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Law and Legal Studies: Introduction



Welcome to the Library service of SETU Carlow.  The services provided by SETU Carlow Libraries include book lending, individual and group study facilities, photocopying, information retrieval service and access to a range of online databases.

SETU Carlow Libraries hold a broad range of resources both printed and electronic to support the subject area of Law. These include books, journals, databases, Law Reports, newspapers and various other items.

Legal literature can be divided into two main categories - primary materials and secondary materials.

Primary materials are the written sources of the law e.g. Acts of the Oireachtas, Statutory Instruments, Law Reports etc

Secondary materials include all other types of legal literature which are not formal records e.g. books, journals, etc

To facilitate the research process, this guide provides a brief outline of how to search for these different types of material.


Featured Law Resource

Featured Law Resources

Lexis +

The online searching platform for our Lexis Nexis legal database has now being updated to Lexis + .

Whilst providing access to the same content, this new platform allows for more streamlined and advanced searching.

Further information and training material is available HERE

Bloomsbury Professional

SETU Carlow has a subscription to the Bloomsbury Professional database. 

This database provides access to a range of law resources including e-books in the following areas:

Irish Employment  Law

Irish Company Law

Irish Civil Litigation

Irish Criminal Law

Irish Property Law