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  • Penn Law’s global connections are supported by the wide range of international and foreign law resources found in our A to Z list of resources.


  • Biddle Law Library supports Penn Law’s faculty scholarship through our research, publication, and digital scholarship depository services.

  • Build your professional skills with our research classes and workshops announced on our events page.

  • Visit our interdisciplinary web page with a wide array of useful databases and related resources to guide you in your research.


  • Penn Law’s supportive community includes our librarians.


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Upcoming Events

March 17, 2015

  • Litigation Research
    12:00 PM Tanenbaum 345
    Prepare for summer clerkships or clinical courses with this tutorial that reviews litigation resources available on WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law.  The tutorial will also look at the Pacer and Bloomberg docketing systems.  This tutorial looks at sample litigation forms such as interrogatories, pleadings, jury instructions, and motions. It will guide the student through a variety of litigation research questions.   We will also

    briefly review secondary sources that are useful in carrying out research related to litigation.

March 18, 2015

  • Research Using Non-law University Resources & Reference Management Tools
    12:00 PM Tanenbaum 345

    Conducting interdisciplinary research for a seminar or need to consult non-law material for a journal comment, student group activity or public service assignment? Interested in learning about tools to keep your research results better organized?  This tutorial will show you how to access and use the databases, e-resources and other complementary resources for outside disciplines – such as business, economics, medicine and the social sciences – that are available to law students through Penn Libraries. We will also cover RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley and other helpful tools for storing and organizing your research results and quickly creating bibliographies in various formats, including Bluebook and MLA.

March 24, 2015

  • New York Legal Research
    12:00 PM Tanenbaum 345
    Heading for the Big Apple?  Learn what’s unique about the legal sources of the Empire State.  Impress the hiring partners with your superior research skills.  This tutorial will acquaint you with basic New York legal research sources, including statutes (McKinney’s), administrative regulations, and case law (West’s New York Digest and the New York Jurisprudence). This workshop will focus on electronic versions of these materials that are available on Westlaw and Lexis.  We will also talk about form books frequently used in New York, resources of the New York Practicing Law Institute, continuing legal education materials, legal directories, and legal newspapers.  Finally, Internet sources relevant to New York practice will be discussed.