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Legal Research & Writing: Legal Research

Last Updated: Nov 3, 2023 1:50 PM


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!



Adelman, New York Legal Research 4th ed. KFN5074 .A34 2020 (Law Library General Collection, Reference, Ref Desk, Reserve, & NY Alcove)  New York Legal Research 4th ed. is also available online in the LexisNexis Digital Library.

Manz, Gibson’s New York Legal Research Guide, 4thed. KFN 5074 G53 2014 (Law Library General Collection, Reference, Ref Desk, Reserve, & NY Alcove)


Hazelton, Beard, Specialized Legal Research (looseleaf) F240 .S69 2014 (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