Develop a legal research strategy and add these tips and tools to your legal research checklist. It is often helpful to begin your research in an unfamiliar area of law with a secondary source like a research guide. Below you'll find a list of our favorite legal research guides as well as tips on how to find others.
Law Library Research Guides
Search [type of law] law research guide
ex. health law research guide
ex. health law research guide site:.edu (adding site:.edu to Google limits the search to .edu sites only)
Search [type of law] law pathfinder
ex. health law pathfinder
Search [type of law] "annotated bibliography"
ex. health law "annotated bibliography"
Search the Catalog
Search the catalog for subject headings "legal research" or "law bibliography" or do a keyword search for [legal topic] legal research (ex. animal rights legal research).
There are many specialized legal research books in the library. Search for them under the subject Legal Research - United States (or other jurisdiction).
Below is a sample of the type of specialized legal research books available in the library or online through a library database.