About Study Aids
What are study aids?
Speaking broadly, study aids include narrative descriptions of the law, outlines, and practice questions.
Why use them?
Study aids are most effectively used as a complement to your own reading, class participation, and outlining. It may also be wise to check your syllabus or ask your professor for specific recommendations for review materials.
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What's available at Drake?
The Law Library tries to maintain one or two copies of the most widely used study aids.
Where can I find study aids in the library, and how long can I use them?
Generally, the latest editions of Law Library study aids in the most popular series are available for two-hour, in-library checkout from the Information Desk. (See search by series tab for more detail.)
Older editions and other series are available in the stacks and can be checked out for one week and renewed up to five times, as long as there are no holds on it item. Several weeks before finals start, this loan period is reduced to 3 days with no renewals.
How can I tell what is available for a specific class?
The Law Library's collection of study aids can be searched by subject, material type/series, or both in combination. Older (pre-2000) study aids have been omitted from the listings on this page.
What other options do I have for getting study aids?
If you would like to recommend a title for purchase or have materials to donate, please share them with desk staff or send them to Acquisitions/Reference Librarian Deborah Sulzbach. If you would like a personal copy, many of these materials can be purchased at the SBA Bookstore.
Subject and Series Combined
The easiest way to search by both subject and series is by using the catalog search form. Enter the subject in the keyword field and the series in the series field. In another subject field input study aid.
Please consult the library staff at the Information Desk for more information or assistance in finding specific materials.
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