Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Law Library

Law Library Services for the D.C. Legal Externship Program

The Law Library can help you have a successful externship. Law Library services are just a click away. This guide will outline all the services you have available to you. We have ample online resources for you to use as well as a document delivery service in case you need something photocopied and emailed to you from our collection. Our reference staff can assist you with your research questions. Just click here to Ask a Librarian a question.


Requesting Articles

If you need a law review article or other journal article that is not available on Westlaw, LexisNexis, or HeinOnline, we can send a PDF copy of it to you by email. To request an article, please send your request through our Ask a Librarian service and identify yourself as a student in the Washington, D.C. program.


We will not be able to send books to you in Washington, D.C. However, if you need just a few pages of a book owned by ASU, we can send that to you. Please send your request through our Ask a Librarian service.

Resources for Your Classes

My ASU and Blackboard

Research Assistance

Ask A Librarian
Law Library Guide to Research at ASU
Research Portals and Guides
Law Library Subscription Databases
Search Legal Websites and Databases
ASU Non-Legal Research Databases

Recommended Online Resources

ProQuest Congressional
Provides U.S. legislative information: hearings; committee reports; bills, bill tracking; Congressional Indexes; Congressional Record; Federal Register; Code of Federal Regulations; U.S. Code; Public laws; National Journal, Congress Daily, & member info.  Coverage: 1789-Present
HeinOnline is the world's largest image-based legal research database. All content within HeinOnline is image-based in PDF format.and fully searchable, HeinOnline includes such collections as: law reviews and journals; historical volumes of federal documents like the Federal Register; classic legal texts from the 17th through early 20th centuries; U.S. treaties; Supreme Court cases as they appear in U.S. Reports; and Attorney General opinions. HeinOnline's Law Journal Library offers access to pre-1980 legal-periodical scholarship that is not available on LexisNexis or Westlaw as well as recent volumes.
Provides full-text coverage of major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Coverage:  1980-present
ILP Retro 
Retrospective database indexes over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Annual surveys of the laws of a jurisdiction, annual surveys of the federal courts, yearbooks, annual institutes, and annual reviews of the work in a given field or on a given topic are also covered.  Coverage: 1908-1981
CQ Library  
Created and hosted by CQ Press, the CQ Press Electronic Library (CQEL) is an excellent resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs.
BNA has more than 350 daily, weekly, monthly, and up-to-the-minute news services covering the full range of legal, legislative, regulatory, and economic developments.  Specialty areas include corporate law & business; employee benefits; employment & labor law; environment, health & safety; health care; human resources; intellectual property; litigation; and tax & accounting.

Recommended Research Guides

Federal Administrative Law: Agency Decisions & Orders
Federal Bills and Proposed Legislation
Federal Legislation and Statutes
Federal Legislative History
Presidential Documents
Federal Regulations
LLSDC: Federal Legislative History Research: A Practitioner's Guide to Compiling the Documents and Sifting for Legislative Intent

Access to Washington D.C. Area Law Libraries

Library Address/Directions Required ID Hours/Access Contact Person
American University*

4801 Massachusetts Avenue

ASU Sun Card or
Official Law School ID 

Pence Law Library

John A. Smith
Access Services Librarian
Ph: 202-274-4354
Catholic University of America

3600 John McCormack Rd., NE

A current photo I.D. with
street address is required.
Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library Frances M. Brillantine
Head of Access Services
Ph: 202-319-4331
Howard University

2929 Van Ness Street, NW

ASU Sun Card or
Official Law School ID
Law Library  
Law Library of Congress

101 Independence Avenue

Reader Identification Card Law Library Direct any questions to



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