Use the Law Library's online catalog (Primo) to find out what books or journals the library already owns.
+ Suggest a strategy if you don’t know where to start
+ Help with abbreviations using abbreviation dictionaries such as Prince’s Bieber Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations (Reference Desk); World Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations (Ref K89 .K38 1991); and Cardiff Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations
+ Advise you on finding hard to locate sources
+ Help you borrow a source using Summit and Worldcat
It’s difficult, if not impossible, for the library to obtain the following for you:
Paper vs. Microfiche vs. Electronic
Dockets are very useful for locating in-depth case information and through Bloomberg Law, LC students and faculty have access to the underlying documents in a case. If the document is unavailable through Bloomberg Law, contact a Reference Librarian for assistance as librarians have access to PACER and can often locate the documents you need. Note that PACER coverage may not include all cases, especially old ones, so sometimes it is necessary to contact the clerk of court in the specific jurisdiction.
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