The topical research guides listed here are designed to provide students in specific Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law courses with resources and tools to begin their course-related research. The guides provide information on print and electronic library resources, legal databases, interdisciplinary databases, current awareness resources, and web resources.
The reference librarians at the Ross-Blakley Law Library encourage all students engaging in research projects to meet with a librarian to discuss their research. College of Law students can request an appointment to meet with a librarian here.
Choosing a Paper Topic Research Guide
This research guide from the Ross-Blakley Law Library is designed for students who are writing a substantive legal research paper and are looking for guidance on how to begin. The guide details sources for help in selecting a paper topic and offers insight in how to check whether your paper will add new information to the field of law.
Conducting a Preemption Check Research Guide
This research guide details the recommended steps for conducting a preemption check, as well as provides information on and links to a variety of resources for conducting a thorough check.
The reference librarians at the Ross-Blakley Law Library are happy to help you find or navigate research resources. Librarians are available Monday-Friday by phone or by email.
Currently, the Law Library can only be accessed in-person by College of Law students, faculty, and staff, in compliance with the University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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