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Legal Research Training

Next Event: Legal Research – The Lesser Known Super Power 9th September

Are you starting a bar course and worried about legal research?

Come along to a short and action-packed session that outlines the key elements in attempting effective research.

An assortment of superheroes will take you through the following: the importance of understanding the legal issues involved in the research task; keeping track of where you have looked; using only the most authoritative resources; understanding the value of hard copy resources but also making the best use of the subscription databases and much more.

Date: 9 September 2021

Time: 6.00pm

Medium: Zoom

Contact to book a place.

Library Open day

The Inner Temple Library invites new students to an open day on 22 September 2021.

Come along any time between 10am and 5.30pm

Staff will be on hand to take you round and explain about library services.

Any student who comes along will receive £5 credit for copying/printing/scanning.

“It was extremely informative and engaging!”

Mission [not so] Impossible 6.5 THE INDUCTION FILES

Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to learn about the Inner Temple Library and its services.

A series of operations will take you through using the Library and how to find what you need

22 September 2021 @ 18.00


7 October 2021 @ 18.00

Location: via Zoom

If you choose to accept the mission, please contact James Rowles, Senior Library Assistant.

Qualifying Sessions

The Library runs sessions on basic and advanced legal research. Contact the Education & Training Department for booking details.


Starting Legal Research: A Guide for Students (PDF)

Other useful Library Guides
We have produced a collection of database user guides, as well as subject guides to our collections.

Useful Resources

Glossary of Legal Terms

Learn for Free
There is a huge amount of free learning materials available online. We have compiled a list of free courses, lectures and other learning resources, from interactive courses spanning several weeks to quick introductory tasters.

Document Supply

Photocopies (subject to copyright) can be sent by scan/email or post via our document supply service, available to barrister members of all four Inns and to student members of the Inner Temple who are enrolled on a Bar course.

Keeping Current

Our Current Awareness blog is intended to provide up-to-date information on new case law, changes in legislation, and legal news, which we hope will be of interest to lawyers practising in the UK. Coverage is restricted to England and Wales. The content is selected and updated daily by information professionals on the staff of the Inner Temple Library.

“… always interesting and a great resource.”