Chapter Contributor: Dr. Yolanda Patrice Jones, Chapter 6: Federal Research, a chapter in Locating the Law: A Handbook for Non-Law Librarians in Michigan.
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Finding legal information in the United States can be difficult and/or confusing for the layperson. Electronic databases such as LexisNexis or Westlaw may only be accessible for those who can afford it. Even with access to these databases, those without legal training may find them to be overwhelming. This chapter aims to shed some light on the process of doing federal legal research as well as recommend Internet sites where the layperson can get access to free legal resources.
Information Literacy | Legal Education | Legal Writing and Research
Jones, Yolanda Patrice PhD, MLS, "Federal Research" (2017). Faculty Books and Book Contributions. 25.