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Research Services for Faculty and Staff

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

Research Assistance

The Research Services librarians are experts in legal research. 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 

Legal Research Guides

We have created legal research guides on a number of common topics, such as researching case law, statutes, and secondary sources. Research guides are lists of librarian-recommended resources on your specific topic, and are an excellent starting point for any legal research project. See our research guides here.

Posting to SSRN

UW Law faculty and staff may have Research Services librarians post papers for them. Contact Mary Whisner ( and Maya Swanes ( More information is available on our SSRN guide

Database Training

Research Services librarians can 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.

A listing of the databases available to UW Law faculty can be found here.

Need to find information in disciplines other than law? Contact us at or check out the UW Libraries' Research Guides available here.