The Arizona Summit Law School Library is pleased to provide a wide array of resources for conducting legal research both on and off campus. Please use the links below to get started.

Research Guides

These guides, created by Summit librarians, are designed to assist you in conducting legal research. Each guide covers a specific topic and will provide brief instructions on conducting research, as well as links to Summit Library resources relevant to that topic. Some guides will focus on a general topic, such as Secondary Sources of Legal Authority in Print. Others were created for specific Summit courses, like Introduction to Civil Litigation. In fact, there's even a guide on writing your AWR!

Library Databases

The Library subscribes to many legal research databases, including WestlawNext and LexisAdvance. These resources can be accessed both on and off campus. Please see the link above for a full list of available databases and instructions for accessing them.


The catalog is your gateway to Library resources. Searching the catalog will pull up relevant print and electronic resources. Searching the catalog will retrieve results from some of our Library databases, like WestlawNext, LexisAdvance, ProQuest, CALI lessons, and more. You can even use the search terms "library workshop" to pull up screen capture tutorials on legal research by Summit librarians! Click here for tips on using the catalog.

If you have any question about conducting legal research or using the Library's resources, please contact the Legal Research Help Desk at 602.682.6898 or