This page provides links to research guides produced at other sites on a variety of legal subjects. Some of the research guides may be geared toward a specific library collection, but most should still be valuable in providing information on how to conduct research in legal subject areas that may be unfamiliar to you. If you are doing research in international, foreign or human rights law, or doing research involving United Nations documents, you should also visit our Web pages on those topics for additional links to research guides.
Detailed legal research guides for a wide range of subjects and jurisdictions.
Presents alternatives to using Lexis or Westlaw for different types of legal research materials.
Provides subject access to research guides and pathfinders at over 130 law schools. Multiple search options available. Maintained at the University of Akron School of Law.
Legal Dictionary (Findlaw)
Free access to definitions for over 8,260 legal terms. The source credited for this dictionary is Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law, 1996.
Legal Research Engine (Cornell University Law Library)
Searches the Web to for legal research guides, legal Web sites and academic law "blawgs."
Wex (Legal Information Institute)
A combined legal dictionary and encyclopedia that is written and edited collaboratively by "qualified experts." The Legal Information Institute requires all potential authors to submit their qualifications before they are allowed to contribute.
Large alphabetical list of terms, similar to an encyclopedia or dictionary. However, instead of providing commentary about a topic or definitions, research sources relating to the term are listed. Created originally by a law librarian for personal use, now licensed by Lexis but provided for free on the Web.