Must-Have Titles for Instructional Law Librarians!

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At UNC, we have access to a wealth of resources on legal research and pedagogy, both in print and through our many digital collections. However, there are books that we find ourselves reaching for again and again, either as we answer reference questions or prepare for instruction. When it comes to these titles, our law librarians prefer to have a print copy on hand for easy access.

Here’s a list of the titles that many of our instructional law librarians keep in their offices, including brand new additions. What are your must-have titles?


  • Examples & Explanations for Legal Research by Terri Pollman, Jeanne Frazier Price, and Lina L. Berger (Aspen 2016) UNC Print / UNC Digital / Amazon
  • North Carolina Legal Research, 3rd Edition, by Brenda D. Gibson, Julie L. Kimbrough, Laura P. Graham, and Nichelle J. Perry (Carolina Academic Press 2019) UNC Print & Digital / Amazon
  • Principles of Legal Research, 3rd Edition, by Kent C. Olson, Aaron S. Kirschenfeld, and Ingrid Mattson (West Academic 2020) UNC Print / UNC Digital / Amazon
  • The Complete Legal Writer, 2nd Edition, by Alexa Z. Chew and Katie Rose Guest Pryal (Carolina Academic Press 2020) UNC Print / UNC Digital / Amazon
  • Where the Law Is: An Introduction to Advanced Legal Research, 5th Edition, by J.D.S. Armstrong, Christopher A. Knott, and R. Martin Witt (West Academic 2017) UNC Print / Amazon


  • Integrating Doctrine and Diversity: Inclusion and Equity in the Law School Classroom by Nicole P. Dyszlewski, Raquel J. Gabriel, Suzanne Harrington-Steppen, Anna Russell, and Genevieve B. Tung (Carolina Academic Press 2021) UNC Print / Amazon
  • Teaching Law by Design: Engaging Students from the Syllabus to the Final Exam, 2nd Edition, by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Sophie M. Sparrow, and Gerald F. Hess (Carolina Academic Press 2017) UNC Print / Amazon


  • Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom by Kelly A. Hogan and Viji Sathy (West Virginia University Press 2022) UNC Digital / Amazon
  • Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel (Belknap Press 2014) UNC Print / UNC Digital / Amazon
  • Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning by Pooja K. Agarwal and Patrice M. Bain (Jossey-Bass 2019) UNC Digital / Amazon
  • Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang (Jossey-Bass) UNC Digital (1st Edition) / Amazon (2nd Edition)


  • Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review by Eugene Volokh (Foundation Press 2016) UNC Print / Amazon
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st Edition) UNC Print / Amazon
  • The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style by Bryan A. Garner with Jeff Newman and Tiger Jackson (West Academic Publishing 2018) UNC Print / Amazon

Posted by Nicole M. Downing on Tue. October 4, 2022 10:00 AM
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