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Subject guide for pre-law

Subject Resources

If you're just starting out as a pre-law student and need to get some background/fundamentals, the following can help:

To search all of Schewe's databases, use the following:



The databases below will be the best bets for starting your research in law. If you are having trouble finding articles, see our Finding Articles guide, or ask a librarian for help!

Here are some websites which might be helpful for a law student:

The best place to find books relevant for pre-law students is in the Schewe Library Catalog or in the library on the shelves primarily in the 340 - 349 range on the lower level. If you are having trouble finding more books, see our Finding Books guide. Here are some suggested titles:

You can find reliable and high-quality videos on a variety of topics below:

You can find reliable and high-quality law videos on the following topics:

Legal Scholars often cite according to the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation or The Bluebook. For undergraduate purposes, APA will often be sufficient unless your professor has specified otherwise.

Have a question?

You are welcome to contact us individually at: 


Jaeda Calaway - Information Literacy Instructor and Student Research Support Specialist


McKenna Jacquemet - Research Services and Information Literacy Librarian


Or you can chat with a librarian here!