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The UC Hastings Law Library offers a variety of services and resources tailored to students to assist them with their classwork and research.
- : The UC Hastings Library Catalog is our search engine for finding books and journals in the UC Hastings Law Library, including articles and journals on , , , and .
- : Connects library users to books at UC Hastings and libraries around the world, as well as records of journal articles, e-books, licensed databases, online periodicals and collections of digital items. to make Interlibrary Loan Requests for items not available through the UC Hastings Library Catalog. Log in to to check on the status of your Interlibrary Loan Requests.
- Subject- and course-specific research guides prepared by UC Hastings research librarians.
- Research Certificate Program: The Legal Research Certificate Program is designed to provide law students of all ability levels with the research tools necessary for success in internships, externships, summer associate positions, etc. Attend live “lunch and learns” and complete online quizzes to earn a notation of completion on your transcript. Contact a Librarian for more information.
- Non-GPA, for-credit advanced legal research courses are taught each semester, both in person and online. Consult for details.
- List of research databases to which the library subscribes, as well as free research resources available online.
- Exams Database
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For individualized research assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk or contact the research librarians via chat or email. You can also make an appointment for in-depth research assistance.