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This guide is meant to offer quickie links to some of the more common subciting materials, with a focus on US primary laws. This is not an exhaustive list, and you may want to contact your journal liaison or the Reference Desk for additional help.
Plan your subcite:
When going through an article, start by sorting out what should be easy to find from what will be more challenging and time consuming. For example, most US law review articles are available on Heinonline. Law review articles are relatively fast and simple.
In contrast, sometims books will be at other Harvard libraries, ordered from the Harvard Depository or at another university altogether. Some esoteric materials may need to be borrowed from afar, which takes time, sometimes weeks.
Check out the HLS library policy for services to journals.
Check out additional journal information at For Students.
The Bluebook should be your guide for determining where cited materials will be located; make use of the Index and Tables.
Scanners & Copiers
Scanners are located on the library’s fourth floor (near Reference) and near the subcite area; and on the second floor (in the room across from the computer lab). Copiers are located on the library’s fourth floor (near Reference) and near the Caspersen Room; and on the third floor of ILS.