Steps to get certified:
1

Check your access

Check you have access to the relevant content within LexisLibrary.

See how
2

Foundations or Advanced?

You need to decide which certification level is most suitable. We would advise you to start with Foundations before trying Advanced.

What’s the difference?
3

Are you prepared?

Have you gone through our certification guides or attended a certification session?

Where can I find this?
4

Get Registered

When you’re ready to take the test, you’ll be asked to register with your personal and university details.

5

Take the test

Make sure you set aside enough time to do the test in one sitting and check that you’re logged into LexisLibrary.

How do I pass?
6

You passed!

Congratulations! You scored more than 80%! You’re well on your way to becoming a legal research expert.

What's next?
Ready to take the test?

Get certified in England and Wales


This certification should only be attempted by students of trainees studying or working in England & Wales.


Get certified in Scotland


This certification should only be attempted by students of trainees studying or working in Scotland.


Resources to help you
How to guide
LexisLibrary foundation certification guide

The LexisLibrary Foundation Certification tests candidates on their ability to research legal material and their familiarity with the online database. This guide includes the relevant information necessary to develop an understanding of how to use LexisLibrary.

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How to guide
LexisLibrary advanced certification guide

The LexisLibrary Advanced Certification tests candidates on their ability to research legal material and their familiarity with the online database. This guide aims to equip students with a more specialised skillset and further understanding of how to use LexisLibrary.

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LexisLibrary foundation certification
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LexisLibrary advanced certification
How to guide
LexisLibrary academic user guide

A guide outlining the key features of LexisLibrary for academic users, including case searching, legislation features, searching for journals, key books and how to get the best possible marks with correct referencing.

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How to guide
LexisLibrary quick start guide

A quick guide designed to get you logged in and some quick tips for finding content quickly using LexisLibrary.

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