Author: Ruth Bird

Ruth Bird is Bodleian Law Librarian, University of Oxford. Ruth has been in the legal industry in libraries and law firms for over 20 years. She is passionate about legal research and over the years has developed an extensive knowledge base and understanding of key resources available on the internet, both free and paid.

Adapted from Binary by Michael Coghlan

Are you (digitally) competent?

With Natasha Choolhun The Solicitors Regulation Authority is undergoing a programme of education and training reform, “Training for Tomorrow”, following the Legal and Education Training Review (LETR). As part of the reforms the SRA are developing a competence statement for solicitors to inform consumers, assist legal education providers in developing courses and allow solicitors to […]

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Free European sources

When we use e-resources in the law, there has been a tendency to value the paid resources over the free ones. Sometimes the free resources are not seen as truly comprehensive collections, whereas the purchased ones are; sometimes the linking and cross referencing is more sophisticated in the commercial databases; often the value-added editorial content […]

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LawSauce – a new legal app

Description (By Delia Venables) LawSauce is written by Ruth Bird (University of Oxford, Bodleian Law Librarian) and Natalie Wieland (Legal Research Skills Adviser, Melbourne Law School). It is an e-resource locator developed to quickly locate the right legal web resource for legal tasks, which can otherwise be a very complex task. LawSauce includes nearly 8,000 […]

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