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This guide contains suggested resources and research strategies for Professor Means' Seminar on the U.S. Courts and Legal System. If you have questions or need assistance with your research, just Ask a Librarian!
Planning your research
The Discover search on the library homepage is a good place to begin your research. It includes books, U.S. government documents, articles, news, and much more.
Include books (print and online) in your research. Make note of the call numbers for print books; you'll need those to find books in the library!
Think about what types of sources will you need for your research: Contemporary or historical news? Legal materials, like the text of court decisions or law review articles? Empirical data? The resources highlighted in this guide will help you find different types of sources, which often require different research strategies.