If you are looking for help with or information for researching, you’ve come to the right place. Here you will find helpful guides, developed by our Law Librarians, to start you on the right foot. You’ll also be able to explore and enter many online databases in addition to Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg.
As always, feel free to give the Reference Librarians a call at (516) 463-5908 for further assistance. While we cannot provide legal advice, we can point you in the correct direction.
Additional Research Assistance
Accessing databases from offsite:
To access databases labeled LAW or UNIV from off campus, you will be prompted to log in with your Hofstra Portal login credentials.
Still have problems logging in?
Contact the Law Library Reference Desk at (516) 463-5908.
Accessing databases labeled PW:
Databases labeled PW are only available to the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra School of Law community. To access one of these databases, you must obtain the password from the Reference Desk, either in person or by calling (516) 463-5908.
Law Library Research Guides
Research guides to help you in your research. View a listing of guides created by our librarians on the Libguides home page.
General Library and Research
- Accessing Library Resources Remotely
- Call Number Cheat Sheet
- Court Records and Briefs
- Journal Source Gathering
- Legal Forms
- Legal Technology at Hofstra Law
- 1L Law Library Survival Guide
- Paper Writing Resources
- Recommended Legal Treatises
- Sources of the Law
- Study Guides
- Video Tours
United States Law
- U.S. Government Information on the Web
- U.S. Treaties
- Statutory / Legislative History
- Executive / Administrative
- New York
- Foreign and International
Guides with * will go to another institution’s site.
The Library offers in-person training sessions covering various topics. These are recordings of those training sessions, as well as some training sessions recorded specifically for online viewing. All of these videos include audio, but for some you will have to increase the volume to hear the presenter.
Library Sessions and Handouts|
Connect With The Library
Access to the Hofstra Law Library is limited to Hofstra University students, faculty, administrators and staff.
View brief videos designed to introduce you to the critical areas of the Law Library.
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