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The research guide will help you find sources within the library and databases.


This Law research guide presents resources to help students find sources to begin research. By clicking on the labeled tabs above and exploring the selected resources below, students can find materials quickly, identify specific areas of interest, and get tips and guidance on how to continue searching for relevant books, e-books, and articles, how to format citations, and how to avoid plagiarism.

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Print Reference

Reference books provide general background on a subject and may include a bibliography. The material listed below is an example of the wide variety held at the reference area of the library. These books cannot be checked out and can only be viewed within the library.

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Start your research with OneSearch. Search the Library's print books, e-books, articles and more, all in one place.

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If you need help with your research, visit us at the Reference Desk on the first floor of the library, call us at 323-953-4000 ext. 2406, or connect with a Librarian via 24/7 Chat.

Online Reference


The library carries copies of many of the textbooks needed for your classes. Textbooks are available for 2-hour checkout, 7-day checkout, and in some cases 28-day checkout (check with your professor if they accept earlier editions). Search the catalog below for availability. 

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The 2-hour and 7-day versions are available at the circulation desk on the first floor. The 28-day checkout copies are available in the stacks (2nd and 3rd floor of the library, depending on the call number). If you have any questions, check in with the Librarian at the reference desk!

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