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Louis D. Brandeis Law Library
This guide will help you to identify and use legal resources when researching U.S. Federal law. Each tab includes a short overview of the subject, links to databases, websites, books, and other resources accessible through the library. For further help with your research, please contact the Law Library.
Most useful Federal resources
Basic Legal Research
Call Number: KF240 .S585 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Clear, step-by-step instruction in the basics of legal research.
Includes the United States Code, Statutes at Large, Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal legislative history, legal periodicals, and other legislative materials.
Choose 'Search by Subject or Topic' and select the correct 'Legal' area, or choose 'Advanced Options' and apply the correct 'Content Type'. For cases, click the 'Look up a Legal Case' tab to search by citation, parties, or topic.
Congressional reports and hearings; federal legislative histories; and Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports.
Law students & faculty only. Choose 'Federal Law'.
Law students & faculty only. Choose 'Federal' tab.
Law students & faculty only. Browse 'Federal Materials' or search 'All Federal' in jurisdiction.
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