Library Guide for VU Law Journals

Liaisons are glad to help with:

  • Cite checking
  • Publication note topics and research
  • Identifying and navigating lesser accessed databases
  • General journal & research questions
Law Review: Mark Williams 
Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law: Sarah Dunaway
Journal of Transnational Law: Meredith Capps 
Environmental Law & Policy Annual Review: Sarah Dunaway


Borrow from VU using the Journal account or to the carrel using these resources:

  • The Library Catalog will search Vanderbilt holdings.
  • Access Journals/Periodicals through the law library website.
  • Request items from the Annex to be delivered to the law library.
  • Visit other campus libraries to access their physical holdings.
  • VU items can be renewed via Library Catalog, at the circulation desk, or through an email request to your journal liaison (see the box to the left for your librarian liaison).
  • If you pick up a book that another person has requested, then be sure to communicate that to the other cite checker and to the ME.

ILL borrowing using only Journal accounts

  • Each journal has one designated interlibrary loan account to request items for cite checks.
  • Log-in information and passwords are communicated to ME through the journal’s liaison librarian.
  • ILL requests should always be made through these article-specific accounts.
  • When requesting items, the individual student must provide their name and email address in the notes field of the request form. Without this information, the request cannot be processed.
  • Check Vanderbilt holdings before placing requests for ILL; if VU has an item requested via ILL, then your request will be canceled.
  • Required fields for online ILL requests are loan type; title (for periodicals, journal and article titles); page range; publication date/edition; deadline (if relevant). Requests can be sent via email if you experience difficulty.
  • Page sections sent as email attachments arrive MUCH faster than entire books that have to be shipped. Request specific page numbers if you only need to see a portion of a publication.
  • Most lenders will loan for < 1 month. Renewal requests must be sent at least one week in advance of due date or item must be returned. 
  • Any questions regarding interlibrary loan can be answered by contacting


  • Perma helps cite checkers to create permanent records of web sources.
  • A link is created for each new source and that link will never break, preventing link rot.
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  • Registrars are the law librarian journal liaisons.
  • Journals are Organizations and individual students are organizational users.
  • Org users can add new users.
  • Each Journal maintains its own users; very little input from liaisons.

Study Carrels

  • Automatically reserved for Law Review, JET Law, and Transnational Law.
  • Items may be checked out to a specific journal when cite checkers plan to leave the item on the carrel.
  • Report unauthorized use of your carrels or other concerns to the circulation desk or to your liaison.