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Law Library Research Guide

The guide is designed for those in the Paralegal Program or those seeking general legal information

Find Journal Articles

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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:

Want to check out a book?

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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. 

New This Semester!


Dealing with legal issues and not sure where to turn? The Legal Assistance Clinic may be able to help!


About the Clinic

Legal issues can be a big obstacle for students and other community members. They can interfere with success in school and undermine family well-being. As an inclusive resource hub in our community, Madison College is hosting a free legal clinic providing advice to both students and our area neighbors at no charge. Staffed by several Madison-area partner organizations, the clinic can help with a variety of legal issues, including:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Child Support and Family Law
  • Consumer Protection
  • Criminal Records
  • Driver's License Restoration
  • Expungement
  • Foreclosures
  • Immigration
  • Rental Housing

The Clinic is hosted at the Goodman South Campus, 2429 Perry Street, Madison - but appointments may be available at other campuses. Call (608) 243-4200 with any questions.

Virtual Desktops on your computer

Off-Campus or On-Campus: your Virtual Desktop 

Getting Started with Blackboard

1. Create / Activate your Student Account

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.

2. Check your Computer and Browser

3. Login to Blackboard

You'll find links to Blackboard on the Madison College Current Students page and at the top of Library web pages  

4. Log out

Log off the computer completely. Log out of Blackboard or other applications especially when using a shared computer.       undefined



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.

UW Borrowing Courtesy Card

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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. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

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Madison College Libraries are happy to try and retrieve material from other libraries for students, staff, and faculty.  

To request an item: 

If you have questions about your ILL request, contact Kelley Minica by e-mail or by phone at (608) 243-4086.