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Research Assistant Resources: Workshop Handout

A guide for Research Assistants for law professors.

Contact the Reference Librarians

Diana Botluk, MS, JD
Reference Librarian
Associate Professor of Law Library

Louis Rosen, MA, JD
Reference Librarian
Associate Professor of Law Library

Jason Murray, MSLS, JD
Reference Librarian
Assistant Professor of Law Library

E-mail all the Reference Librarians
Reference Desk Phone: 321.206.5724

Workshop Agenda


Research Assistant Resources Research Guide


Barry Law Library Website  (or use the Law Library tab on Weblaw)


Contacting the Reference Librarians

It's best to contact the Reference Librarian who is the liaison for your Faculty member using contact information above.  Also see general contact information:


Law Library Catalog

Brief instructions about using the catalog are found in the slide presentation to the right.


Interdisciplinary Resources

Barry Main Library Databases are listed at

You can link to the Main Library homepage from the Law Library website above.


Administrative Law


Federal Register:


Bloomberg BNA

or link from Law Library Databases from the Law Library website



Link from Law Library Databases from the Law Library website


Legislative History

Researching legislative history usually involves looking for bills, committee hearing transcripts, committee reports, floor debate in the Congressional Record, and public laws.

Use ProQuest:

  • Documents related to acts that have passed into law:ProQuest Legislative Insight

  • All documents, including those related to bills that never passed into law:ProQuest Congressional

Link to ProQuest from the Law Library Databases page from the Law Library website above.

A short research guide to legislative history is at


Interlibrary Loans

Request to borrow from another library using the ILLiad system

or link from Law Library website



Legislative History Slides

Research Administrative Law

Locating Items in the Catalog