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Research Support

Biddle Law Library provides an extensive array of research support services to Penn Law faculty, students, and staff as well as services to the university community. Assistance with government documents research is also provided to members of the public through the Federal Depository Library Program. Our reference librarians are your partners in legal education and research. We encourage you to ask for assistance at the reference desk or to make an appointment with one of our reference librarians,


Ask A Librarian Service:Visit, call, email, or chat online with a reference librarian. Our chat service is typically available between 9am-4:30pm. You can also email questions to askbiddle@law.upenn.edu or call the Reference desk at 215.898.7853.

Research GuidesNeed to get started with your research? Research guides provide information on different areas of legal research and recommend  print and electronic resources.

Accessing E-ResourcesThis guide provides instructions for how to log into electronic resources when you are not on a networked computer. If you experience an issue, you can also request assistance

Register for Accounts: To access most of Biddle’s digital collection, you will use your Pennkey; however, for some resources, you need to create an account. This page provides registration instructions for Lexis, Bloomberg Law, Westlaw, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other electronic resources.