Answered By: John Harvard
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2017     Views: 114

SEARCH KEYWORDS

Search terms that can help you narrow down your results in HOLLIS+, Academic Search Premier, and other multidisciplinary resources:

  • law
  • legislation
  • law and legislation
  • cases
  • "legal aspects”

FURTHER GUIDANCE

The best place to start is our Law School Library.

The HLS Library’s online guide to Secondary Sources will help you get your bearings in legal topics. Secondary sources provide you relevant background information and analysis on legal topics along with key primary law (cases, statutes, and regulations) that you should be aware of.

You can also Ask a Law Librarian a question or request a research consultation.

KEY DATABASES

LexisNexis Academic -- Use the "search by content type" menu to select from legal, news, or business sources. Legal materials include federal and state case law, statutes, regulations, law reviews, and legal encyclopedias.

HeinOnline – Useful for its extensive Law Journal Library, which contains full runs of over 2200 publications, HeinOnline also has U.S. Supreme Court cases, U.S. Congressional documents, U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register, world constitutions and treaties, state session laws, English Reports (1220-1867), Statutes of the Realm (1235-1713), legal classics, and more. All material in HeinOnline is in PDF scanned from the original works.

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