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Faculty Services at the Legal Research Center

Welcome to the Pardee Legal Research Center (LRC). You will be working in the region's premier legal collection and facility when you enter USD's law library. Various library services are available to facilitate your research and add to your productivity.

Research Assistance to Support Your Scholarship

Reference librarians are available to work on research projects to support your scholarship; contact us with the details of your request. Please note that turnaround time varies greatly based on subject and scope—once you have submitted a request, we will work with you to establish a workable timeframe for completing the project.

Faculty Author Profiles

Both Google Scholar and HeinOnline allow you to set up profiles gathering your scholarship available on those platforms and showing their citation counts. 

  • Google Scholar: -- To create your Google Scholar Profile, set up a personal Google account, then follow instructions under "Profile"
  • HeinOnline: USD’s institutional page (with links to individual faculty pages)

Current Awareness

The LRC can assist you in staying current on topics of your choosing. Contact a reference librarian for assistance.

  • Alerts in Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law (caselaw, docket updates, pending legislation, news, etc.)
  • Google Alerts (automated notifications when new results for a particular topic appear in Google’s search results)