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1L Success Guide Legal Research: Legal Research

CALI Lessons

CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) has several good interactive lessons pertaining to Legal Research.

Audio Resources

Learn How to get Research Help

The librarians are here to help you with your research projects. Visit the Law Library Directory page for information on how to contact the librarians.

West Academic Study Aids

Books in Our Library

Helpful Research Links

Cornell Legal Research Guide - guide with links to useful sources and is a great resource.

Arizona Legal Research Guide - guide that covers a multitude of different subjects.

Drake Legal Research Guide - selected materials for legal research.

Arizona State University - guide that contains information for legal research, legal writing, citations, dictionaries, and grammar and usage tips.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania - holistic guide containing great legal research sources and tips.

Subject Guide

Register Your Passwords

You must register your passwords before you can use them.  You will need them for your research instruction so...PLEASE REGISTER YOUR PASSWORDS ASAP.

Westlaw: Register you password at http://lawschool.westlaw.com/.  You will create your own unique OnePass login and password.

Lexis: Register you Lexis activation code at http://www.lexis.com/lawschool using the "Students Register Here" button.  During the registration process you will create a LexisNexis Custom ID and password.

Websites

Basic Legal Research on the Internet

   LLRX article by Ken Strutin includes a short list of "go to" sites that most researchers will find useful.

Congress.gov

   Library of Congress webiste makes federal legislative information freely available to the public. Includes bills, Congressional reports, hearings, votes, debates, and public laws.
Findlaw is a portal for legal resources, including primary sources of law, legal documents, and commentary.

Guide to Law Online

   Law Library of Congress guide to sources of information on government and law available on the Internet. Includes links to reliable sites for legal information on U.S., international, and foreign law.

Legal Information Institute

   Cornell Law School site, provides link to primary sources of federal and state law.

Lexis Law School website

   Includes tutorials on using Lexis and Sheaprd's, along with an Interactive Citation Workshop on the Bluebook http://www.lexisnexis.com/icw/.

LLRX.com

   Law and technology resources for legal professionals, includes guides to researching various areas of law.

Westlaw Law School website

   Includes a variety of tutorial on researching on Westlaw, including a KeyCite tutorial.