Highly trained reference librarians are available to assist with research projects or questions. They can help locate information, develop research strategies, and identify appropriate sources, both print and digital. Reference librarians cannot give legal advice, but can direct you to materials that may help you answer your legal questions. The Colleen K. Pauwels Reference Office is located in Room 105 of the Jerome Hall Law Library, directly across the lobby from the library entrance. For in-depth questions, please schedule an appointment with one of our reference librarians in advance.
Contact a reference librarian
In person: Currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Phone: (812) 855-2938.
Email: Ask a Librarian. Typical response time is 24 hours or less.
Chat: Live chat. Available Monday-Friday, 10am to 4 pm. Best for simple questions.
You can also check our database of frequently asked questions and our collection of research guides.The reference librarians have also created video tutorials on a variety of legal research topics. You can access these tutorials on our YouTube channel.
Research Workshops for Law Students
The reference librarians offer workshops to Maurer students on various topics in legal research periodically throughout the school year. If you would like to request a workshop on a particular database or topic, please fill out the Request a Research Workshop form.