Faculty Research Service (LibRA)

LibRA, the law library’s faculty research service, provides high quality, short-term research assistance to the faculty at the UNC School of Law. LibRA specializes in assisting with complex legal research and interdisciplinary research projects. Research is conducted by student research assistants under the supervision of the Faculty Research Services Librarian.

To submit a research request, please call or email Reference Librarian Ellie Campbell: (919) 843 4959 or elliec@email.unc.edu. She will contact you as soon as possible to discuss the details of your request and provide a completion date for the work product.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to use LibRA?

All law faculty, as well all law school deans and administrators, may utilize the LibRA service. Please note that student research assistants cannot use the LibRA service on your behalf.

How long will it take to complete the research?

Ellie Campbell will review each request and contact you with an estimate of the time needed to complete the project. That estimate will depend upon the complexity of your request and the number of faculty projects already in the queue when you make your request.

What about rush requests?

If you have a research request for which you need a quick turnaround time, please email Ellie Campbell to confirm that LibRA will be able to accommodate your accelerated deadline.

How can my research assistant receive help with research?

Although research assistants cannot use the LibRA service themselves, any of the reference librarians will be happy to meet with them and discuss research strategy and resources. Please contact your assigned library liaison for assistance or have the student request a research consultation here.

Can LibRA provide cite-checking for my article or book?

LibRA does not offer cite-checking assistance.