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 either LMU Worldcat Piper or Aquabrowser.
The Law Library print collection is searchable via Lincoln Memorial University’s online public access catalog (OPAC), Worldcat Piper, and via Aquabrowser, the Law Library’s federated search platform. Both Piper 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 Piper and Aquabrowser, follow the links provided above.
Audiovisual materials are located in a jukebox next to the self-checkout station near the receptionist’s desk on the first floor. Patrons retrieve the jewel-case of the audiovisual material from the library shelves and the material from the jukebox is dispensed. Audiovisual materials circulate for one-week 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 LexisNexis and Westlaw. Specific holdings information and links to individual periodical titles is accessible from the A-Z List via the Law Library webpage. 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.
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 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 Windows Live Messenger. The Duncan School of Law Library is using Windows Live Messenger 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.
- Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Reference hours may change during examination periods, holidays, and interterm 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.
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.