Research Guides and FAQs are created by librarians with students in mind, making them some of the most accessible sources of information available. Use them to get answers to basic questions and to get grounded in a topic before beginning a research project.
What are research guides?
Research guides walk users through the basics of a subject area and tips on how to research it. Created by librarians and subject experts, these guides provide a research framework for scholars and highlight print and electronic resources.
How do I find them?
Most research guides are freely accessible through academic websites. The University of Michigan Library and the Michigan Law Library each have research guides, and scholars can find many more through the web. Just search Google for [jurisdiction/topic] legal research guide. This will help you find legal sources for a U.S. state, government institution, body of law, and pretty much anything else.
Like any other legal resource, be sure to verify the accuracy and currency of any information found in a research guide.
Select Sources of Research Guides
What are Law Library FAQs?
The Law Library's FAQ page is a bank of questions and answers related to school and library policy and history, as well as reference questions.
How to use the FAQ database?
Begin typing a question or keyword into the search box. You can either choose from the dropdown menu of suggested related FAQs or hit Enter and choose from the results list.
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