Legal Research Training

The Library runs regular group training sessions in legal research techniques, including the use of electronic resources. Sessions include general legal research training as well as specific sessions dedicated to case law, legislation and the Middle Temple Library specialisms of European and US law. These sessions are designed for students and pupils, as well as experienced practitioners in need of a refresher. Dates for upcoming sessions will be advertised here, on posters in the Library, on Facebook and on Twitter.

Upcoming training sessions:

Essentials of Practical Legal Research

Wednesday 4th October, 6-7pm

Wednesday 11 October, 6-7pm

Tuesday 24th October, 6-7pm

Monday 30th October, 6-7pm

Advanced Electronic Searching

Monday 13th November, 6-7pm

Monday 27th November, 6-7pm

Navigating the Free Legal Web

Monday 20th November, 6-7pm

Monday 4th December, 6-7pm

Please see the PDF documents on the sidebar to the right for further details.

All sessions qualify under the new CPD rules’ learning objectives as Legal Knowledge and Skills


We also offer individual training sessions if you need advice on:

  • locating books, journal articles, case reports and other materials
  • which databases to use, and how best to use them
  • which hardcopy resources are most appropriate
  • constructing effective online searches
  • identifying words and phrases to use in a search
  • narrowing or broadening your search results

If you are interested in booking a session, please contact the Training & Development Librarian by phoning 020 7427 4830 or emailing

You can also contact us if you would like a general introduction to the library.

We recommend the following free online database training videos, which will provide you with an introduction to the major databases we subscribe to in the Library:








Westlaw UK