Research Help

LLS students are welcome to stop by, call, email or text the library reference desk at any time for research assistance. Reference librarians are available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The reference staff assists students in a variety of endeavors.  Representative tasks include:

Legal Scholarship Research Assistance
Whether you are writing a note, working on a seminar paper, or doing other scholarly research, it can be challenging to find relevant and authoritative materials in an time effective manner.  Reference librarians can provide personalized assistance and may suggest additional sources or research strategies you may not have considered. Finding relevant subject-specific databases or resources can provide depth to your legal analysis and enhance the reliability of your work.

Journal Services
If you're looking for an item on your cite collection list and are having trouble locating a PDF or print copy of a resource, contact the reference desk for assistance. We can see if the item is held by Rains Library or help you locate the material elsewhere. 

Other Research Assistance
Reference librarians can also help you locate legal resources and suggest research strategies for a variety of tasks.  Feel free to stop by, email, call or text the Reference Desk for further assistance.