Legal Information Management

Legal Research Skills – Life-long Learning?

“What do you Mean, Look it up in the Library? Isn't it on the Internet”?

Maria Mawson

Abstract

Maria Mawson explores the extent to which universities still teach undergraduates how to use print legal research sources. It also examines the level to which these sources are still provided, in the light of increasing costs, shrinking budgets and the convenience of online access.

Keywords

  • legal research;
  • academic law libraries

Maria Mawson has been the subject specialist for law at the University of Sheffield since 2000, and her current role is Faculty Librarian for Social Sciences, with subject specialist responsibility for economics and management, as well as law.