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Basic Legal Research by
Call Number: KF240.S585 2018
Publication Date: 2018
Shelf range: Reserve Section
Clear, step-by-step instruction in the basics of legal research.
Federal Legal Research by
Call Number: KF240 .F48 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Explains how to conduct research of the U.S. Constitution, federal cases, statutes, administrative regulations, and secondary sources.
Specialized Legal Research by
Call Number: KF240.S684 1987
Covers legal research in nine specialized substantive areas: Securities Regulation, UCC, income tax, copyright, labor, environmental and land use, admiralty and maritime, immigration, and military law.
Secondary resources are an excellent place to start when researching an unfamiliar topic, or when your research question is not specific enough to make searching primary legal sources efficient. Many legal treatises, encyclopedias, journals, and law reviews are available electronically in the resources highlighted above.
LLSDC's Legislative Source Book
The Law Librarians' Society of Washington, DC provides a series of thorough guides to researching various aspects of Federal law, including Congressional records, regulations, and statutes.
General Electronic Resources
Full text of primary and secondary sources of federal law. Especially useful for historical research.
Search for federal case law.