University of St. Thomas Law Journal

Research Help

We hold a research session for UST Law Journal during the Fall semester. During this session we address the following topics:

  • conducting an authority check
  • locating various sources online and in print
  • Requesting materials not available through CLICsearch
  • citing various sources

For those interested in publishing an article with the Law Journal, we have research sessions focusing on the following topics:

  • choosing a research topic
  • conducting a preemption check
  • submitting a paper for publication
  • avoiding plagiarism

We email students about the research sessions and also post notices in the Docket. Please contact us if you need help with a project or would like to schedule an additional librarian training session.

Borrowing Materials

You may locate materials for your authority checks using the following resources:

CLICsearch Account 

The Law Journal has a group account. Each staff member is allowed to check out books on that account at our library. The members of the Editorial Board are issued laminated cards that feature a barcode and identification for the account that MUST be shown when visiting other CLIC libraries. 

ILLiad Account 

The Law Journal has a group account set up so that any member of the Journal may access this account and place requests. When making requests, the journal member MUST include their name and contact information in the notes area so that we can attribute the request to them and contact them with any questions. 


The Editorial Board is responsible for all items checked out under the Law Journal account. If an item is lost or severely damaged, the Journal will be charge full replacement cost. 

Contact a librarian is you need help locating a particular source.