Research Tools & Resources

Research resources at the Law Library encompass our reference librarians, our collections, and of course our databases and other online systems.

Access our:

Affordable Course Materials
Information on affordable course materials for faculty.

Career Guides
Librarian-authored guides to choosing a career in an area of practice.

Every law database we subscribe to.  See Swem Library's non-law database list for resources from all other disciplines.

Exams & Study Aids
Past exams, study guides, and more!

Legal Practice Handouts
These handouts summarize the legal research techniques you learned in your Legal Practice classes.

Legal Reference Sources
Selected legal encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, and more.

proxyThis! Bookmarklet
Right-click and bookmark or favorite → this link ←. When you find an article or resource online and you didn't arrive there through a link from a W&M libraries webpage, open your bookmarks and select proxyThis! to be prompted for your username and password, if W&M has proxy access to the database.

Research Guides
How to research particular legal topics.

Research Resources for Visitors

Links to WestlawNext Patron Access and LexisNexis Academic, guides to performing basic legal research, and more.