Find Resources

Research Databases—Use the library catalog to find specific library items, but when you need to research a body of law, visit our law-focused Research Databases directly. Choose a database and begin a direct search within the restricted database location you choose.

Find Articles—Law-related articles are not found directly using the library catalog. Use this search feature to find articles from many legal journals the LRC subscribes too.

Research Guides—Helpful short guides to direct your initial search in a new jurisdiction or subject area of law.

Research Trainings—The law librarians provide research trainings, tailored for subject specific courses.

Local Area Legal Guides—Find San Diego area attorneys and other legal research resources.

Interlibrary Loan—For USD law students and faculty, when the LRC does not have an item you need, we can usually get it for you through the San Diego Circuit system or the interlibrary loan system.

Recent Acquisitions—Want to know the latest books recently available in your legal subject area?  Check our recent acquisitions, which are arranged by legal subject.


Pardee Legal Research Center
Pardee Legal Research Center
Phone: (619) 260-4542
Fax: (619) 260-4616
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