GoodScan Service

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Supporting research through digital delivery of Law Library materials. 

The GoodScan Service, available to Duke Law faculty, students, and staff, provides electronic scans of articles and book chapters from materials held by the Law Library. There is no charge for this service, and most requests will be processed and delivered to you via email within 3-5 business days.

Materials available

The following materials are requestable via the GoodScan Service:

  • Articles from journals and law reviews
  • Book chapters (copyright law limits scans to the lesser of one chapter or 10% of the book)
  • Pamphlets
  • Chapters from books on Permanent Reserve (not Course Reserve)
  • Articles/chapters from materials stored at the Library Service Center

We are unable to scan the following materials:

  • Chapters from books on Course Reserve, including textbooks
  • Cases
  • Entire books
  • Fragile or brittle items
  • Media items
  • Items that are not on the shelf. In this case, we will follow up with you to locate the material via alternate means.

Sounds great, how do I request a GoodScan?

Requesting a GoodScan is fast and easy:

  1. Sign in using your NetID and password
  2. Click either Article or Book Chapter under New Request in the left menu
  3. Enter the Book/Journal Title, Year, Chapter/Article Title and Page Range
  4. Click Submit

That’s it! You will receive an email when the scan is complete.