The Alyne Queener Massey Law Library provides a variety of services for the Law School faculty. Your library liaison will work with you and other members of your research team to help you locate information and identify and obtain relevant books, articles, and electronic resources to assist you with your teaching and scholarship.
Books may be checked out in person at the Law Library's Circulation Desk and by e-mail at email@example.com. You may also request materials from the other VU campus libraries through the Law Library’s document delivery services.
You may drop off books, including those belonging to another VU library or borrowed through interlibrary loan, at the Law Library’s Circulation Desk or place them in the Library’s box in the mailroom.
BNA E-Mail Highlights
The Law Library subscribes to Bloomberg BNA. To receive e-mail highlights, go to http://www.bna.com/lawschool. Then on the top right, click on Sign Up for E-mail Updates. Please note that if you are off campus you will need your VU ID and password to access these services. For more information, contact your liaison.
The Law Library is a member of CALI (The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) which provides access to over 600 interactive, computer-based tutorials available in 32 different legal subject areas, useful for both students and faculty. For more information, go to http://cali.org. In order to set-up a new account, faculty must enter the law school's authorization code. Contact your library liaison for this authorization code.
Collection Development and Faculty Orders
Faculty members are encouraged to recommend purchases for the collection. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or send your recommendations to your liaison.
To place materials on Reserve, please e-mail email@example.com.
Current Index to Legal Periodicals
Faculty members may sign up for a customized weekly e-mail edition of the Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) published by the University of Washington Law Library. This index provides current indexing of articles from major law reviews and journals. The customized version (SmartCILP) lets you choose to receive a table of contents from individual law reviews and/or items based on selected subject areas. To set up a customized profile, go to http://depts.washington.edu/scilp/scilp3.cgi. Your affiliation is Vanderbilt University. Please contact your library liaison for Vanderbilt's authorization code.
The link to Research Databases on the left side of the Law Library’s homepage (http://law.vanderbilt.edu/library/e-resources/index.aspx) provides easy access to law and non-law research databases. When accessing the library databases off campus through the Law Library's website, you will be routed through the proxy server, which will request your VU ID and password.
Library staff will provide photocopies of cases, articles, and other library materials. Please e-mail requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Research Carrels
To reserve a carrel, please e-mail email@example.com.
For assistance with course reserves, exam archives, or librarian research instruction for courses, please contact your liaison.
Materials not available in the VU Libraries may be obtained through interlibrary loan. Please submit interlibrary loan requests by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lexis & Westlaw
The Law Library subscribes to both LEXIS (http://lexis.com) and WESTLAW (http://westlaw.com). For questions about your passwords, call or e-mail
Jason Sowards at 322.1438 or email@example.com.
The Law Library shares an online library catalog (Acorn) (http://acorn.library.vanderbilt.edu) with the other VU libraries.
Research Assistant Training
For research assistant training, please contact your liaison.
For reference assistance, please contact your liaison or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Larry Reeves, Associate Dean and Director, Associate Professor of Law
Catherine Deane, Foreign & International Law Librarian
Stephen Jordan, Head of Research Services
Mary Prince, Associate Director for Library Services
Jason Sowards, Assistant Director for Instruction & Technology
Bill Walker, Acquisitions Librarian
Circulation Desk 343.8731
Reference Desk 343.8737