Research Services

The seven members of the Teaching & Research (T&R) department provide reference and research assistance to all members of the Boston College Law School community. All T&R librarians have a J.D. and an M.S. in Library & Information Science.  

Research services include:

  • Consultations on research and search strategy
  • Lexis, Westlaw, and other database training
  • Advising on best starting points for legal research
  • Advising on identifying and researching paper topics
  • Help locating specific legal materials
  • Assistance with law review citation checks and source collection
  • Faculty research support and guest lectures on research topics

 

Contact
lawresearchhelp@bc.edu
617-552-2971

Chat

To get live help with a research question, you can chat with a research librarian during our scheduled reference hours.

Request a Research Consultation

Use this form to request an online or in-person appointment with a research librarian. We can help you get started with a research project or paper, train you on legal databases, give you tips on navigating the Bluebook, or help you locate specific sources. You can choose a specific librarian or the first available.   

Email or Call

Email us your research questions to lawresearchhelp@bc.edu and we'll get back to you by the next business. You also can call us at 617-552-2971 during our scheduled reference hours.

Popular Databases


The Boston College Law Library subscribes to a wide variety of legal databases and sources for legal literature (and beyond). Links to some of the more popular databases are included below. There is an A-Z List of Law Library databases on the Law Library's website, or you can also search the full list of databases using the search box below.