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Research Services

A variety of research services are available at Biddle. If you are unsure of your Librarian Liaison, please contact Tim Von Dulm at

Service: Description: Contact:
Research/Reference Your library liaison is also your research librarian. Our librarians handle a wide variety of research requests, ranging from those requiring a quick answer to an extensive examination of issues and resources. No request is too small or too large. 

Your Librarian Liaison

Faculty Document Delivery The library will obtain the books, articles and other materials that your research requires. If a book or article is not available in the Biddle Law Library, we will retrieve it from other campus libraries, obtain it through interlibrary loan, or purchase a copy. We will deliver materials in print or electronically, according to your preference. We will also pick them up from your office for return once you have finished.

Current Awareness Your library liaison will monitor your teaching and research interests and notify you of new resources and services that may be of interest to you. Services offered include routing of journals issues; new publications notifications via SmartCILP, Biddle New Acquisitions notices, and table of contents services from other disciplines; and recent developments alerts via Westlaw and Lexis Nexis, Google News, and the like. Your Librarian Liaison
Research Assistant Training If you hire a personal research assistant to help you, your library liaison can work closely with your assistant to provide training on relevant material, help develop research strategies for your projects, and provide general guidance. Your Librarian Liaison
Biddle Summer Research Fellows Every summer, we hire Penn Law students as research fellows to offer additional assistance with short-term projects, under supervision by Biddle librarians. 

Tim Von Dulm:

E-Resources Access We can assist you in both accessing and using the many electronic resources Biddle subscribes to including Bloomberg, Westlaw, and Lexis.

Nancy Bellafante: