This guide is designed to assist spaders in their law review and journal duties. One section explains the Interlibrary Loan process and the Professional Center Library's policies as they pertain to spaders. Another section introduces the rules of the Bluebook most commonly encountered by spaders, and describe library resources related to these rules that are appropriate for citation purposes. Finally, each review/journal has a tab on which any local rules, processes or preferences can be noted.
Welcome to Editing!
Welcome to spading, part of the law review and journal production process. In academic law publications, review and journal staff are responsible for verifying the content of cited material by examining the original, and the accuracy of the citation format. Usually, The Bluebook requires an original print copy of the cited material, or a print image. In some cases, it permits use of non-page image electronic versions, particularly of material that is primarily used in an online format. At Wake Forest, spaders collect the cited material from on-campus libraries and databases. This guide will link you to some of the most important resources in the Wake Forest libraries, and give you contact information for another very important resource - the librarians.
Library Staff You Should Know
Four librarians/professors of legal research are available to assist you whether you're spading or writing a note of your own. Professors Eggert, Irwin-Smiler, and Johnson have offices on the second floor of the library, near the federal statutes. Professor Irvin has an office on the third floor, just off the "Airport Lounge." Each of them has years of experience identifying citations and locating documents.
In addition, Mrs. Angie Hobbs, the reference coordinator, is the library staff member who handles most interlibrary loan requests, and may also be able to answer your questions.