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TREATISES AND SERVICES BY SUBJECT adapted for the UIC law library from PRINCIPLES OF LEGAL RESEARCH by Kent C. Olson (West, 2009)

Introduction to Treatises and this Guide

Legal treatises are in-depth resources that focus on one area of law. In print, they typically comprise multiple volumes. This guide provides call numbers and links to treatises organized by topic. Links are to online resources when they're available. Otherwise, links are to catalog records for print resources. Use the drop-down menus at the top of the page to navigate to the topic you're interested in researching.

Using Treatises

Treatises are available electronically in Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg as well as in print. Treatises contain explanations of the law with citations to relevant primary sources, forms, and, depending on the topic, the full text of related statutes. Treatises may also contain practice tips that are valuable to practitioners.

When you're researching print, the index at the end of the treatise and the table of contents can be helpful tools to locate material related to your research needs.

Electronic Resources

The library has access to numerous treatises electronically via our subscription databases. Current UIC law students, staff, and faculty are able to access these resources with their NetID & password.

Illinois attorneys with current ARDC cards and UIC Law alumni are able to access some of our electronic resources including Westlaw while visiting the UIC law library. See a reference librarian for additional details.

Request a Research Appointment

Need more help? Reference librarians are available to meet with students in one-on-one sessions (or in small groups) to discuss research strategies, recommend relevant resources or review specific topics of legal research. 

Contact with the subject you're researching and when you would like to meet. A librarian will get back to you to set up an appointment. You can also schedule an appointment on the library homepage by clicking "Schedule an Online Research Appointment." We ask that you request your appointment at least 2 days in advance, but remember that you can always stop by the reference desk for immediate help with a quick research question.