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Basic Legal Research

Special Note

Legal reference assistance DOES NOT equal legal advice.  Advice can only be obtained from a licensed attorney.

Public Library of Law

The Public Library of Law is the world's largest online database of free law.  It provides access to a wide variety of legal resources.


The Law Library of Congress

The Guide to Law Online is an annotated compendium of Internet links; a portal of Internet sources of interest to legal researchers.

Journal Research

Hein Online can be used to search for articles in legal journals. These articles may discuss specific cases or just issues that have been pursued in courts.

Legal Collection - Provides indexing and full-text access to journals on education and legal topics.