This guide includes resources to help new legal researchers.
Reference librarians are available to provide additional research help. Visit the Library's Reference Desk either in-person or via chat or email, or schedule a research consultation with a librarian to meet on-on-one or in small groups.
For general information about the library, check out our Guide for New Students.
New students will receive an email from the Library during Orientation with registration information for legal research platforms Westlaw Edge, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law. First year J.D. students will need these before the first Legal Practice: Writing & Analysis class. The email from the library will be sent to your Georgetown email address. If you do not see the email in your inbox or spam folder, please contact the Library's Reference Desk either in-person or via chat or email.
Consult our research guides for tips on using legal research tools. Want more? See our complete list of guides for research.
You might find CALI lessons (interactive legal instructional lessons) helpful for review or additional guidance. Lessons are available at www.cali.org, including CALI lessons covering legal research and writing. Get a registration code by picking up a CALI card from the display in the Reading Room, or by asking at the Reference Desk either in-person or via chat or email.