Information Skills Training

IALS Library runs a wide range of training for its many registered readers, new and continuing. New students should always refer to their course handbook and induction plans for details of any training IALS Library will be providing you with. In addition, the Library offers the following training to support your postgraduate research.

Training in the Library

IALS Library runs training throughout the academic year on many topics including how to use Lexis Library and Westlaw, sources of public international law, finding journal articles for your research, finding sources of EU law, using the OSCOLA citation system, formatting your thesis and more. All training is listed in our Training guide and also on the IALS Events calendar. The training is free but booking is essential.

Online training

The Library has created a suite of free-to-use, online interactive training resources to support law PhD students with public international law research and the correct use of OSCOLA. The resources are collectively known as Law PORT. Further information, and access to the tutorials, is via

Library Road Shows

In order to train postgraduate researchers in law across the UK on the use of the free legal research tools available on the IALS website, the Library runs a number of Library Road Shows at several law schools across the country each year. At the Road Show we provide demonstrations of Law PORT, Eagle-i, the FLARE Index to Treaties, FLAG, CLRT and more. To request a road show at your law school please contact us at

Information skills training

Information skills training

Information skills training

Research Training

IALS Library helps organise a number of Research Training events at the Institute each year, including national collaborative workshops on legal methods and sources.

Page last updated: 2nd October 2017