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Law: Study Skills

Guide to law resources at University of Warwick Library. Includes law books, journals, databases, study skills, referencing, legal research and law librarian.

Law - Academic and Study Skills

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Study Skills

Study skills encompasses the academic and professional skills which enable you to succeed at university.

Study skills includes reading, note-taking, critical thinking, planning, writing, referencing, presentation, revision and examination skills. For law students, they might also include advocacy, negotiation, debating and mooting.

This guide highlights a range of study skills courses, events and books available to law students on transition to university, for assessments and examinations, and for dissertations and theses.

Library Online Courses

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Library Online Courses

The library has a range of self-study courses to support study skills from library inductions for new students, to support on your PhD journey, to mindfulness and meditation.

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Library Induction.

Study Skills Books

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Student Mindfulness book cover
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Legal Skills book cover
Legal Systems and Skills book cover
Legal Writing book cover
How to Write Law Essays book cover
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Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing book cover
Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates book cover
Mooting book cover
How to Moot book cover
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SAGE Catalyst and Research Methods

SAGE Catalyst - collection of 150+ study skills and research methods ebooks.

SAGE Research Methods - collection of books, videos and podcasts on quantitative and qualitative research methods. Also includes a Research Project Planning tool.

Dissertation and Thesis Books

Law Dissertations
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Doing Your Research Project book cover
Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project book cover
Succeeding Dissertation book cover
PhD Writing Handbook book cover
Doing a Phd book cover

Academic and Legal Research Skills

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Study Skills

Discover a range of library and study skills guides including how to study law, how to think critically, and how to write law essays and prepare for examinations.

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Discover how to avoid plagiarism, how to use the OSCOLA legal referencing style, and how to manage references with EndNote referencing software.

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Legal Research

Discover how to find legislation, case law, and journal articles using law databases, including Doing Legal Research moodle and Lexis+ UK and Westlaw Edge UK database training and certification courses.