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Northern Illinois University
College of Law
David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library

Law Library Resources & Services for Remote Study

Welcome College of Law students!

Even though you are taking classes and studying remotely, there are still many resources available from the Law Library to help you. This guide gives you a place to start.

The Law Library's home page is your gateway to the online resources at the law library. Here you'll find:

  • Links to commonly-used online legal resources and links to a complete list of all our databases by name and by subject area.
  • Links to Libguides to help you with various aspects of legal research. Our most popular guides are the Basic Legal Research Guide and Sample Bluebook Citations.
  • A quick search box for HuskieSearch, the library's discovery system (library catalog and more). See the menu to your left for a complete guide to using HuskieSearch.

Can't find what you need online? We can get you print materials from the Law Library, from the NIU Libraries, from the over 90 "I-Share" academic libraries in the state of Illinois, and from out-of-state too.

Please feel free to ask us for help at any time by using the contact information in Getting Help, below.

Getting Help

There are several ways to contact the Law Library:

Use the "Need more help? Contact us!" links in the bottom left corner of each page on this guide:

Study & Exam-Taking Tips

The Dee J. Kelly Law Library at Texas A&M University has put together a great guide on studying for and taking exams remotely. Check it out at

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