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First Year of Law School

Overview of sources and strategies for success in law school

Video Tour of the Law Library Website's Search Features

The Catalog

Our catalog encompasses the entire holdings of the University of Richmond. As a law student, you have access to all of the physical books held by campus libraries as well as any electronic databases purchased by main campus and by the law school. 

To search our catalog, you can use either the main blue bar on the Law Library's website:

Or select "Advanced Search" and compose a guided search using terms and connectors.

Subject Guides

The Law Librarians here at the University of Richmond have collected reference and research materials into Subject Guides--using the platform you are on now, LibGuides--to help students find topic-specific resources without having to filter through the catalog and database searches on your own. 

Each guide is curated by a law librarian. If you have questions about a specific guide, or need help with something not on this list, email


Our collection of databases within the University of Richmond is vast. To better focus on the research you'll need to do in law school, the Law Library maintains a shorter list of Law & Law-Related Databases.