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Scholarly Research Resources

This guide describes the various services available to students participating on one of Texas Tech's law journals.


This guide serves multiple purposes:

1) To assist students who are writing journal comments/notes, seminar papers, or independent research process succeed throughout the scholarly research and writing process, including topic selection, preemption checks, conducting scholarly research, and avoiding plagiarism;

2) To suggest resources to aid journal members in cite-checking articles; and

3) To describe services that the law library provides to students who are members of a law review or law journal at Texas Tech University School of Law.

Contact information

If you have questions about the scholarly research process or finding resources, please contact Professor Arrington or stop by the Reference Desk to see the reference librarian on duty.  We are happy to set up a time to meet for a research consult on your paper topic. You can also reach reference at or (806) 742-7155.