Research Assistant Support

The Law Library provides a number of services designed to help students who are working as research assistants for College of Law faculty. Research assistants are encouraged to contact Patrick Parsons with any questions they may have.

Research Assistant Training

Students working as research assistants for College of Law faculty must attend research training held by the Law Library at the beginning of each semester of their employment. Research assistant training sessions are led by Patrick Parsons and cover library policies relevant to GRAs, as well as research methods and resources. In addition to general training sessions, research assistants may be require to attend specialized training on citation styles or specific databases; the decision about which specialized sessions research assistants must attend is made by the faculty member employing the student.

Research Consultations

Faculty members and research assistants can set up individual or group consultation sessions with a librarian to discuss how to approach a particular research problem or project. To set up a consultation session, please contact Patrick Parsons.

Research Assistant Resources

Research assistants are encouraged to consult the Faculty Research Assistants Resources research guide, which contains information about library policies applicable to faculty research assistants, as well as descriptions of and links to numerous databases and websites frequently used by faculty research assistants. Research assistants performing research in a specific area may also find it useful to consult research guides from the Law Library or the University Library.

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