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Legal Research Guide: Websites

Conducting Legal Research

Thorough legal research on a topic involves studying federal and state laws (statutes/statutory law), regulations (administrative law), and court decisions (case law).  The recommended websites below provide access to topic overviews, which summarize the laws related to various topics and include links to primary sources -- related statutes, regulations, and court decisions.  These overviews are a great starting point for your research.

LexisNexis provides access to the text of federal and state statutes and court decisions, as well as reference materials like legal encyclopedias.

For a more thorough explanation of how to conduct legal research, check out this great guide from the Georgia State University Law Library:

Recommended Websites

Legal Research in Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)

This tutorial will show you how to find legal information in Lexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic), including laws passed by federal and state legislators, federal and state court cases, and reference materials such as American Jurisprudence, a legal encyclopedia of U.S. law.  To start your search in LexisNexis, click on the link below.

Still need help finding legal information in Lexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)?  Contact a friendly librarian, or check out these helpful articles from LexisNexis.