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New Students Orientation Libguide: Reference Assistance

How do I find a Reference Librarian?


In-person Reference Assistance:

You can stop by the reference desk located on the first floor of the law library. Reference librarians are usually available during regular business hours. For the fall semester, we will also be providing reference assistance on Sunday afternoons.

Virtual Reference Assistance:

Reference number: 865-974-3771



Research Consultations

Apart from regular "walk-in" reference assistance, we also offer research consultations. Consultations can be scheduled with any of our reference librarians.  To personalize your consultation experience, we encourage you to list your research questions when you schedule with our reference team. There is no limitation on the topics of these consultations, as long as they are related to legal research. Whether you are working on a research paper, preparing for your summer job, or having trouble keeping up with the course work, we will be happy to help you through individual consultations. 

To schedule a research consultation, you can 

1) contact the reference librarian directly;

2) if you don't know which librarian to contact, send an email to Nathan Pruess with your questions at 

Meet Our Reference Librarians

Sibyl Marshall

Location: Law Library 104

Phone Number: 865-974-5906


Nathan Preuss

Location: Law Library 105

Phone Number: 865-974-6736


Jingwei Zhang

Locationa: Law Library 106

Phone Number: 865-974-9864

Email: jzhang69@utke.du