For anyone looking for a primer on legal research, we have a brand new LibGuide detailing where to find the law including primary sources such as constitutions, statutes, court opinions and case law, regulations, and administrative decisions as well as important secondary and scholarly sources which may be cited as persuasive authority such as treatises, law reviews, specialized periodicals, annotations, and restatements, as well as legal encyclopedias. Both free and commercial sources are included.

LibGuide Highlights: 

• How to track down a legal citation
• How to distinguish between statute and case law citations
• Where to find both Federal and State statutes
• Where to find both Federal and State court opinions
• Where to find specialized legal materials such as regulations, dockets, forms, and reporters
• How to check the validity of a case before citing it

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