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Study Guides on Reserve, located at the circulation desk.   Tags: study_guides  

Comprehensive list of study guides and aids available on Circulation Reserve organized by subject. All the items are kept behind the circulation desk on the fifth floor of the law school library.
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This is a guide meant to help you find study guides that will help you better understand a new subject.  Before clicking on a different tab, check out the list below of popular study guide series and determine which one may be of interest to you.

Study guides are listed under their subject.  Click on a subject heading, and you will find at least one study guide that is located in the Law Library's reserve collection, located behind the circulation desk on the fifth floor (right near the entrance).  This list strives to be as complete as possible, but there may be other study guides available.   

Looking for a Subject that isn't listed? Check at the circulation desk or in the Library Catalog for other more specific subjects and study guides.

After you have found the guide you are looking for, simply ask the staff at the circulation desk to retrieve it for you for check out.  All the guides on permanent reserve (meaning it is kept behind the circulation desk) can be checked out for 24 hours. 

Be sure to check in the Law Library stacks for older editions of the study guides that may be checked out for longer, and for other treatises on the subject you are reviewing.

If you have any questions, please ask us!  You can chat with us using the icon to the right, or contact us in any number of ways.  We are happy to help!


    Popular Study Guide Series

    Each Link below will take you to a University of Wisconsin Library Catalog page that lists all the editions and books that UW owns of that specific series.

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    Examples and Explanations Series
    The Examples and Explanations Series is designed to give you an overview of a complicated subject using real-world examples and easy-to-read explanations.

    Many of the Examples and Explanations series can be found in part in Google Books. While you cannot read the entire book, you can search for a specific portion that may be of interest to you.

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    "Nutshell" Series
    The "Nutshell" series is one of the longest-running legal guides available today. Providing a straight-forward analysis of each topic, Nutshells are a good introduction to an unfamiliar subject area.

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    "Understanding Law" Series
    The "Understanding Law" series is published by Lexis-Nexis. Designed to be concise and a quick aid, the understanding series are normally the shortest of the most common study guides, but can also be very helpful since they aren't as dense.

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    Black Letter Outline Series
    The Black Letter Outline Series gives readers a series that is written by law professors and published by WestLaw. Some of these books are available for free from the Westlaw website. You are able to download them in PDF format.

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    Concise Hornbook Series
    The Concise Hornbook series, published by West, is aimed at law students. It is lightly-footnoted so to be more readable, and tends to focus on core principles of the subjects that each book covers.

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    Glannon Guide Series
    Glannon Guides are published by Wolters Kluwer, the same company behind the Examples and Explanations series. Glannon Guides are multiple-choice question guides that give insight and reviews for each question.

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    Concepts and Insights Series
    Published by Thomson/West, the Concepts and Insights Series are meant to be brief and 'fun' methods to learn more about legal subjects. Written by legal experts, the text is meant to be easily understood and give students a good foundation for more dense treatises.

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    "Question and Answer" Series
    The Question and Answer series is similiar to the Glannon Guides in that it provides a study aid that is based on multiple choice and some short answer sessions. This form of studying may appeal to some students who enjoy testing themselves as they study.

    There is no link to the "Question and Answer" series in the catalog, but there are several found throughout the study guides in this research guide.


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