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Faculty Services

Law Library services for Law Faculty

Library Collection

The Temple University Libraries share an online catalog for both the physical and digital items in their collections.  You can search for Books & Media, Articles, Databases, Journals, and Websites from this search screen.

Electronic Resources

Access to Legal Databases

All Temple Law Faculty Members have access to Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Bloomberg Law.  If you have any questions regarding access to these services please email Charlie Perkins or contact him by phone at (205) 215-2815.

Legal databases available include HeinOnline, Legislative and Regulatory Insight from ProQuest, PLI Plus, and CCH Internet Research Network/IntelliConnect.  A list of new online resources is maintained by the library.  For a list of these resources click here

Members of the Law Faculty also have access to additional electronic resources through the University Library system.  For a list of these databases click here.

Current Awareness

The following resources are available to assist you in staying abreast with emerging issues of interest.  If you would like additional information about any of these services please contact any of our reference librarians or email us at facserv@temple.edu.

  • Legal News Sites (Temple Law subscription)
    Bloomberg Law and Lexis provide access to a variety of legal news sources.  Bloomberg allows browsing; both Bloomberg and Lexis allow searching by keyword.

  • Government Agency Websites and Publications (open access)
    Government agencies – federal, state, or local – often provide information on recent legislative and policy developments.  The U.S. Copyright Office, for example, tracks legislative developments, posts links to Congressional hearings, and publishes policy studies.  A list of all federal departments and agencies, with links to their websites, is available at USA.gov.

  • Law360 (open access from Temple Law campus; text version also available on Lexis)
    Law 360 provides daily news in a variety of practice areas, including cybersecurity, banking, legal ethics, and much more.  In addition, it includes analysis and opinions on current topics.  Faculty that would like off campus access to Law360 should contact Charles Perkins at charles.perkins@temple.edu

  • Seton Hall Circuit Review (Temple Law subscription via HeinOnline)
    This scholarly journal analyzes circuit splits and publishes scholarly articles on recent legal developments.

  • Legal Blogs (open access)
    Justia’s BlawgSearch sorts legal blogs by practice area, then lists them by popularity.  

  • Westlaw Bulletins & Topical Highlights (Temple Law subscription only)
    Westlaw publishes topical highlights (grouped by practice area) and bulletins (grouped by jurisdiction) to summarize recent legal developments.  Most take the form of 1-2 paragraph summaries of recent cases.  Updated almost daily.

Additional Resources

Perma.cc is an online service addressing the issue of linkrot when citing to resources on the internet.  Perma.cc will create a copy of the webpage and provide you with a permanent link to the archived copy so that if the page changes or is taken down you still have a record of the resource.   

W&L Law Journal Rankings - Maintained by the Law Library at the Washington & Lee University School of Law.  This database allows users to evaluate and compare different law reviews based and a number of characteristics and criteria. 

Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals this document, curated and regularly updated by Allen Rostron and Nancy Levit from the University of Missouri Kansas City, is divided into two charts.  The first chart provides information on the submission process for each journal.  The second chart provides information about various rankings for both the law review/journal and its associated law school.  This document only addresses the "flagship" journal for each school.

Information for Submitting Articles to Specialty & Non-Flagship Law Journals This document, created by recent Michigan grad Michael Goodyear, complements the item above, with information about submitting articles to specialty (non-flagship) law journals at ABA-accredited law schools in the United States. Covering over 450 journals, the chart includes links to the journal's page, the accepted methods for submitting an article, special formatting or length requirements, whether the journal accepts outside student submissions, and whether the journal offers any non-traditional publishing options.