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Law: How To

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How to use the Library Facilities

This section contains basic guides on doing assignments, access to digital resources and documents to help you plan carry out legal research and effectively use the Law Library and its facilities. For more general information please see our Library web pages

Assignment Survival Kit

Problems accessing databases

If you need a password for a law database or have any problems using or logging into a law database, please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Feel free to include screenshots so we can better find a solution to the issue.

How to use the Law Library & undertake legal research

Powerpoints to Induction and Training Sessions will be added here...

Library skills for Law and Crim PGRs


Law PORT is a collection of open-access online training resources designed to improve the information literacy skills of law PhD students. The tutorials were created by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library to support researchers across with UK with public international law research and the use of OSCOLA.

Accessing Digital Resources

The Library subscribes to many digital resources such as e-books, e-journals and online databases which will help you access top quality scholarly information. 

  • To login, use your 6 digit student number as the username and your usual password.
  • Always access our subscribed digital resources via iFind to ensure you’re recognised as a Swansea University user.

Nearly all our law electronic resources (not can be simply accessed off campus using your university username and password. However with some others, it can sometimes be more difficult to find the correct route to login. The easiest solution is to look up the journal or database in iFind and follow the link there. This guide will help you...

Introduction to citing your references using OSCOLA

Revision Techniques for Law and Criminology Students

Links for the Graduate Diploma in Law Research Exercises

The links in this box will help you with the first section of the GDL Library research exercises.

Library Video Guides