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This guide is intended to be used as an introduction to the sources of information on the topic of counseling and negotiation.


Getting Started

Unless you are already familiar with a topic, it's best to start with introductory sources and then go on to more focused works - moving from secondary to primary resources.

When beginning research in Counseling and Negotiation, secondary sources such as articles and books can provide you with an overview of the topic and help you to become aware of search terms that you might not think of otherwise.  These sources will also cite primary authorities such as statutes and case law.  You can then use the primary sources mentioned in these secondary sources as a jumping-off point to find additional primary sources.

The TMLL catalog and the Discovery Service can point you to useful books and articles.  The Library also subscribes to many databases that index articles in scholarly journal and other periodicals.  These databases can help you begin your research.  Most of the articles found in these database searches have access to full-text.

Don't forget the "Big Three" - BloombergLaw, LexisAdvance and Westlaw.  Each of these databases offers access to a wide variety of primary and secondary sources.  A password is required in order to access these databases.  If you have forgotten any of your passwords, please contact the librarian for your course. 


Related Research Guides

For more information please see:

Chapter 3 - Background Research Using Secondary Sources (TMLL Guide to Legal Research)


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