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Online Tutorials

Learn how to use essential legal research tools with our online tutorials.  These tutorials include sound.  To use them on Law Library public computers, if you don't have your own headphones see additional options in the green box at lower right.

UMich Law Library Website

UMich Law Library Catalog


Interlibrary Loan 

Other Catalogs

Print Resources

Scripts by Prof. Ted Becker

Each of these tutorials can be used from anywhere that you have an Internet connection.  Shepard's electronic resource has Library-only access so it is recommended to follow this tutorial from the Library terminals. 

Adobe Flash player is required for viewing. The Flash player can be downloaded here.

    Audio Tours

    The Law Library's audio tours are one of the best ways for new law students to learn to use the Law Library. Download these to your own mp3 player or borrow a CD and CD player at the circulation desk on Sub-2. Be sure to pick up a handout at the circulation desk, or print one from here.

    The Orientation Tour is a guide to the most important locations in the library, and it describes major reference and circulation services.

    The Legal Research Basics Tour guides you through the steps to using basic legal research sources in print, including federal and state statutes, cases, digests, encyclopedias, restatements, annotations, and law journals.

    Using Tutorials on the Law Library Public Computers

    The tutorials include audio. To use them on Law Library public computers, if you don't have your own headphones, try these options:

    • Checkout headphones from the Circulation Desk on Sub-2.
    • Turn off the audio by left-clicking the speaker icon  in the taskbar and selecting Mute. Then turn on the Closed Captioning included on all tutorials. Closed Captioning can be turned on via the lower navigation with the CC button:
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