Learn about Research

Research Guides & Tutorials

The library's Topical Research Guides cover subjects from accounting law to war and peace. We also have State Research Guides for all fifty states. The Reference staff has also produced a number of tutorials for self-directed learning. These include the fundamentals of U.S. and international legal research, plus advanced topics and Lexis and Westlaw.

There are several additional research training resources available to help you improve your research skills:

  • CALI Exercises: An interactive training program from the The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (contact the Reference Desk for the password).
  • GULLiver Research Guide - Learn to search our catalog effectively

Research Classes

The Librarians offer five research courses at the Law Center and also sponsor many research classes at the Library. Classes are open to Georgetown University Law Center students only.

In addition to the first year Legal Research and Writing Program, our law librarians teach advanced research courses at the Law Center.