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Training and tools available at the NUSL Law Library on legal research fundamentals, electronic legal research and Bluebook citation


The law library is here to support you with legal research. Look below for further information on our offerings, and be sure to check out our new video modules on the next page.  As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us.  Stop by and visit us at the InfoDesk (3d Floor Knowles), email, or call x3332.

Lexis Online Study Aids

CALI Lessons

Northeastern's subscription to Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) gives you access to a variety of tutorials on legal subjects. Students can use these for practice, and faculty may assign them in class.  For the student and faculty CALI access codes, visit the InfoDesk.

Online Research Guides

We offer online research guides through this platform -- LibGuides -- on a variety of 1L, upper level and general legal research topics. Look to these for research strategies and recommendations on a variety of databases, websites, and books in our collection. For example:

  • Bluebook Citation
  • Legal Database Tutorials
  • Law Library Services for Faculty
  • State & Local Legal Research
  • Massachusetts State Law
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • Statistics Research for Lawyers
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Contract Law 
  • Property Law
  • Administrative Law 

See the full list of 40+ LibGuides here.  

Every year, to support the 1L Social Justice projects, law librarian faculty liaisons review and update existing online guides and create additional sub-topic pages and new subject guides.

The main university library (Snell Library) has many research guides on non-legal subjects here.

Video Modules

Check out our video modules on basic legal research topics, created by your NUSL law librarians.  These are geared toward 1Ls, but are great for anyone looking for a refresher.  These are found on the Videos page of this guide.

Our current offerings are on Secondary Sources, Cases, and Statutes. Stay tuned for additional videos in these categories, and for new topics.

Library Staff

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Law Research Help
Info Desk - 3rd floor Knowles
(617) 373-3332

Research and Bluebook Citation Assistance: Coaching and Tutoring

The Law Library offers 36 hours of drop-in, virtual and appointment-based legal research assistance and training to students and faculty Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.

​InfoDesk 3rd Floor of the Law Library (Knowles)
Dockser Commons 

We set up a table in Dockser Commons to provide Bluebook Citation Assistance on a schedule related to the 1L writing assignment deadlines.