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Johnson & Phillips, Legal Research Exercises Following The Bluebook, 11th ed. KF 240 C53815 2011   (Ref)

Herskowitz, Legal Research Made Easy, 4th ed. KF 240 H47 2005 (Ref)

Hodes, Legal Research: A Self-Teaching Guide to the Law Library, A Series of Library Tours and Exercises, 2d ed. KF 240 H53 1988

McCully, Robinson, The Legal Research Workbook  KF 240 M33 1996

McKinney, Legal Research: A Practical Guide & Self Instructional Workbook, 5th ed. KF240 .M35 2008 (Ref) 

Murray & DeSanctis, Legal research and writing across the curriculum : problems and exercises KF240 .M872 2009 (Ref)

Noyes & Lindfors, Legal research scavenger hunt workbook : North Central Region (includes general and federal resources) KF240 .N6968 2010 (Ref)

Noyes, Legal research scavenger hunt workbook : South Central Region (includes general and federal resources)  KF240 .N697 2009

Sloan & Schwinn, Basic legal research workbook Rev. 3rd ed. KF240 .S662 2010 (Study Aids)



Barkan, Mersky, Dunn, Fundamentals of Legal Research, 9th ed. KF 240 P65 2009 (Ref Desk)

Legal Research Illustrated, 9th ed. KF 240 P652 2009 (Ref Desk)

Cohen, Olson, Legal Research in a Nutshell, 12th ed. KF 240 C54 2016 (Ref, Study Aids)

Manz, Gibson’s New York Legal Research Guide, 3rd ed. KFN 5074 G53 2004 (Also Ref, Ref Desk, NY Alcove, LL Archives)

Olson, Principles of Legal Research KF 240 O57 2009 (Study Aids)

Rombauer, Legal Problem Solving,: Analysis, Research and Writing, 5th ed. KF 240 R64 1991



Getting Started

 "The first step in locating legal     

   information is to determine          

   how and where to begin."

 Kent C. Olson, Legal Information : How to Find It, How to Use It 31 (1999).


This guide is meant to provide resources you may find helpful when learning how to research efficiently. The Law Librarians are a great resource as well, so feel free to stop by the Reference desk for help!



Armstrong, Knott Where the law is: An Introduction to Advanced Legal Research, 3rd ed. KF240 A76 2009 

Bae, Searching the Law, 3rd ed. KF 240 S43 2005 (Ref Desk)

Berring, Edinger, Finding the Law, 12th ed. KF 240 B45 2005 (Also Ref, Reserve)

Berring, Edinger Legal Research Survival Manual KF 240 B47 2002 (Also Ref Desk) 

Bouchoux, Deborah E., Concise Guide to Legal research and Writing KF 240 B678 2011 (Ref)

Bouchoux, Deborah E. Legal Research Explained 2d ed.  KF 240 B683 2014 (Ref)

Elias, Levinkind, Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law, 15th ed. KF 240 E35 2009 (Ref)

Fishman & Rao, Navigating Legal Research & Technology KF 240 F595 2010 (Ref)

Fox, The Legal Research Dictionary KF 240 F69 2006 (Ref) 

Gallacher, Legal communication and research : lawyering skills for the twenty-first century
 KF240 .G35 2015 (Ref & Study Aids)
Chapters on writing, analysis, and research

Honigsberg, Cluing into Legal Research: A Simple Guide to Finding the Law KF 240 H56 1979 (Ref)
Succinct introduction and overview of legal system and authority

Kelso, Studying Law: An Introduction to Legal Research, 3rd ed. KF 240 K45 1999 (Ref)

Kunz, The Process of Legal Research, 7th ed. KF 240 P76 2008 (Ref, Koren AV)
Excellent! Unique Ch. 16 and 17 on practice and procedure.

Levitt, Rosch, The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet KF 242 A1 B52 2006 (Ref Desk, Koren AV) 

Murray, DeSanctis, Legal Research and Writing KF 240 M87 2006 (Ref)

Murray, DeSanctis, Legal Research Methods KF 240 M874 2009 (Ref)

Murray, DeSanctis, Legal Writing and Analysis KF250 M865 2009 (Ref

Oates, Enquist, Just Research, 2nd ed. KF 240 O18 2009 (Ref, Koren AV) 

Olsen, Legal Information: How to Find It, How to Use It KF 240 O365 1999 (Ref); E-book 

Osbeck, Impeccable Research: A Concise Guide to Mastering Legal Research Skills KF 240 O73 2010 (Ref)

Teply, Legal Research and Citation, 5th ed. KF 240 T46 1999 (Ref)

Wren, Wren, The Legal Research Manual, 2nd ed. KF 240 W7 1988 (Also Ref)

Zich, McCann, The Lawyer's Research Companion : A Concise Guide to Sources KF 240 L37 1998 (Ref) 



Adelman, New York Legal Research KFN 5074 A34 2008 (Also Ref, Ref Desk, Reserve, NY Alcove, LL Archives)

Manz, Gibson’s New York Legal Research Guide, 3rd ed. KFN 5074 G53 2004 (Also Ref, Ref Desk, NY Alcove, LL Archives)  



Hazelton, Beard, Specialized Legal Research, 1987+ (looseleaf) KF 240 S69 1987(Ref Desk)
Arranged by subject 

Corbin, Find the Law in the Library, 1989 KF 240 C63 1989 (Ref)
Arranged by subject: Marriage, Business, Tort, etc.

Gardner, Stewart, Worsham, Tax Research Techniques, 8th ed. KF 241 T38 S55 2008 (Ref)

Garvin, Real World Research Skills ZA 5110 G37 2006 (Ref)
A resource for finding federal government information.

Goehlert, Martin, Congress and Law-Making: Researching the Legislative Process, 2nd ed. KF 240 G63 1989 (Ref)

Karlin, Tax Research, 4th ed. KF 241 T38 K37 2009 (Ref)

Rehberg, Popa, Accidental Tourist on the New Frontier: A Introductory Guide to Global Legal Research K 85 A27 1998 (Also Ref)

Richmond, Federal Tax Research, 8th ed. KF 241 T38 R5 2010 (Also Ref, Ref Desk)

Algero, Mary Garvey, Federal Legal Research KF240 .F48 2014  

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