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LL.M. Library Survival Guide



Welcome to Florida State's College of Law and its Research Center! A lawyer must be able to correctly and quickly apply legal analysis to solve problems. And legal research is where highly sophisticated legal analysis is created.

Your legal Research Center offers one of the nation's most comprehensive, systematic legal research training programs to help you become an expert legal researcher. Our courses and workshops, which are offered throughout all three years of law school, are taught by experienced research faculty. We also assist students with paper topics and research strategy and offer personalized training for students going into an externship or starting a job.

We look forward to working with you to build the superior legal research skills you will need to become a successful lawyer!


Interactive Study Tools

The Research Center provides all Florida State University law students with digital access to a number of study aid resources at no cost to you.

West Academic Study Aids Online

24/7 access to more than 470 study aids in ebook, audio, and video formats. Includes Nutshells, Hornbooks, Sum and Substance titles, Short & Happy Guides, and many more.

To create an account:

  1. Go to
  2. Click ‘Create an Account’ in the upper right-hand corner and follow the prompts
  3. Please use your school email address
  4. Setup your account and verify your email address


CALI Lessons are interactive, computer-based lessons, written by law faculty and librarians. Access over 1000 interactive lessons here: Need the CALI authorization code for Florida State? Contact Amy Lipford.

Wolters Kluwer Study Aids Online

24/7 access to over 200 study aids in ebook, audio, and video format. Includes Examples & Explanations, Glannon Guides, and Inside Guides. Click the link above for access. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your FSUID and password. You may create your own account on the platform to save materials and create bookmarks.

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