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Successful Summer Strategies: Research in the Real World   Tags: cost effective, practice  

Research in the real world starts here! Use this guide to orient yourself to the work and research environment.
Last Updated: Oct 5, 2017 URL: http://law.umaryland.libguides.com/successful_summer_strategies Print Guide RSS Updates

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Free Web Resources

A few key resources are listed below.

  • Google Scholar
    A particularly good source for case law. State reported cases back to 1950, Federal circuit/district reported cases back to 1923. U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1791. Unreported coverage varies.
  • Fastcase App
    Research case law for free on Android or iPhone. No Fastcase subscription needed.
  • Jureeka
    A Firefox or Chrome add on that creates a search bar on your browser to enter citations and find them on the free web
  • American Law Sources Online (ALSO)
    Locate statutes and regulations for all fifty states and federal.
  • eCFR
    Federal Regulations
  • Congress.gov Beta
    Bills & Acts 2001 to current. Find current bills. Will eventually replace Thomas.
  • Thomas
    Bills 1989-current, Public Laws & some other legislative history documents.
  • FDsys
    Contains U.S. Code, federal legislative history materials, federal regulations (CFR and Federal Register). From the U.S. Government Printing Office.
  • PACER
    Federal Court dockets, except Supreme Court. Costs 10 cents a page. Opinions are free.
  • LLRX Court Rules, Forms and Dockets
    Locate state court dockets.
  • Wex Legal Encyclopedia
 

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This guide was used with permission from Meredith Hale, content created and developed by  Sue Altmeyer and Laura Ray at the Cleveland Marshall Law Library.

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