Hi! Did you know your browser is outdated? For a more robust web experience we recommend using Safari, Firefox, Chrome or Opera.

Zief Library Research

We’ve developed these legal research resources to assist with research projects:

Research Help Page

Visit this page to ask a legal research question via our instant message service for USF students, faculty, and staff.

Research Guides

Zief’s librarians have prepared a number of research guides on research strategy, state and federal research, legislative history research, international and foreign legal research, and more.

Legal Research Resources

The Law Library subscribes to a wide variety of online databases and newsletters that can assist with legal research.  Please visit our A to Z list of all of our online databases and newsletters for a complete list of all of our subscriptions. 

Finding Articles

If you would like to locate articles from law reviews or from magazines, newspapers, or non-legal scholarly journals, this page has lots of research tips and suggestions that will help you find the articles that you need.

Free Legal Websites

Free Internet resources are an essential part of many legal research projects, and Zief’s law librarians have prepared this guide to help you find these important sources quickly.

New Acquisitions

This page features our latest acquisitions for the law library collection.


Zief Research Center Hours (Fall & Spring Semester)

  • Monday - Thursday:          9 am - 7 pm
  • Friday:                               9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday:                         10 am - 4 pm
  • Sunday:                        1:30 pm - 6 pm