Eckstein Law Library offers students the research expertise of reference librarians with advanced degrees in library and information studies. Six reference librarians have J.D. degrees, five of whom teach first-year legal research and advanced legal research courses.
The Reference staff provides assistance in planning research strategies and using the resources in the law library. Reference librarians can answer questions about online databases, MARQCAT (the University’s online catalog), and traditional print sources. Reference librarians are available for individual research consultations and can recommend ways to begin a new research project, approach a legal research problem, or find a study aid.
The Reference Desk is located on the first floor of the Law Library near the Circulation Desk. You may ask reference questions in person during staffed hours, over the telephone (414-288-3837), or via e-mail by using the Reference Desk Services page, which is found in the Reference & Research Services menu on the Law Library Home Page. Please note that e-mailed questions will be answered as soon as possible after receipt during regular reference hours. Research consultations with a librarian also are available.