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Boley Law Library wants to meet your faculty needs by providing exceptional teaching resources, research, and access to you. Below you will find information in three areas to help with your library needs. The three areas include: teaching resources, which encompass teaching support and general legal inquiries; research, which supports your scholarship; and access services, which encompass borrowing and technical service areas.
In Class Visits
For general database questions, contact the reference desk. Problems with Westlaw, Lexis, or Bloomberg sign ins, contact Meredith Kostek. If you need to request access to a database, fill out this form and access codes will be sent to you.
Students use past exams to study for current exams and test their understanding of a subject. Our current past exams database is listed by professor and by subject. Only current Lewis & Clark Law School community members have access to this database. If you would like your exam to be listed in the past exam database, please contact Meredith Kostek.
For online learning management tools resources, contact Meredith Kostek.
Ask a Librarian
The law librarians at Boley Law Library are always happy to help whenever a research question arises. Here are the main ways to get in touch with the law school's librarians.
Contact Mari Cheney with your research project questions. She will then distribute the work to the research and instruction team.
Research Assistant Training
Meredith Kostek works with Rita Martinez to make sure all RAs have training and support throughout their research assistantship. Training workshops are held at the beginning of each summer and one on one appointments are offered to all RAs as they receive new assignments.
Sometimes a book or article is not available at our institution. There are several ways the library can get that resource for you. Often a book will be part of our Summit consortium and can be ordered directly through our catalog. We can also go outside our consortium and interlibrary loan (ILL) a book or article for you from around the world. Fill out this form or email the library for help.
Working Papers and Self Archives
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) are repositories for working papers and self archives of your scholarship. Lewis & Clark is an institutional member of SSRN so you can link your scholarship with the school. Contact Sarah Johnson for help connecting to the LC SSRN network.
Open Access Educational Resources
We encourage you to take a look at our Open Educational Resources (OER) & Affordable Course Materials guide as it highlights OER resources beyond the ones listed below.
Digital Study Aids and Ebooks
Boley Law Library has two digital study aids and ebooks subscriptions with many of the most used classroom aids available for students. Aspen Learning Library (formerly Wolters Kluwer) and West Academic have digital copies of highly rated study materials for students. The Aspen Learning Library has the titles Examples & Explanations, Glannon Guides, and Emanuel's and West has the titles Gilbert Law Summaries and the Nutshell books. These can also be found in the A-Z Database List under 'S' for Study Aid.
To suggest a book purchase for the library, please fill out this form.
To request additional books be put on reserve for your class contact: Sarah Hunsberger.