Scholarly Research Resources

Are you researching and writing a journal comment or a scholarly research paper for a seminar course or independent study?  The library has many resources to help you succeed!

For one-on-one assistance, contact Instructional & Student Services Librarian Alyson Drake to set up an appointment to talk research strategies specific to your research topic.  We can also talk paper organization, academic paper Bluebooking, and publication strategies when the time comes.

If you prefer a group setting, join the Scribes Student Writing Group on Wed., September 7th from 2:00-3:30pm in the Collaborative Commons to talk about the writing process, outlining, and the parts of the comment or seminar paper.  The students at the first meeting, covering topic selection, reported that it was a helpful experience.

To get information on topic selection, preemption checks, and the scholarly research process, check out our newest research guide, Scholarly Research Resources.  It has many useful tips for writing a strong paper or comment.


Author: Alyson Drake

Alyson Drake is the Assistant Director for Public Services and the Director of the Excellence in Legal Research Program at Texas Tech University Law School, where she also teaches courses in Texas Legal Research, and Foreign, Comparative, and International Legal Research and administers the Legal Practice Program's research workshops. She blogs at

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