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This guide is intended to help Law Review students with editing law review articles as well as writing notes. It may also be of use to any student who is working on a longer research paper for a seminar class or independent study.
When looking for a book or article from a citation, first check whether it is available through Drexel.
Search the library catalog for the title of the book. If you find a book that you need, but the book is currently checked out, use the "Request This Item" button to have a recall request placed on the book. You will receive an email to your Drexel email account when the book is available to be picked up at the law library circulation desk.
If the book you are looking for is not in the library catalog, you can request it from another library using Illiad interlibrary loan. You will need to sign into Illiad using your Drexel username and password, and then fill out your account information. You will receive an email when the book is available at the circulation desk. You can also track the status of your Illiad requests by logging into your account.
Search the library catalog for the name of the journal (not the title of the article). If you can't figure out the name of the journal from your citation, check the Bluebook Help page of this guide for assistance with abbreviations. Otherwise, if we have access to the journal, looking at the entry labeled [electronic resource] will show you our electronic coverage. Check that the year that the article was published is covered by the available database(s). You can then go to the database and browse to the issue and page number of the article in quest. We may also have physical paper access to some journals, which will also be listed in the catalog as a separate record from the electronic access.
If we do not have access to the article, you can request it from another library using Illiad interlibrary loan. The article will be delivered to your email as a .pdf file when it is available. You will need to sign into Illiad using your Drexel username and password, and then fill out your account information. You can also track the status of your Illiad requests by logging into your account.
If you are having problems placing an Illiad request or need help finding an obscure source, contact Margaret DeFelice (email: email@example.com).