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Stress Busters: Study Aids

Study Aids

Study Aid - Information Session
Friday, October 9, 2020, 12:30-12:50

Want to know more about Study Aids?  Study Aids are a large part of success in law school.  Choosing the right study aid at the right time in the semester is critical.  In this Information Session, Billy Tringali, Law Librarian for Outreach, and Christina Glon, Associate Law Librarian for Research Services, provide an overview of study aids available in both print and online and how you can make the most of these valuable resources.  We also highlight other resources available to help you check your understanding of core concepts in your courses.   

Study Aids - General Information

Print copies of all of the most popular study aids from more than 15 publishers are available for check-out for up to two hours on the 2nd Floor of the law library. 

  • To search DiscoverE for study aids by series or by topic visit the library's website at Collections@MacMillan: Study Aids & Past Exams.
  • To confirm the study aid you want is available for check out, call our Service Desk at (404) 727-6824.  Note: Study aids are subject to the same mandatory three-day quarantine as the rest of MacMillan Law Library's print collection.
  • To reserve space on the 2nd Floor, visit the law library's website at Reserve A Seat or
  • To talk with a Research Services librarian for study aid recommendations, visit our Virtual Reference Desk during Reference Hours listed on the left.  

General Course Concepts

At the 2nd Floor Service Desk: 

Nutshell Series (West)                                          Understandings Series (Lexis)                           Mastering Series (CAP)


Concepts & Insights (Foundation Press)             Concise Hornbook Series (West)


West has:

Analytical Guide to Evidence - An Overview of Relevance and Hearsay: A Nine-Step Analytical Guide by Norman M. Garland.

This article is an analytical guide to the study of two major aspects of evidence: relevance and hearsay. The vehicle used by this guide is a step-by-step, nine-question analysis, applicable to any admissibility of evidence problem.  This guide should help one determine whether any item of evidence is admissible under the rules of evidence pertaining to relevance and hearsay.  

Lexis has:

Learn Civil Procedure from the Recognized Expert - a series of short videos by Jay Wagstaffe on learning, surviving and thriving in first-year Civil Procedure.

Bloomberg has:

How to Use Study Aids Effectively

Still Need to Dig a Little Deeper?

At the 2nd Floor Service Desk: 

Examples & Explanations Series (Wolters Kluwer)

Commercial Course Outlines

At the 2nd Floor Service Desk: 

Emanuel Law Outlines (Wolters Kluwer)        Gilbert Law Summaries (Gilbert)                   Black Letter Outlines (West) 



West has:

Outline Shells (Note: same as Black Letter Outlines in print)

Lexis has:

BarBri Outlines for Law School Courses:

  • First-year courses: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts and Sales, Criminal Law, Personal Property, Real Property, Torts
  • Upper-level courses: Constitutional Law, Corporations, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Trust, and Wills. 

Bloomberg has:

Law School Outlining - Why, When and How to do It

Sample Questions / Problems

At the 2nd Floor Service Desk: 

Questions & Answers (CAP)             Siegel's Series (Wolters Kluwer)             Glannon Guides (Wolters Kluwer)



West Academic Assessment: Short Answer Questions.

Flow Charts, Toolkits and Flashcards

At the 2nd Floor Service Desk: 

CrunchTime (Wolters Kluwer)          Law in a Flash (Wolters Kluwer)


West has

Course Flowcharts - for a variety of courses:

  • Business Courses (18),
  • Intellectual Property Courses (9),
  • Labor & Employment Courses (6), and
  • Litigation Courses (4). 

Litigation Toolkits ("Toolkits include resources such as Practice Notes, Standard Documents, Checklists and Flowcharts.") 

West Academic Assessment: Practice Essays

Questions for the MacMillan Law Library?

General Questions? 
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Faculty Research Question?
Please complete our Faculty Request form.

Student Research Question?
Please complete our Student Research Request form. 

MacMillan Library Virtual Research Services (June 1, 2021 - August 13, 2021):

          Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

MacMillan Library Building Hours (June 1, 2021 - August 13, 2021)

Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Reference Desk (August 2, 2021 - August 13, 2021):
Monday - Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

IT Help Desk:
Monday - Friday: Closed (see IT Virtual Help Desk below) 
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

IT Virtual Help Desk
Email us at and we'll reach out to you via Zoom.

Have something checked out from us?

And need to return it but you haven't been cleared to return to campus or are not in the Atlanta area?  Please see our Returning Library Materials guidelines for additional information.   

If you are graduating in May, please return all library materials by June 1st.  If you are not in the Atlanta area, see Returning Library Materials guidelines for instructions for self-shipping your library items.  

Please contact for additional assistance.