for researching law. To identify and access more sites of potential value, the resource listings in the specialist portals below are a good place to start, as well as any details of useful websites provided in the handbook for your specific module.
There is a huge amount of information on the Internet but its quality is variable. Follow these tips to help you evaluate what's good and what's not!
Before believing the information given on a web site, or quoting it in your essay or project, think about the following:
Accuracy and reliability
Audience / relevance
As the main national-level specialist legal research library, the Library of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) supports the production and dissemination of the results of advanced academic study and research in the discipline of law.
For more information see the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies website.
Library of the representative body for solicitors, holding an extensive historical collection of primary and secondary legislation, law reports and legal journals, as well as a legal textbook collection dating from the 16th century onwards.
For more information see Library services' section of The Law Society website.