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Research and Reference Support
Research & Reference Support

Research Courses | CALI | Westlaw & Lexis | Wireless Printing | Electronic Support

Research Support

Law students can get help with legal or other related research by contacting any of the law librarians. The reference librarians can assist with finding information in print in our library or online through the university’s databases, on the Internet, or on Lexis, Westlaw, or Bloomberg Law. Please contact us if you need assistance finding information for any reason, whether for classes or for work. Reference librarians are available by email at researchhelp@law.arizona.edu and by inquiring at the Reference Desk.

Before making a trip to the law library, you might want to examine our list of research databases to see if the information you need is available electronically. Some databases will require that you enter your Forums login and password or your UANetID and password when accessing remotely. You may also wish to examine our online subject-based legal research guides.

Reference librarians also provide assistance to members of the College of Law’s three law journals, Arizona Law Review, Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law, and Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, ranging from helping with cite-checks and citation formats to recommending sources for student notes.

Research Courses

The law librarians teach three levels of legal research courses as part of the curriculum:  introductory, intermediate, and advanced. The introductory course is is a one-credit hour graded course running through parts of both semesters of the first year of law school. The free intermediate course, AKA Bootcamp, is taught the first week after graduation each year while the advanced course is a semester long course worth three credit hours. For more information about the research courses and access to course materials, contact one of the reference librarians.


The College of Law is a member of CALI, or the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit consortium of law schools that researches and develops computer-mediated legal instruction and supports institutions and individuals using technology in legal education. The CALI website provides a collection of more than 270 computer-based tutorials in over 28 different legal subject areas.

First-time users must register and create a password using the student authorization code. Login to CALI with the password you create once registered. The student authorization code is accessible by clicking here.

Westlaw and Lexis

The law library pays for academic access to Westlaw and Lexis for College of Law faculty and student use. The College of Law receives access to these services under special educational contracts stipulating that the services may be used only for educational purposes.

Wireless Printing

Wireless printing is now available using the campus WEPA service. Please download and install the latest drivers for your computer type.

Wireless printing allows students to send print jobs from laptop computers to the WEPA kiosk next to circulation and pay using your CatCard. Normal printing charges apply. CatCash cards are available for visitors at the Circulation Desk.

Electronic Support

The Law Library offers a wide-array of electronic support to College of Law students. For a detailed description of the support offered, click here.

Page Updated:  20 August 2013