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Legal Research and Writing: Introduction to Law Library Resources: Law Library Website and Catalogs

A short introduction to law library resources.

Contact Us

There are multiple ways of contacting the reference librarians:

Just look for "Ask Us" on every law library page.


Off-Campus Access To Databases

To use licensed electronic resources from off-campus, you will need to configure your web browser on your home computer or laptop to route through the campus proxy server. Your Internet browsing appears to be originating from campus, thereby opening the way to resources which are restricted to campus computers.

The proxy server webpage offers detailed instructions for configuring your particular browser. This service is available for all UC Berkeley students. You will need your Calnet ID and passphrase.



Library Catalogs

Berkeley Law's online catalog. This is the first place to start to locate books and journals on a particular topic.
Search examples:

Author search
choper, jesse

Title search
clear and effective legal writing

Title search (for a journal):
berkeley journal of international law

Note the links to multiple online locations for most of the journals.

OskiCat is the web-based catalog for most of the holdings of the UC Berkeley libraries (but not the law library).

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