Effective Monday, March 23, the Jacob Burns Law Library will be closed to help flatten the COVID-19 infection curve.
View the two guides below for information during this period.
JACOB+ includes the Burns Law Library's catalog (books and journals) as well as other materials and selected articles to which the Library has access. A note concerning articles: JACOB+ does not include all content from every database to which the Library subscribes, nor does it include articles that law students have access through GW's Gelman or Himmelfarb libraries. We recommend that you also search directly in the relevant research databases (e.g., HeinOnline, Westlaw) and consult our research guides.
JACOB is the Law Library's catalog, which includes books and journals. Search JACOB to find books and journals -- not articles -- in the collection of the Jacob Burns Law Library.
Review our Tips for Searching to efficiently locate materials, including when to use the "Advanced Search" feature. And be sure to Ask Us or visit us at the reference desk. We're here to help you succeed!
Worldcat Discovery is the best database to search for items that must be obtained through the interlibrary loan (ILL) system. Items are searched in over 70,000 libraries worldwide. When the item is located, click on "request from interlibrary loan" and the ILL request will auto-populate with item information.
The Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) is a consortium of libraries (American, Catholic, Gallaudet, George Mason, George Washington, Georgetown, Howard, Marymount, and University of the District of Columbia) that includes the law and medical libraries at each institution. Find items in the collections of those libraries using a keyword, title, author, call number and/or subject search.
Under the "How to Get It' section, click on "CLS Request" and complete the request form. In the request form, the pickup location should be for the "George Washington University Jacob Burns Law Library."