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Dittakavi Rao, B.S., M.A., M.L.S.

Associate Director
School of Law
Duquesne Center for Legal Information

Room 121 Duquesne Center for Legal Information
Phone: 412.396.5014


M.L.S., Library Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1978
M.A., Anthropology, Andhra University, India, 1969
B.S., Sciences, Andhra University, India, 1965

Advanced Legal Research (Law School)

Legal Research Methods (Paralegal Institute)


Internet Legal Research


Outstanding Law Librarian of 1988 (Alert Publications, Inc.)

President's Award for Staff Excellence (Duquesne University, 1994)


1. Pennsylvania Paralegal Computer Research Handbook - American Lawyer Media. 2001

2. Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook - American Lawyer Media, 2008 (co-author)

3. Computer Assisted Legal Research Made Easy in Pennsylvania, NBI, 2002 (co-author)

4. Navigating Legal Research & Technology: Quick Reference Guide to the 1,500 Most Common Questions about Traditional and Online Legal Research, Bridge Publishing Group LLC, 2010 (co-author)

5. Pennsylvania Legal Research Websites www.pennsylvanialegalresearch.com

6. Several legal research articles and bibliographies in legal newspapers.

Professional Affiliations

WPLLA - Western Pennsylvania Law Library Association

AALL - American Association of Law Libraries