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School of Law

Legal learning resources for postgraduate students

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Law Library

As a law student at Queen Mary University of London, you will have access to excellent information resources to help with your studies.

Our Library has vast holdings of British publications and also materials from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, continental Europe and other parts of the world.

Since 1973 the Library has been recognised as a European Documentation Centre by the Commission of the European Union and receives most of the official publications of the EU.

You will be able to find everything you need for your studies and much other interesting reading. The Library has WiFi access throughout and facilities for private and group study, including bookable and fully equipped study rooms. A dedicated room for Postgraduate research students is also available.

Online legal resources

In addition, as a student you will have access to an impressive number of online legal resources both on and off campus. These include:

  • LexisLibrary
  • Westlaw
  • HeinOnline and many electronic journals

Several major case report series, such as The Law Reports, Weekly Law Reports and All England Law Reports are also available full text electronically.

Skills and training sessions

To help you make maximum use of the resources available, we are holding information skills lectures and one-to-one training sessions. If you have any queries, specialist staff will be available to answer them.

Other collections

In addition to the Queen Mary Library, academics and doctoral students researching in the area of intellectual property law will be able to benefit from a has a specialist Intellectual Property Archive, available at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies.

As a student, you will also have access to the extensive collections of the University of London, Senate House Library, and the libraries of the other Colleges of the University of London. This includes a special arrangement that students enjoy with The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library which is one of the three major law libraries in the United Kingdom. As well as it’s vast collection, in print and electronic format, the Institute produces numerous useful research guides.

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