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Student Survival Kit

This guide covers the library facilities and services available to incoming and current law students through the Law Library and its faculty/staff.


The research librarians provide a wide range of research support and training. We offer training session throughout the academic year including series on using online study aids and on research skills for summer employment. You can get more details about the training programs being offered this semester and register using the Training Calendar below.

The library collection contains books about legal research, available in print and e-book formats. The librarians have also created Research Guides on a wide variety of legal research topics. To learn more about and access those resources see the information included below.

Live Research Training

Locate Research Guides

If you need help when we are not available, we have created many research guides for students. The full list is available here.  A few Research Guides that might be of particular use to you as a 1L include: 

Basic Legal Research Tips             

Federal Judicial Materials

Federal Statutes and Legislation

Massachusetts Legal Research

Reading Legal Citations

Secondary Sources

Study Aids and Exam Preparation Resources

You can also conduct a search for your research topic using the search box below.