International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246


The role of digital library in law research

Akpoghome U. Theresa1 and idiegbeyan Ose Jerome2*
  1Faculty of Law, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. 2Main Library, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 14 July 2010
  •  Published: 31 August 2010



This paper discussed the role of digital libraries in law research. Works from similar studies were reviewed. The paper discussed the concept of digital library and its advantages and problems, the concept of legal research, important of information resources, information needs and seeking behavior of lawyers were also discussed, the results of observational method conducted in some universities in Nigeria were also discussed.


Key words: Library, digital library, lawyers, law research.