The library has a variety of books, eBooks, databases, and journals relevant to Law. This guide will point you towards those resources as well as a list of recommended online resources, and research strategies and tips. Be sure also to check out the Library Research Guide for tips on referencing and avoiding plagiarism.
Physical items are classified using the Dewey Decimal system and so each item will have a unique call number. Users can search the catalogue using the Liberty system. Users can log in to their account and reserve items or renew (where possible) items they currently have on loan.
Library users are reminded that a lot of items from the Law collection are Reference items and so can only be used in the library. These items will clearly be marked Reference both in the library and on the library catalogue.
Both are accessed via Open Athens. Be sure to check out the Library Lists on VLEbooks which groups essential reading titles together for specific subjects.
You can visit the library Moodle page and check out the instructional videos on how to use each of these resources.
The Library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) System.
Browse the following DDC numbers relevant to the Law collection, to the right side of the library. Note also the Reference section.
340 Law (General)
340.50417 Irish Legal System
341.2422 EU Law
341.48 Human Rights Law
342.417 Irish Constitutional Law
343.099 Media Law
344.010417 Irish Employment Law
345.417 Irish Criminal Law
346.0150417 Irish Family Law
346.020417 Irish Contract Law
346.030417 Irish Tort Law
346.0660417 Irish Company Law
346.070417 Irish Commercial Law
347.0120417 Irish Judicial Review
Independent College Dublin offers library users access to Thomson Reuters Westlaw UK, and Westlaw IE. Both are legal databases that include secondary and primary legal sources. Users can conduct efficient and insightful research with access to statutes, codes, and case laws. For a complete listing of legal journals that allow access to FULL-text articles click on the following links. Remember, you need to access both these websites by signing into OPEN ATHENS.