Making smart use of the library is one of the most important yet overlooked aspects of working on law review articles. Below are three quick links to get you started in using the library to your advantage.
For any search you are doing, you should begin with the Law Library's home page. There, you will find all the tools you need to make your time with the journals a success, such as guides on searching, links to important databases and easy ways to ask for help.
The Library Catalog is a powerful tool and your best friend for locating cites or other research materials. A quick review of how to use the catalog is available here.
Once you've mastered searching the library catalog, you can work with your editors and your ILL associates to request items that may not be available on campus. Check out the Interlibrary Loan tab above for more information.
The Database list located on the UW Law Library's website collects practically every database that a cite-checker would like to use and many more. Be sure to check with your editor that the e-resource you are using is acceptable. If not, reference librarians are happy to help you locate your cites in print, either in the stacks here or request it from elsewhere.
Other research guides useful for cite-checkers and journal staff include:
The Newspaper Guide: Created by librarians at Memorial Library, this guide will point you to useful resources that include PDFs of newspapers, or even print locations.
Getting items from other libraries: A primer on using the library catalog and requesting items from other campuses and via Interlibrary Loan. Primarily meant for ILL associates, but useful for everyone that uses the library.
The Citation Guide: Hone your Bluebooking skills and learn about other resources to help you correct and create legal citations.
The Library Guide for Cite-Checkers: Everything a cite-checker will need to most effectively use the library.
These links will take you to the lists of books on reserve at the circulation desk for your journal.