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Journal Staff Legal Research Guide: Locating and Borrowing

This guide is designed to assist law journal staff through the process of selecting topics, writing, editing and cite checking law review articles.

Borrowing from Law Library

Journal staff should identify themselves at the Circulation Desk when checking out materials. Journal staff receive longer check out periods and can check out some materials that are non-circulating (e.g. reporters). Journal staff are responsible for turning in the materials on time and in good condition. If you are using the materials for non-journal purposes (e.g. your own study or other research), please check them out in your own name.

Tips for Basic Catalog Searches

From the law library website, click on Catalog.

Enter your search terms and select Law Library from the drop-down menu. Click Search.

Screenshot of library catalog with dropdown menu limiting search to Law Library

Capitalization and punctuation are not necessary.

When searching for a title, do not include any initial articles, such as "a", "an", or "the".

Narrow and Refine a Catalog Search

Once you have retrieved records from a search, you have the option to narrow your search by clicking on the facets on the left side of the screen.

Screenshot of library catalog with options at left side of screen to limit search