What's the Difference Between ILL and Consortium Loan for an RA?
More ILL Policies and general FAQs.
- Do not spend more than 20 minutes trying to locate a citation. Ask for help from the Reference Desk (202-662-9140, email, via Chat with a Librarian) or ILL Office.
- Search HathiTrust for digitized versions of published materials that are now in the public domain. Note that libraries do not lend materials that are 100 years or more in age.
- Try Factiva for the web or online newspaper articles. Some newspaper web articles do not appear in the print editions.
- Don't forget about print or microform journals. Scholarly articles published prior to the 1990s that are not found as PDF via HeinOnline or JSTOR may exist only in hardcopy form. Search for the journal title in GULLiver catalog to check our print volume and microform holdings. If unavailable, then submit as an ILL.
- Not sure how to start your research? Make a Research Consultation with one of the Law Librarians.
- The Library Research Services Department offers trainings for faculty research assistants. Keep an eye out for training announcements via campus email broadcasts, from your faculty supervisor, on campus digital signs.
- Check your spam or junk folder in your email account for messages sent from the Law Center (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com), main campus (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) and WRLC service (e.g. @wrlc.org).
- If you use auto-forwarding, be aware that if the first email account filters a message as junk, then that message will not be forwarded tot he second account.
- All library services issues arrival notices, reminders to renew or return, and/or overdue or recall notifications. Do not ignore them.
- The Law Library offers perma.cc, a web page archival service, and Georgetown Dataverse, a digital dataset repository. Contact the Reference Desk for more information (202-662-9140, email@example.com, Chat with a Librarian).