The Oechler Reference Area houses the library's Reference Collection. Reference materials are intended for quick consultation to aid further research for both legal and non-legal topics. The collection includes such standard reference sources as dictionaries (legal and general, for both U.S. and foreign audiences); encyclopedias; citation guides and major style manuals for law and other disciplines; biographical directories for legal and non-legal subjects; legal research guides for state, federal, foreign, and international jurisdictions; indexes and finding aids for legal periodical literature and government publications; statistical data compilations for the federal government, the legal system, and specific courts; and selected standard reference tools from other disciplines. The collection also contains a small library of self-help guides to aid the general public with locating information about common legal matters.
The area is named for alumnus Henry J. Oechler Jr. (J.D. 1971), currently Of Counsel at Chadbourne & Parke in New York.
The Oechler Reference Area can be found on Level 3 of the library. View Level 3 map and description