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Scholarly Legal Research

This guide presents resources for finding articles, books, and primary law to cite and discuss in your scholarly writing.

Library Hours - Starting First Week of Classes Fall 2021

*An active UMass Pass is needed for entry.

Orientation Week (August 23-27)
Monday: 9am-6pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 9am-9pm
Friday: 9am-5pm

Library hours (starting August 28)
Sunday: 11am-midnight
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-midnight
Friday: 7:30am-9pm
Saturday: 8am-6pm

The library offers extended hours during exams.  Hours may be reduced during breaks such as summer. Occasional changes occur for unforeseen reasons and are communicated via email and social media.


Guide to Scholarly Legal Resources

The Library offers print material, access to electronic databases, and services that are essential to your research. This guide will give you an overview of these important tools, but we hope that you will meet with librarians regularly to ensure that you find the resources that you need.  This guide also points to trusted free databases online.  Please use the tabs at the top of this guide to learn more.