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Alumni Access to the Law Library: Free and Low Cost Research Tools

Government Websites - Cases

Federal Courts

State Courts

Government Websites - Legislation

Federal Legislation

State Legislation

Government Websites - Regulation

Federal Regulations

State Regulations

Local Codes

Municipalities generally contract with one of these services to publish their ordinances. Check these rule libraries when your issue involves local code.

Free Legal Research Websites

Low-Cost Legal Research Plaforms

Forms

Federal Forms

State & Local Forms

Law Journal Articles

When tackling a new subject, look at journal articles to get background or a history of the topic. These secondary sources are generally not included in the free legal databases listed elsewhere in this guide. Collections here cover free article access -- which may not always be the published piece, rather an earlier draft.

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