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This article examines the use of “on file with” citations in student-edited law reviews and journals and their impact on future research endeavors. It then explores potential remedies to make unpublished materials held by authors more accessible and identifies factors to consider before posting these materials online. Finally, it argues that law libraries are best suited to develop solutions for making unpublished materials more accessible and to serve as long-term stewards of these valuable resources.

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Law Library Journal, Vol. 114, No. 2, Pp. 93-129.