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Study Aids

Study aid materials available at the Warren E. Burger Library

Study Aids

What are Study Aids?

Study aids are materials that explain, summarize, outline, or clarify a broad area of the law or a particular legal concept. They range in format from comprehensive treatises to compact checklists.

Examples & Explanations, Concise Hornbooks, Nutshells, and Short & Happy Law Guides are among the more popular study aids at Mitchell Hamline.

Study aids should be used to supplement your understanding of the law. They are not a substitute for your required course readings, class notes, and outlines.

Online Study Aids

The Library provides access to two online study aids collections:

Study Aids in the Library

The Library collection includes the current and previous edition of each of its study aid titles.

The current editions of frequently-used study aids are located in the Reserve collection and can be checked out for 2 hours. Ask the Circulation Desk for assistance in retrieving Reserve books.

All other study aids are located in the Lower Level and can be checked out for 4 weeks. Please note that older study aids might not include current law.

Consult the "Study Aids by Series" pages of this guide for a comprehensive listing of the Library's study aids.