Legal Information Management

Islamic Law

Researching Islamic Law: an Introduction

Sarah Spells

Abstract

This article by Sarah Spells from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, focuses on the sources of Islamic law and provides a simple introduction to finding and researching this area, with suggestions of useful and notable resources.

Keywords

  • Islamic law;
  • legal research

Sarah Spells is the Assistant Librarian for Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She has an LLB from Anglia Ruskin University, followed by an MSc in Information Science from City University. She has been working in academic law libraries since 2001. She previously worked at the University of Hertfordshire before joining SOAS in 2003. She is Vice-Chair of the BIALL Publications Committee and one of the Newsletter Editors.

Contact

Sarah Spells: email ss104@soas.ac.uk, telephone 02078984155

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