Law Library Research Guide
The guide is designed for those in the Paralegal Program or those seeking general legal information
Madison College Libraries provide a variety of journal subscriptions for academic use. Know what you want? Want to browse?
If you need assistance finding journal articles:
Most books in the library check out for 28 days and can be renewed twice.
Reference books may only be used in the library. These books all have stickers on their spines stating that they must remain in the library.
There is a collection of reserve books kept at the desk, including course textbooks. Check out policies vary for these books so ask library staff for help.
You can login to Blackboard with your college username or email address and password usually within about 10 minutes after creating your account. Sometimes it takes an overnight process.
You'll find links to Blackboard on the Madison College Current Students page and at the top of Library web pages
Log off the computer completely. Log out of Blackboard or other applications especially when using a shared computer.
A paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. This guide is not intended to provide legal advice.
Students with a valid OneCard and enrolled in a degree credit class at Madison College may obtain a free courtesy card allowing access and borrowing privileges at all UW-Madison campus libraries. Students should bring their OneCard to any of the Madison College campus libraries and request a qualifying form from the library staff. To obtain a courtesy card, students will need to present this form, along with their OneCard, at the Card Application Window at UW-Madison's Memorial Library.
Madison faculty and staff may obtain a courtesy card by presenting a photo ID and proof of institutional affiliation at UW-Madison Memorial Library.