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Library Services for Law Faculty

Information about D'Angelo Law Library services for Law faculty.

Reference & Research Services

Librarian Research Support: Research requests can be directed to the librarians through FacultyWeb or by emailing Connie Fleischer or Sheri Lewis Library staff can help with a wide variety of substantive research tasks, including:

  • legal and non-legal academic research
  • locating and compiling legislative histories
  • finding business, company, and financial information
  • researching court dockets and litigation documents
  • performing literature reviews
  • resource and database recommendations
  • creating custom bibliographies
  • research strategy consultation (e.g. complex terms and connectors searches, efficient search strategies)
  • document delivery

Empirical Research Support

The D'Angelo Law Library offers services to support empirical and data-intensive research. Services available include:

  • locating, manipulating, and normalizing existing datasets
  • creating original datasets (e.g. automated web scraping, complex text parsing, natural language processing)
  • technical advice on data formats, software applications, and data analysis tools
  • data management support (e.g. sharing, citing and preserving research data; drafting data management plans)

Please send a request to FacultyWeb to request assistance, discuss specific projects, or learn more about these services.

Research Assistants

Student Research Assistants: For longer term projects, Law faculty may engage research assistants through Von Taverdi,  Faculty Support Coordinator. The Law Library offers consultations, advice, and assistance to research assistants working for Law faculty. Please refer your RAs to Todd Ito as they begin their projects so that we can assist them to be as productive as possible. 

Library RA Program: For short projects (10-20 hours), Law faculty who have research budgets may engage the services of a Library Research Assistant. Contact Sheri Lewis if you are interested.

Proxy Borrowing: Faculty with annual borrowing privileges may designate another person as a proxy borrower. This person is able to borrow and recall books on behalf of the faculty member, with the same loan periods and privileges that the faculty member would have in person. All material charged on the proxy borrower's card is the responsibility of the faculty member. To request a proxy borrower account, complete this application formIf you have further questions concerning Proxy Borrower Privileges, please contact the ID & Privileges Office.

RA CarrelsThe Library has a limited number of assigned carrels on the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors for use by research assistants and other students. Most Library materials may be charged to in the D'Angelo Law Library carrels  If your RA would like to use a carrel, please have the RA complete the online application form.