Teaching Support

Adjunct Seth Williams teaching students

Presentations by Librarians

Many courses have paper requirements or drafting exercises. Librarians are available to guest lecture to introduce students to class subject-specific resources. Topics we have presented on include:

        * administrative law        * intellectual property
        * bioethics                      * international arbitration
        * fact investigations        * international law
        * family law                     * tax law
        * immigration law

 

Custom Course Subject Guides

Law librarians can create web research guides or handouts that recommend and describe resources related to class assignments. For example, see this guide for the Animal Law class. Liaisons can provide further information.

West LegalEd Center & Beyond the Bar Programs

Faculty have access to over 6,000 on-demand continuing education programs. Students have access to many of these CLE programs and all programs in the Beyond the Bar library. Contact your library liaison for access information and for assistance in identifying programs that may supplement your class assignments.  

Textbooks and Course Materials

Check here for our current list of account reps by publisher.

Faculty may request that a book from our collection or theirs be put on Reserve for students to use in the library. Contact Regina Kozul for more information. Search Library catalog by Course Name or Professor’s Name.

        

Faculty may make old exams available to current Villanova Law students either electronically or in print. Contact the VLS TechZone to add an exam to the exam database. Contact Regina Kozul to put a print exam on Reserve.

Copyright Permissions Service

For assistance obtaining permission to use print or electronic materials in course packets or on Blackboard, contact Amy Spare. Resources that may be helpful in doing a ‘fair use” analysis include:

 

 

Creating Direct Links to Documents in an Online Database

Database Name Link Creator
Westlaw No longer available-Use WestlawNext
WestlawNext Link Builder
Lexis Advance Not Currently Available
HeinOnline
Please see Instructions
PLI Discover PLUS
(on law databases page)
Please see Instructions

 

Research Quick Links

Reference Desk Hours:

Sun: 1 - 6 PM
Mon - Thur: 9 AM - 8 PM
Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM
Sat: No Reference

Contact Us

Circulation Desk: 610-519-7020

Reference Desk: 610-519-7024

Email a question to the reference desk

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