The reference librarians are here to help you use the Rodino Center to its fullest and to help connect you to the information you need. We offer many services in order to meet the information needs of a variety of different patrons. Please don't hesitate to ask a librarian any questions!
Reference librarians are available to provide research assistance to students, faculty and staff during Reference Hours via email or video calls. These highly trained librarians regularly answers a wide variety of questions from the most basic to the more advanced. Students often seek help in choosing and using the proper database or finding the right book. But a large percentage of queries are more advanced and require extensive knowledge of the Rodino Center’s eDatabases and collections. These questions can involve limiting searches to scholarly research or locating an obscure reference. Faculty are frequent users of this valuable assistance. Email us for assistance at: LawLibRef@shu.edu
In-Depth Research Assistance:
For in-depth research assistance, schedule a one-on-one research consultation. Scheduling an appointment allows librarians time to provide in-depth help with your research. If you need assistance, please email LawLibRef@shu.edu. The reference email account is monitored by reference librarians Monday - Friday, and they try to responds in a timely fashion.
This service is only available to the Seton Hall Law community.
Online Research Guides
We also have online research guides on many topics to help you write papers or research many legal topics.
Reference librarians help you use the Rodino Center and its collections. They do not do research for you. Reference librarians locate information; identify relevant resources; develop search strategies for catalogs, databases, indexes, and the internet; and provide legal research training.
Reference librarians do not provide patrons with legal advice, make decisions regarding legal rights and liabilities, interpret legal materials, or explain how the law applies to a particular case. Because of the complicated nature of many legal problems, the services of a qualified attorney may be required. If you need assistance that the Rodino Center cannot provide, please refer to the resources that we have compiled on our NJ Legal Services page.
Study aids and supplements
You have access to many study aids and supplements on West Academic, including Nutshells, Gilberts, Short & Happy Guides, Sum and Substance audio, hornbooks, and more.
CALI offers more than 1,000 interactive lessons on a wide variety of law school classes and topics. If you haven't created your account yet, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the authorization code and use your SHU email address to create a login. (We can't share the code online, but we'll respond as quickly as we can! You only need the code for initial set up.)