Message from the Director
Welcome to the Pardee Legal Research Center (LRC). You will be working in the region's premier legal collection and facility when you enter USD's law library. Both the building and services are specifically designed to meet student and faculty research needs.
In addition to a fine collection of books, the library offers computer research services, a very strong microforms and documents collection and generous space for work and study. The library is open seven days per week on a schedule of 108 hours. Professional reference service is available during a majority of the library's operating hours.
Our knowledgeable and service-oriented staff is available to assist in both your teaching and scholarship. Please call on us at (619) 260-4542; we are here to offer our expertise. Various library services are available to facilitate your research and add to your productivity.
Legal Research Center Director
Legal Research Avenues for Faculty
|USD Resources||Alert Options and online materials|
|Check out or receive library materials||SSRN (USD Law Faculty scholarly works available here.)|
|Make a Request for Librarian Research||Sign up for BNA Electronic Highlights|
|Suggest a Book or Journal for Purchase||Sign up for SmartCILP (receive an e-mail message each week that focuses only on the subject headings and journals you choose.)|
|Searching for library materials||Sign up for the Chronicle of Higher Education|
|Library Purchase Process for individual faculty||Research Databases (The library subscribes to a growing number of online databases. These databases contain the full text of thousands of treatises, briefs, numerous journals and newspapers, as well as bibliographic information on a wide variety of subjects.)|
|Obtaining a student Research Assistant||Contact our reference desk at email@example.com to inquire about new or specifically tailored legal subject area email alert options.|
- Put Materials on Course Reserve
- Put Previous Exams Online
- Research Skills Training for your students
- Library Tours tailored to your course
- Copyright Guidelines