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Remote Research Center Services

Information on law library services and resources for College of Law students and faculty.

Research Help & Questions

The Research Center Librarians and Staff are here to help!

We can provide assistance over email, phone, or Zoom video chat. At this time, we are well equipped to continue to provide the high level of research support that you've come to expect from the Research Center. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any question.

For all questions and requests, please email us at ref@law.fsu.edu.

If you would prefer to set up a phone or Zoom consultation, email the link above, and one of the librarians will get in touch with you promptly.

Ways we can continue to support your research and teaching:

  • Requests for articles, citations, and other documents*
  • Research projects - small and large!
  • Assistance with library resources and databases, including login info (Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg)
  • Creation of research guides for courses, with content-specific resources.
  • Uploading scholarship to SSRN and the COL's Institutional Repository.
  • Acquiring new books, subscriptions, and other digital resources.
  • Consultation and assisting your RAs.
  • Citation formatting/Bluebook questions.

The above is an incomplete list of all the things we can assist you with - if there's anything else that comes to mind, please don't hesitate to ask.

* What about print books or other non-digital materials?

Please just ask!
As long as Research Center remains staffed in-person, we can continue to check out books we have and purchase new ones for the collection. Delivery of books from Strozier Library and requests for books from other libraries may be limited in the foreseeable future. If you are interested in books or articles you think might be print-only, please still ask! We may be able to acquire or borrow them digitally for you. 

Online Access to Library Databases & Resources

Research Center A-Z Database List

Databases available off-campus with your FSUID and password.

FSU Library Catalog

Includes links to ebooks and electronic resources

FSU Library Databases

Databases available off-campus with your FSUID and password.

Online Access to Casebooks

Most legal education publishers offer complimentary online ebook access to textbooks for faculty. If you do not already have access to these online "comp copies", here is the information for the major legal ed publishers:

West Academic / Foundation Press

West Academic offers full access to all of their textbooks and study materials to faculty via the West Academic Platform.

To create an account:

  1. Go to https://faculty.westacademic.com/
  2. Click ‘Create an Account’ in the upper right-hand corner and follow the prompts
  3. Please use your FSU email address
  4. Setup your account and verify your email address
Wolters Kluwer / Aspen

Wolters Kluwer offers access to individual titles to professors by request. To obtain access to a textbook, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to https://www.wklegaledu.com/textbooks/law-school
  2. Navigate to the specific book you need
  3. Click on the "Professor Review Copy" button (next to "add to cart")
  4. Fill out the form with your FSU email address.
LexisNexis Publishing

Similar to West Academic, Lexis offers full access to their textbooks via their digital platform. Fill out this form to obtain login credentials to the LexisNexis Digital Library. If you already have credentials, you can login here.

Carolina Academic Press

Carolina does not publicize information about obtaining digital comp copies, just print copies. They may offer digital copies by request. To obtain a complementary copy, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to https://cap-press.com/books/subject/7
  2. Navigate to the specific book you need.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the book's page and click the "Exam Copy" button.
  4. Fill out the form with your FSU email address.

Questions about other publishers? Feel free to contact us at ref@law.fsu.edu

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