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The Tarlton Law Library’s physical facility, including Special Collections, is closed until further notice. Tarlton’s librarians and staff remain actively engaged in providing library services. Student tech support ( and faculty and student reference assistance ( will be available during business hours. Students can also consult our Library and Technology Support FAQ ( for most frequently needed information.

Tarlton Law Library will reopen August 24: Tarlton Reopening FAQs. In-person and online classes resume August 26: Texas Law Fall 2020 Reopening Plan.

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Services for Law Review and Journal Students

Research & Citation Training

Tarlton’s reference librarians can provide research assistance and instruction upon request for any of the following topics:

  • Bluebook citation form and cite checks
  • note writing and selection of research or note topics
  • bibliography preparation
  • preemption checking
  • subject specific legal research
  • legal research using particular resources

Tarlton also has two guides that may assist in cite checking and source collection training:

Please submit instructional requests to your library liaison.

Help with Writing

Are you looking for law review note ideas? The Library has a guide on choosing a topic and note writing that will come in handy.

Do you want to ensure you're the first one to write on your topic? Check the Library's guide to preemption checking.

No matter what point you are at in the process of writing, Tarlton law librarians are happy to meet with you one on one to help with legal research. For an in-depth consultation, feel free to contact Lei Zhang to schedule an appointment.

And all the usual ways of contacting us for legal research help still exist: