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Cite-Checking & Library Research

Suggestions for law students conducting cite-checks

Gallagher Law Library

The Law Library and its catalog are the first stops for locating copies of printed books, law reviews, primary legal sources, government publications, East Asian legal sources, and many legal and law-related material from Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and major European countries.

Search the Law Library catalog by the title of the publication. Record the call number and library location of each item. Also note if any of the items are currently checked out. Consult a reference librarian for explanations of any mysterious or confusing information. Retrieve items and take them to the Circulation Desk for check-out.

Other UW Libraries & Summit Libraries

For materials not available at the Gallagher Law Library, change the search scope to UW Libraries + Summit, which includes records from more than 30 academic libraries in Oregon and Washington.

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Several other law libraries are included in this catalog:

  • Seattle University Law Library
  • Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, Paul L. Boley Law Library
  • University of Oregon, John E. Jaqua Law Library
  • Willamette College of Law, J.W. Long Law Library

You may place requests for any circulating items you find in Summit by using the Request This Item feature. You will need your UW NetID to complete the request. Material will be delivered at the Law Library's Circulation Desk.

Interlibrary Loan

For materials not available from any other source, submit an Interlibrary Loan request.

To ensure that you have an accurate citation, please consult with a reference librarian. We can use other databases to confirm the accuracy of the citation.

You will be notified by email when the Interlibrary Loan materials have arrived. The loan period is determined by the library that loans the book.