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Health Law Research Guide: Overview

A gateway to online resources, including federal, state, and international health law, health law topics, legal and medical journals and newsletters, legal and medical agencies and organizations, and relevant discussion groups.

Getting Started

Finding Books Not in the Law Library

Books from other Pace libraries (Mortola or Birnbaum)

  • Click REQUEST, and log in with your name and bar code, then
  • Choose a pickup location, add special instructions, and click submit.
  • Bar codes are available at the circulation desk in the Law Library

Books via ConnectNY

  • Click the ConnectNY link to search for books in ConnectNY consortium libraries. 
  • Fill in your name, bar code, choose a pickup location, and click submit.

Books in other libraries--use interlibrary loan

  • Set up an ILLiad account using your Pace email address.
  • You can submit ILL requests for books and articles, and check on the status of your requests.



  • Find book in catalog
  • Sign in with Pace portal user name and password
  • Read on screen or download

Google Research

Consider using Google Scholar and/or Google Books.

Google offers advanced search, which can allow you to conduct more targeted searches.  Advanced search allows you to:

  • require /exclude words
  • search for a phrase
  • limit results by language
  • limit results by format type
  • search within a site or domain
  • limit by date or region
  • require where the keywords show up
  • etc.

Find Periodicals

According to Rule 16 of the Bluebook, periodicals include articles in:

  • Consecutively paginated journals;
  • Nonconsecutively paginated journals/magazines;
  • Newspapers, both print and online; 
  • Student-written law review notes and comments;
  • Book reviews;
  • Symposia;
  • Specially designated articles in consecutively paginated journals; or
  • Noncommercially distributed newsletters

Search Print & E-Journals and Library Catalog for title of a journal or law review. Use the library's Interlibrary Loan service to request an article not available in Pace collection.

Research Guide Author

Margaret R. Moreland originally developed this research guide. It is currently maintained by Lorraine Chun, reference librarian.  Please note that this research guide is presently being updated.