We know that finding academic literature and conducting research is an important part of completing most of your assignments. On this page you will find a variety of relevant sources which we hope will help with your studies. Remember to also check out our referencing guides.

Are you new to RGU? Have a look at our 'Welcome to the Library' pages for on campus students and online learning students!

Don't forget, you can always join one of our workshops or contact us if you get stuck or just need some help, we're happy to advise!


Browse the collections

Why not check out our extensive collection of books and e-books related to your area of study?

Remember that you can always search for specific books or topics using our LibrarySearch Tool.


Law School students need to use the OSCOLA referencing system and the guide is available on the internet at http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/publications/oscola.php . Cardiff University offer a tutorial on using OSCOLA called Citing the Law: Referencing Using OSCOLA.

To find out which abbreviations to use for law reports, consult the Cardiff Index of Legal Abbreviations.


Your Library Workshops

We offer free, informal workshops on various Library topics throughout the academic year and we would encourage you to come along if you'd like to improve your skills in:

  • referencing correctly
  • using the new LibrarySearch tool
  • efficiently using effective search strategies to find relevant material for your assignments
  • using RefWorks

If you have a specific question, or want a 1-1 discussion with us, you can also pop over to one of our drop-ins! They usually run in the mornings and afternoons, when we're not delivering workshops. Check out the KnowHOW Timetable for more details on dates and times. No need to book an appointment, just show up!

Here are the upcoming Library KnowHOW workshops relevant to Law. We hope to see you there!


Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be a useful additional source when looking for journal articles. While our collection includes access to around 53 million journal articles (and growing!), unfortunately we will not have access to all materials you find on Google Scholar, so remember to check whether we subscribe to the resources listed in the results.

All our databases

Did you know that we currently subscribe to over 200 databases covering all subject areas taught in RGU? And you can access them for free! Have a look through our extensive list and discover something new!

A-Z LIST OF DATABASES