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Law, Gender and Sexuality at the British Library

Citation: Sims, Jon (2015) Law, Gender and Sexuality at the British Library. Legal Information Management, 15 (1). pp. 36-44. ISSN 1472-6696


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This article, by Jon Sims, is based on a presentation given at the national training day on Law, Gender and Sexuality: Sources and Methods in Socio-Legal Research in May 2014, jointly sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the British Library. The article identifies library collections and resources which, beyond the scope of typical law collections, might be useful for broadly socio-legal academic research on intersections between law, gender and sexuality.

Additional Information: Jon Sims is currently employed as a humanities and social-sciences content specialist with the Research Engagement team at the British Library. Much of his work dating back to pre-library school days has focused on legal information sources, legal information needs, and information use in academic research on law. In recent years he has been interested particularly in identifying the types of sources that are useful to research which, focussed on the social dimensions of law or the social context in which law operates, looks beyond the scope of a traditional law library aimed at supporting legal doctrinal research or legal practitioners.
Creators: Sims, Jon and
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Subjects: Law
Keywords: law and humanities, lawyers, legal biography, legal profession, legal scholarship, law and gender, women and law sexuality, sex and law, sex and discrimination, archives
Divisions: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
  • 1 March 2015 (accepted)


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