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Library Services for Faculty and Staff

Information for UW Law Faculty and Staff about the services we offer.

Research Assistance

Reference librarians are experts in legal research and helping faculty with their research needs is one of our primary responsibilities. We spend many hundreds of hours per year assisting faculty with their research and are always ready to take on more. If you need assistance with your research, whether it be an in-depth legislative history or simply tracking down an article, please contact us at

Reference staff can also help you become a more efficient researcher or show you how to navigate the library's latest database acquisitions. Please let us know if you'd like to schedule a training session for any of the specialized databases offered to you.

Research Guides

Research guides are librarian-curated compilations of resources related to a particular topic or area of law. Beginning a research project by finding a relevant research guide can save you time when figuring out first steps. The Law Library has a robust collection of research guides intended to help you with your research on topics ranging from Washington State legislative history research to immigration law. While these are a good starting point, remember that you can always contact us for help finding and navigating resources! You can find a full listing of our guides here: