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Training for Faculty/Research Assistants

The Faculty Services Librarian provides group training sessions for your Research Assistants and for Faculty Assistants who assist law professors with document retrieval.

General training sessions are held once each semester. Topics covered include: Using University catalogs and databases; research strategies; legal citation; law and non-law databases; and, using paper resources.

Additional training is available upon request.

For more information, or to request a training session for your Faculty Assistant or Research Assistant, contact Virginia Neisler, Faculty Services Librarian at 647-1746 (​).

Research Instruction for Law Courses

Reference librarians are available to provide research instruction to second and third year Law School classes and clinical law programs.

Sessions are customized to fit your course topic. Presentations are designed to instruct law students on research in a specialized area of law.

Requests for research instruction should be made at least three weeks before the date on which you would like a session. Contact Amanda Runyon at 734-763-9452 ( to arrange for a session.

Examples of research instruction presentations are available here.

Do you need help using electronic databases?

For Lexis, Westlaw or Bloomberg training and passwords contact Mike McArthur ( or 734-763-5839).

Need a refresher on using electronic legal resources? Librarians are available to provide ad hoc training in your office. Contact Amanda Runyon ( or 734-763-9452)


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