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On this page, you will find:

  • Information and link to The Skills Centre
  • Link to How to Search- an online resource to help you learn effective search strategies.
  • Link to our AI and your academic work guide to learn how to use generative AI effectively and ethically.
  • Books to support developing your study and writing skills in law, as well as mooting.

The Skills Centre

The Skills Centre can help all students to develop their academic skills. Watch the video or see our FAQ to find out how we can help, and explore the site menu above to find forthcoming events, useful resources, and great study tips.

How to Search

 

Library: How to Search

How to Search is a resource produced by the library which aims to give students a general introduction to the process of searching for evidence. It covers the different stages of the process of searching for information, including:

  • identifying the information you need
  • deciding where to search
  • using search techniques to construct an effective search
  • evaluating the sources you find
  • understanding the basics of referencing

The resource includes videos, interactive activities, and downloadable documents to support your independent learning. How to Search is not subject-specific, but it is particularly useful if you are new to literature searching or would like a refresher of the basics.

AI and your academic work

This library guide provides an overview of the different ways that you can use Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) to support your learning at Sheffield Hallam University.

Before you use any Generative AI as part of your research or writing, you should:

  • Check the guidance from your course or department on using AI. Speak to your Academic Advisor or Course Leader to find out if the use of AI is permitted.
  • Read the University's guidance on AI in learning and assessment.

Once you're confident that these two steps are complete, explore this guide for advice on how to use AI effectively and ethically as part of your academic work.

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Study Skills for Law

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