Welcome to the Guide to Basic Legal Research!
Where to find the legal resources in print at the RU library:
Most of the print sources in the Roosevelt University Library's collection are kept in the downtown campus library. Many of the print resources are reference books (marked REF in the call number in our catalog) and can only be used in the library. The legal resources are shelved in the room behind the circulation, reference and computer lab area on the 10th floor.
Quick Links to this Guide
American Civil Liberties Union E-Books
Search Google Scholar
Google Scholar will link our Library Links to articles. Look for...
"Full-Text @ My Library"
Search Law Databases
If you would like to do a quick article search for law related articles, type your keyword in the box below. For a more robust search, please visit the Find Articles tab above to access individual article databases.
Major Research Database: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is your source to go to for case law, and searching by citation, parties, or topic. Try its "Combined Search" to look in Law Reviews: a very scholarly way to add a legal angle to a research paper.