Both the Law Faculty and the Bodleian Law Library have staff to teach legal research skills who develop and lead training programmes for students and faculty members in electronic legal research and database use.
Oxford University Library Service networks many legal databases. The network can be accessed from computer rooms and network points throughout the St Cross Building; from college libraries and rooms; and from anywhere in the world via the OUCS VPN service.
Most of the computing provision for students in the St. Cross Building is within the Bodleian Law Library (BLL). The Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer IT Training Room, which is used for the Legal Research and Mooting Skills Programme, has 26 networked computers, giving access to all the online resources within the Library and University. Word and other Microsoft Office applications and EndNote are available on these computers. The upstairs gallery computer room is not used for teaching and so is generally available at all times. Other public access PCs are provided on all three floors of the Library. Many readers’ desks have data points for network access. The wireless network coverage includes the central seating area of the main floor of the Library and the Graduate Reading Room.
There are dedicated computing support staff in the Law Faculty, and in the Bodleian Law Library, as well as in many colleges. In addition, the Oxford University Computing Service provides central services such as PC use and printing, hardware and software purchase, email and webspace, dial-in and VPN access, clinics and helplines, etc.
Law Library training page
• Bodleian Law Library legal databases
• Law students and faculty members: log into the intranet for more information and contacts
• Details of the OUCS VPN service (for remote access to other university websites)
• Oxford University Computing Service
• OSCOLA style for use with EndNote