View the library’s list of databases, ebook collections, and websites.
Search for books, periodicals, and government documents.
Search past exams by course, term, and professor. LawKey required for access.
Explore faculty publications, Penn Law journals, oral histories, and other Law School publications.
Create accounts to set up access to electronic resources. Lawkey required.
Legal research is integral to legal scholarship and the professional development of each law student. Starting in the first year, the library’s educational programs give you the tools you need to find, explore, and apply the law.
Faculty librarians teach advanced legal research courses that provide students with the opportunity to refine and expand your research skills and ensure that you can confidently tackle any research problem in practice.
Research Support Services
For questions about the library or to request research assistance, patrons can call, email, chat online, or meet with a Biddle reference librarian. The library’s online chat service is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Created by Biddle’s reference librarians, research and course guides provide information on areas of legal research, including recommendations for print and electronic resources.
The Electronic Resources guide explains how to use the library’s electronic resources when working remotely. For questions or to report an issue, contact our Electronic Resources department.
For more detailed questions related to seminar papers, faculty work, or journal comment research, students are encouraged to schedule an individual in-depth research consultation with a librarian.
Penn Libraries, the university’s library system, maintains a separate catalog from the law library. Law students have full access to the Penn Libraries print and digital collections.