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Library Guide for Law Students

This guide is for students studying law. It contains practical and useful information regarding essay work and how to best utilize the library resources. 

Top resources

Databases in law - A collection of databases in RU subscriptions and in the Icelandic Consortia specifically in the field of law. Among the databases are Fons Juris, Westlaw, Karnov, LovDataPro, ProQuest and more. (RU) - grants access to a variety of scientific, educational, and leisure material. The search engine gives information on access to books, journals, articles, ebooks, audiobooks, music, photographs, university theses, audiovisual and much more.  Students can select to search only in the RU library's catalogue. 
Journal list - A comprehensive list of all journals in RU subscription and in the Icelandic Consortia as well as several open access journals. The results give information on where the journal is accessible, what issues/volumes are available and if the journal is peer-reviewed. 

Search and Find - a detailed guide for how to find reliable sources, information on peer-review, plagiarism, Turnitin and more.  


OSCOLA standard - used in law for citations and bibliographies.

Zotero - Zotero is a free reference management tool that the library recommends. The tool manages sources, creates citations and generates a reference list according to IEEE/APA/Oscola reference styles (as well as multiple other styles available). Zotero works with MS Word and Overleaf. 
Turnitin - Turnitin is an originality checking and plagiarism prevention service that checks writing for citation mistakes or inappropriate copying. When a paper is submitted, Turnitin compares it to text in its massive database of student work, websites, books, articles, etc.
Interlibrary loansIf the library doesn't own the book or doesn't have access to a specific article, students can request the material via Interlibrary Loan. Please check out the price list before ordering. 

Library card application

New exchange students need to apply for a library card before being able to borrow books. 

Fill out the application form online and then use your RU ID card to borrow books. 

Library card application

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