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LL.M. Research Guide

Law library services center on:

  • Providing safe, quiet study spaces with internet access
  • Providing access to electronic and print resources
  • Getting requested materials from the library into your hands
  • Teaching you to research
  • Consulting with you about research questions

Law Library Homepage

The information in the center of the Library Homepage is constantly changes.  While some of it focuses on in-person services, it also has links to more information on Checkout/Delivery and Research Help.  These links correspond to the Get Library Materials and Research Help tabs in the left frame.  There is also a Student Services tab that has more information for you.

Getting Help

On the homepage, you’ll see buttons for Chat, Email, and Phone which you can use to get help with requests or other general library questions. 

Research Help:  Right now this is remote only and not immediate.  We can also schedule Zoom appointments.

Search for Books, eBooks, Videos

Use LibrarySearch (Catalog tab), signing in with UO ID to activate requesting.

Requires Duo: https://service.uoregon.edu/TDClient/2030/Portal/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=23465

Searching:

  • Limit to UO + Summit
  • Enter Search (keywords or title):
    • Example:  identity leadership
  • Limit by Resource Type (print, ebooks, DVD, etc.)
    • Select print, apply
  • Refine Date
    • 2018-2020

Requesting:  Click on title to see options

  • Full text available or Online access:  you can read it for free online
  • Request UO item (fast and free)
    • Make sure that your Pickup Location is the John E. Jaqua Law Library
  • Document Delivery (fast and free):  Scans a chapter from books owned by UO Libraries
    • Note:  for multiple chapters submit a separate request for each chapter
  • Summit Request (variable speed, free):  Mostly book loans
  • Interlibrary Loan (variable speed, free):  book loans and article scans (also called ILLiad)

Get It

  • We will email you when your order is ready.  Reply to choose:
    • Law Library pickup
    • Curbside pickup at the law school south entrance (9 am - 5 pm, Monday-Friday)
    • Mail to your home

Return It

  • No need to come to the library
  • Use book drops
    • student lounge
    • outside the second floor law library entrance
    • outside Knight Library
    • UO Portland Library
  • Mail to University of Oregon Libraries, 1501 Kincaid St, Eugene OR 97403

Retrieving Full-Text Articles By Citation in Non-Law UO Databases

Search for Journal Title in Citation Linker Within Library Catalog

Example: Identity Leadership Going Global, Journal of occupational and organizational psychology, 91(4), 697-728 (December 2018);

  • Select Academic Search Premier as fulltext source
  • Go to 2018>Vol.91 Issue 4
  • Select article title
  • PDF available (right side of screen);
  • Note:  if you did not see a pdf option, select FindText.  FindText will determine if our system has the article, and if it does not, it will direct you to Interlibrary Loan where you can request a scanned copy of the article
    • Example: Search Academic Search Premier for identity leadership
      • Result 6:  FindText will find another database that has the full article
      • Result 9:  FindText will direct you to Interlibrary Loan

Retrieving Full-Text Documents By Citation in Westlaw or Lexis

Contact Tina Ching at chingt@uoregon.edu for access problems

Examples

FTC Won’t Let Me Be, 50 Val. U. L. Rev. 227 (2015)

Ferreira v. Sterling Jewelers, Inc. 130 F. Supp.3d 471 (2015)

15 U.S.C. 45(a)(1)

16 C.F.R. 23.1

Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. Ch. 93A §9

Westlaw Knowledge Center

The Knowledge Center has helpful videos for Origins of Law, Power of Precedent, and Types of Legal Authority

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