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Pritzker Legal Research Center

Faculty Research Assistant Resources

This is a guide for students working as research assistants for Northwestern Law faculty. Topics covered include research techniques for typical faculty requests, borrowing and interlibrary loan procedures, circulation policies and printing/photocopying

Research Guides

The Pritzker Legal Research Center website contains research guides on topics such as Legislative HistoryAdministrative Law, Foreign and International Law, and Historical Sources including Constitutional Law.

The Main Library has created numerous Research Guides on non-law subjects:

To see all of the Northwestern University databases, consult the A-Z Database Guide.

Other Helpful Links

Library Liaison  All Northwestern Law faculty have a liaison within the library.  Please reach out to the librarians if you would like to set up a research consultation to discuss the project you are working on.   Librarians are available Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Find your professor’s library liaison

Ask Us! If you have a quick question, submit a question via our Ask Us! form or at  You can also call the reference desk at 312-503-8450. 

Library Hours During the summer, the law library is open Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m  and Friday – Saturday 9:00 a.m – 5:00 pm.  The library is closed on Sunday.  See the Library Calendar for additional information, including holiday hours.