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Summer Associate Research Guide: Library and Vendor Info

Welcome

Greetings and best wishes for a successful summer experience. This guide is intended to refresh your recollection with respect to some basic legal research skills, and to serve as a handy guide to finding more information if you need it. Of course, please do not hesitate to call the law library reference staff at (312) 915-7205, or visit our web site at http://www.luc.edu/law/library to make a Reference by Appointment Request, or to find a Reference Librarian’s e-mail address.  It is our goal to help you look good!

Research Guides

In addition to the information contained in this Guide, the Law Library also has a number of research guides devoted to specific legal subjects and practice areas. Don't forget to look at those as well.

If you are looking for a research guide on a subject that the Law Library does not have, use an advanced Google search to locate guides. Run a search with the words of your subject, "research guide" as an exact phrase, and restrict the search to the domain .edu.

LexisNexis White Paper on Summer Associates Research and Writing Skills

In a White Paper published in November, 2016, LexisNexis surveyed 330 summer associates across the country about the legal research and writing skills needed to succeed. Read the results here.

On This Page

This page contains links to and information about helpful resources and key contacts that you may need while you are away from school over the summer. Specifically, this page includes:

LUC Law Library Summer Hours and Info

Law Library Summer Hours

Sunday

CLOSED

Monday

8 am – 8 pm

Tuesday

8 am – 8 pm

Wednesday

8 am – 8 pm

Thursday

8 am – 8 pm

Friday

9 am – 5 pm

Saturday

9 am – 5 pm

 

Reference Desk Summer Hours

Sunday

CLOSED

Monday

10 am – 12 pm
2 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday

10 am – 12 pm
2 pm – 6 pm

Wednesday

10 am – 12 pm
2 pm – 6 pm

Thursday

10 am – 12 pm
2 pm – 6 pm

Friday

10 am – 12 pm
2 pm – 6 pm

Saturday

9 am - 3 pm


Contact Information

Circulation Desk: (312) 915-6986

Reference Desk: (312) 915-7205
loyolalawreference@luc.edu

Addresses, Phone Numbers, and Contacts

Law Libraries

 

Loyola University Chicago Law Library
25 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 915-7205

DePaul University Law Library
25 E. Jackson Blvd., 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8701

Northwestern Univ. Law Library
357 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 503-8451

IIT-Chicago Kent Law Library
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 906-5600

John Marshall Law School Library
315 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 427-2737

Univ. Chicago Law Library
1121 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-9615

Harold Washington Public Library
400 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 747-4300

Cook County Law Library
2900 Daley Center
50 W. Washington St., 29th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-5423

 

Key Research Contacts

Loyola University Chicago Law Library Reference Desk: (312) 915-7205

Circuit Court of Cook County Information: (312) 603-4259

Illinois Legislative Reference Bureau: (217) 782-6625

Bloomberg Law Help Line: (888) 560-2529

Lexis Help Line: 1-800-45-LEXIS (1-800-455-3947)

Westlaw Help Line: 1-800-REF-ATTY (1-800-733-2889)

Online Vendors' Summer Policies

Bloomberg Law Access

Current 1Ls and 2Ls will have unlimited access to their Bloomberg Law accounts for both academic and work-related research during the summer months, just as they do during the school year. No special registration is required.

Spring 2016 graduates will have unlimited, unrestricted access to their Bloomberg Law accounts for six months after graduation. Again, no special registration is required.

If you have any questions about summer or post-graduate Bloomberg Law access, please contact Haley Harris, Loyola’s Client Success Manager for Bloomberg Law, at hharris@bna.com.

Lexis Access

Current 1Ls and 2Ls will have full access to their Lexis Advance accounts with their law school ID all summer. This includes both academic use and work use (no restrictions). There is no need to register; full access is automatically provided.

Spring 2016 graduates will have full access to Lexis Advance via their law school IDs through December 31, 2016. Please note that on July 1st, the Spring graduates’ view of the Law School Home Page will switch from their current view to the “graduate view”. This new view will provide helpful information for careers and job searching.

If you have any questions about summer or post-graduate Lexis access, please contact Shannon McDermott, Loyola’s Lexis Account Executive, at shannon.mcdermott@lexisnexis.com.

Westlaw

In order to obtain unlimited access to their Westlaw accounts during the summer months, current 1Ls and 2Ls will need to register their accounts using the link on the Westlaw home page. Permissible uses of a student password during the summer months include:

  • Summer law school classes and study abroad programs
  • Law Review and Journal work, including write-on competitions
  • Research assistantships
  • Moot court
  • Unpaid internships/externships
  • Bar exam preparation
  • Job searching

Please keep in mind that summer Westlaw access is still subject to the same academic usage restriction that applies during the school year; you may not use your Loyola Westlaw password for work-related summer research projects.

Helpful Free Online Legal Research Resources

Includes links to key Loyola resources, Cook County resources, Illinois and federal government Web sites, and links to major legal portals.

Subject Guide

Tom Keefe

Subject Guide

Nanette Norton