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View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

Law

This guide provides a basic introduction to U.S. legal research and to primary legal resources in the United States. Comparative and foreign research guides are also included.

Legal resources via Internet

Legal resources on the Web are deep, accessible and mostly free.  Keep in mind, however, that these sites lack the structure found in databases of commercial sources such as HeinOnline.  Also, beware of searching differences and differnces in standardized phrasing from one online site to another.  Web sites are useful mostly in locating federal and state primary sources: bills, statutes, cases, regulations, AG opinions, etc. 

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