Faculty - Law Library Services

Our goal is to support your teaching and research by providing access to legal information in print, electronic, and other media.

Please be aware that the Jerry Falwell Library may have different policies and procedures.

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Electronic Databases

Links to all electronic subscriptions are available from the Research Databases webpage. Most subscriptions do not require any password; you will be automatically logged in to the subscription when you click on the link from within the law school. When accessing subscriptions from off-campus you will be asked for your Liberty University username and password. Once entered, you will have the same access as if you were on campus.

Borrowing Privileges

Law faculty may check out any item from the law library, including reference and reserve materials. Faculty research assistants may check out items on behalf of the faculty member for whom they work. The general borrowing period for law faculty is one semester, but arrangements can be made for a longer period if necessary. Please coordinate borrowing issues with the associate librarian for Access or the Circulation Desk supervisor.

Current awareness: E-mail Alerting and Routing Requests

LexisNexis and Westlaw offer a variety of alerts and trackers. Faculty can also subscribe to a variety of subscription email alerts or moderated listservs to receive regular, current awareness information, including:

SmartCILP

To set up your personal profile go to http://lib.law.washington.edu/cilp/profile.html

  • Obtain our authorization code from a librarian.
  • Select the subjects in which you are interested.
  • Some recommendations from CILP:
    • Don't pick every subject -- be selective in your profile, or just select "all subjects" for the full CILP.
    • Print your profile. If you make changes to your profile, it will overwrite what you've done before.

BNA Resources:

Our online subscription includes email updates for the following publications:

  • ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Responsibility
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report
  • Criminal Law Reporter
  • Family Law Reporter
  • Labor and Employment Law Library
  • Securities Regulation & Law Reporter
  • U.S. Law Week. You will automatically receive US Law Week.

Notify the associate librarian for Access to receive email updates from any of the above publications.

Legal Scholarship Network

Registration is free. As a first time user, go to http://hq.ssrn.com/ and complete the registration process. Subsequently, you will be able to log in using an SSRN identity number (which is usually your e-mail address) and password.

Newspapers

In addition to electronic alerts, the law library maintains print subscriptions to many major legal newspapers and bulletins are available in the library, including:

  • Wall Street Journal
  • Washington Post
  • ABA Journal
  • National Law Journal
  • Virginia Law Weekly

This is far from a comprehensive list. Feel free to stop in the library and browse our many periodicals and newspapers.

Copyright Information

Learn about U.S. and Liberty copyright information here.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Library materials and copies of journal articles not available in Ehrhorn Law Library may be requested through interlibrary loan (ILL). Interlibrary loan is managed through our circulation department. Requested materials will be available within four days to two weeks. Requests to borrow can be submitted to the associate librarian for Access and Circulation Desk supervisor.

Course Reserves

Law faculty may place books, chapters, articles, or sample examinations on reserve. Course Reserve offers controlled, ready access to your course materials. Faculty members are encouraged to place their material on reserve as early before the beginning of the semester as possible. All personal materials are returned to the faculty member at the end of the semester. Items will be removed from reserve at the end of the designated semester unless other instructions are provided.

Book Requests

Faculty members play an essential role as subject specialists, and are encouraged to recommend new titles and other materials for library purchase. Purchase requests can be sent to the associate librarian for Collection Management.

Database and Research Training

Contact any law librarian to request individual, group, or classroom training.

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