School of Law

The CalSouthern Online Law Library

CalSouthern’s dedicated online library law contains all the tools and resources that you will need to succeed as a student in CalSouthern’s School of Law. In addition to a wide variety of specialized legal research databases—including the legal community’s most widely used: Westlaw and LexisNexis—you’ll find legal writing and citation tools, law journals and other specialty publications, supplemental study materials and guides comprised of bar exam and other test-taking strategies.

Perhaps the law library’s most important feature, however, is its ALA-certified librarian who stands ready to personally help you with all of your legal research and writing. She’s extremely responsive, typically replying within the hour to emails sent within standard business hours. Of course, she’s also available by phone.

Highlighted Law Library Features
  • WestLaw
  • LexisNexis
  • Specialized Legal Research Databases
  • Legal Research Tutorials
  • Legal Writing Guides
  • Citation and Style Resources
  • Law Journals and Specialty Law Publications
  • CALI Online Tutorials and Other Supplemental Study Guides
  • Zimmerman’s Research Guide
  • Curated Legal Newsfeed

Library Research Frequently Asked Questions

What research databases will I have access to when I enroll at the University?
The University Library provides free access to same types of academic subscription databases as brick and mortar universities offer. Full text documents in the databases are available for download at no cost. The databases provide access to a variety of academic materials: journal publications, ebooks, psychotherapy videos, company financials, conference papers, newspapers, dissertations plus other academic sources.

What other resources and services does the University Library provide?
The University Library maintains extensive listings of evaluated academic websites to save you time locating resources. The Library also provides tutorials on searching the databases and guides covering legal citation and APA Style citation.

Is writing assistance available?
The University Writing Center offers an extensive compilation of resources that will assist you with the writing and citation process.

How do I get a book my local library does not have?
If an item is not owned by a local library, most public libraries offer a complimentary interlibrary loan service for books; an alternative source for textbooks. The California Southern University Library's interlibrary loan service is available for journal article requests at no cost. The Library recommends searching to locate items in libraries near your zip code.

Please contact the Director of Library Services for more information:

Diane Wren
Director of Library Services
California Southern University Library
Tel: 1.800.477.2254 x 4260

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