A full list of all CALI lessons covering Legal Research is available in the Legal Research Index. Some of the popular topics are linked below. For access to CALI, stop by the Law Library Reference Desk during business hours.
With CALI you can learn how to think like a legal researcher and maximize your efficiency with WestLaw and Lexis. Choose from lessons "Anatomy of a Case", "Introduction to Search Logic and Strategies", "Internet Legal Resources - Free Resources", and more!
This best-selling coursebook on legal research is known for its clear, step-by-step instruction in the basics. Using a building-block approach, Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies, Sixth Edition breaks material into discrete, readily comprehensible parts. Self-contained chapters on sources make the book flexible for any type of legal research course. Useful pedagogy throughout the text includes end-of-chapter checklists, clear examples, and summary charts. Helpful sample pages and examples of research sources guide students through the presentation, and an accompanying workbook provides exercises to test comprehension.
An essential guide to legal self-help literature by a leading authority in the field.With no previous legal background, you will be able to find books to answer your most frequently asked legalquestions. Many matters can be handled without hiring a lawyer, and this book will lead you to sources of expert advice on doing just that, and save you money in the process. It also weighs the pros and cons of hiring an attorney vs. representing oneself.Nearly 800 substantive reviews of self-help books and secondary sources. Each of the more than 85 legal specialty bibliographies contained in this unique reference tool is preceded by an invaluable introduction which lays out the nature of the law in that field and the sources of that law, whether constitutional, statutory, common law based, or regulatory, or some combination of these. Links to relevant web sites and research sites are also included, as well as a complete directory of public law libraries around the country.
Principles of Legal Research provides encyclopedic yet concise coverage of research methods and resources using both free and commercial websites as well as printed publications. It has been thoroughly updated to provide coverage of WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, and other new resources. An introductory survey of research strategies is followed by chapters on the sources of U.S. law created by each branch of government, discussion of major secondary sources, and an overview of international and comparative law. Sample illustrations are included, and an appendix lists more than 500 major treatises and looseleaf services by subject.