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Business Law

This guide is a starting point for Business Law resources.

Legal Databases


Primary sources in law include state and local statutes, regulations, case law* and court decisions and secondary sources:

(*Case law is "law based on judicial opinions, as opposed to law based on statutes, regulations, or other sources," according to NOLO's Plain English Law Dictionary.)

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Secondary sources are legal commentary and analysis in trade and scholarly law review journals

Top Business Law Journals

Below are a few of the top business law journals you can access through the library, in print and online.

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Government Sources

Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with federal and state government documents available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). You can find these resources on the lower level (1st floor) of the library in the Government Documents Collection. The following might be particularly useful for legal research:

  • Constitutions
  • Statutes
  • Codes

You can also find physical copies of various Reporters in the Law Collection on the main (2nd) floor of the library, including:

  • Federal Reporter
  • North Western Reporter