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Teaching Support

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 insurance law tax law
bioethics intellectual property  
fact investigations international arbitration  
family law international law  
immigration law statutes & legislative history  

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 Advanced Insurance Law class. Liaisons can provide further information.


In-Class Streaming of PA Appellate Oral Arguments

The Law Library has access to recorded streams of Pennsylvania Court oral arguments through the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Many oral argument proceedings from the PA Commonwealth, Superior, and Supreme Courts are available for viewing a few days after they occur. Using this resource, faculty can expose their students to actual appellate proceedings as a part of class, or organize a group viewing of a specific argument during a lunch break. If you are interested in exploring how we can set up a stream viewing for you, please contact your library liaison.


Textbooks and Course Materials

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

Faculty may make old exams available to current Villanova Law students electronically. Contact the Richard Wack to add an exam to the exam database


Copyright Permissions Service

For assistance obtaining permission to use print or electronic materials in course packets or on Blackboard, contact 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 Look for the "copy page URL to cliplboard" chain link icon at the top of the page or document that you wish to link to. A dialogue box will appear, click on the blue "copy link" button and then paste as usual.
Lexis Look for the "Link to this page" icon
Use the "permanent link to this page" button and select "Off-Campus/Remote Access" link.
PLI Plus 
(on law databases page)
Please see Instructions
Falvey Library Databses
Create permalink using Falvey's Proxy Link Builder


Research Quick Links

Reference Hours:

Academic Year:
Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM

For evening and weekend assistance, email

These hours are subject to change due to government orders or changes in university and law school policies.