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This subject guide links to resources for legal research. Students in a particular course should loook for a guide specifically for that course, e.g., Political Science 418, "Legal Research & Writing."


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Legal Reference Sources


For legal abbreviations use Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations, searchable via LexisNexis Academic UWW access only - Also available at Andersen Library's 2nd-floor Reference Desk

Legal Encycopedias

- Also available in Andersen Library's 2nd-floor Law Collection: Corpus Juris Secundum.

Directories of Lawyers, Law Firms, Law Schools, & Legal Associations (searchable)

Legal Forms


  • How to Shepardize (Washington Universitty School of Law)
  • Shepard's® (LexisNexis Academic database) - UWW access only
    Updating and citing information is available for federal and state court cases, law review articles, and attorney general opinions.


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