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DSOL Law Library: General Information

DSOL Library: Information & Services

Library Collection and Services

Much of the Law Library’s collection is in digital format, including primary source materials such as statutes, reporters, and regulations; secondary sources, such as treatises and monographs; and finding tools, such as digests, citators, and encyclopedias. The print collection includes Tennessee legal practice materials, Hornbooks, Nutshells, and other study materials that law students find useful. Their exact location may be determined by searching the LMU WorldCat catalog. 

Library Catalog

The Law Library print collection is searchable via Lincoln Memorial University’s online public access catalog (OPAC), WorldCat.The Law Library's ebook and ejournal collection is searchable via Aquabrowser, a federated search platform. Both WorldCat and Aquabrowser are accessible to students and faculty on and off campus, via the Internet. The majority of the Duncan School of Law Library’s collection is in a digital format and available to all students and faculty wherever they are and whenever they need access. To access WorldCat and Aquabrowser, follow the links provided.

Audiovisual Collections

Audiovisual materials are located in the first floor library in locked DVD cases. The self-checkout machine in the lobby unlocks the case after a patron has checked it out. Audiovisual materials circulate for five days with the option of one-time renewal if not requested by another patron.

Law Reviews and Journals

Law reviews and journals are available from several sources in digital format. Law reviews and journals are available through HeinOnline, a database that contains over 1,000 titles to academic law reviews in PDF, and via Lexis Advance and WestlawNext. Specific holdings information and links to individual periodical titles is accessible from the A-Z List via the Law Library website. The Index to Legal Periodicals is a legal-specific subject and author index to law journal articles, and is accessible from the Law Library’s website and via Aquabrowser.

Government Publications

All basic federal documents related to legislative, executive, and administrative activities are available in digital format via ProQuest Congressional, and the Making of the Modern Law, both accessible via Aquabrowser on the Law Library’s website. The Duncan School of Law Library is not a Federal Depository Library.

Reference Services

Reference Librarians are available to assist with reference and research questions during daytime and evening peak hours. The Reference Librarian offices are placed throughout the building, embedded within faculty office wings. Reference services are offered in-person and in conjunction with virtual reference. The Duncan School of Law Library is using Mosio as our instant messaging (IM) solution to provide one-on-one virtual reference. All students and faculty have laptop computers with built-in video cameras and microphones.

Reference Hours

  • Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
  • Saturday 11:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Reference hours may change during examination periods, holidays, and interim periods. Changes to Reference Hours will be posted on the digital screen in the lobby, and communicated via TWEN to the Duncan School of Law community.

Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service is available to Duncan School of Law faculty, staff, and students. ILL enables libraries to share their collections globally. Contact a Reference Librarian to request materials not owned by the Duncan School of Law Library.

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