Academic Success Resources for Students: Legal Research

Online Learning: Legal Research Techniques and Legal Resources

Examples & Explanations for Legal Research by Terrill Pollman, et al.

Hone your ability to identify, understand, and locate cases, statutes, regulations, and secondary sources with the explanations in this book.

Principles of Legal Research by Kent C. Olson

This is the successor to the venerable book How to Find the Law. It provides in-depth knowledge of legal resources and discussion of advanced legal research techniques.

Legal Research in a Nutshell by Kent C. Olson

This Nutshell provides an abbreviated guide to legal research in primary and secondary sources, including sections on international and foreign law.

Books: Legal Research Techniques and Legal Resources

Federal Legal Research by Mary Garvey Alegro et al.

This resource guides you through the process, techniques, and resources used when researching federal law.

Basic Legal Research Workbook by Amy E. Sloan

Here is an introduction to legal research for law students and new attorneys, with sections on federal legislative history and federal administrative law.

Legal Research in a Nutshell by Kent C. Olson

This Nutshell provides an abbreviated guide to legal research in primary and secondary sources, including sections on international and foreign law.

Popular Online Legal Research Databases

Bloomberg Law

Sign up with your UC Hastings e-mail address. Access court dockets, case law and statutory law, agency filings, news, and more.

Hein Online

Access Hein Online from on campus or, if you are a current student, through our library website with your Hastings login credentials.

CEB OnLAW

Access CEB OnLAW from on campus or, if you are a current student, through our library website with your Hastings login credentials.

Lexis Advance

Westlaw Edge