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Gateways to Legal Resources
Google is a great tool for many things. It's ideal for booking a holiday and checking train, tube and bus schedules but possibly not the best start for legal research-at least not until you have begun to navigate the many legal sites there are 'out there'! The following links provide a good Starting Point for your legal research. I will be adding to them as I find others which will be useful.
This information is produced by the Inner Temple Library. Legal resources are arranged by jurisdiction and subject areas with links to UK government departments and the legal profession also listed.
Free to use portal of high quality legal resources on the Web.Over 4,500 resource records. Records feature brief evaluative descriptions indicating the orginator of the site and why included.
City University's law portal. Pages are jam-packed with useful content to get you deep into your subject. Click on the 'Lady Justice' graphic on separate pages for a potted description of different topic areas.
Links to websites maintained by the University of Kent, orginally compiled by Sarah Carter. Provides information on UK Government, European and International Law as well as the legal profession and education.
Government and Public Sector Information
Place to find government services and information.
HM Courts & Tribunals Service
Responsible for administration of criminal, civil and family courts and tribunals in England & Wales. Includes A-Z list of courts/tribunals with contact details.
The National Archives
Research guides (linking you to relevant material); Discovery catalogue (holding 32 million descriptions of records held by the NA), and Online collections (64 research guides viewable online).
Kings College Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
Useful website for the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies at Kings College, London, UK. The resources area includes research reports, policy briefing papers, pamphlets, journal articles, lecture presentations and speeches. Most publications are available to download for free.
LSE Digital Library - The Fabian Society
Digitised items from the Fabian Society and Young Fabians archives. 1884 - 2000.
LSE Digital Archives -The Women's Library
Take a journey through the personal, political and economic struggles that have symbolised women's battle for equality over the past 500 years, through a representative selection of the broad range of materials in LSE Library and The Women's Library @ LSE.