Researching a legal question often involves working with several types of law:
Legal research is complicated by the fact that all these types of law may function at various governmental levels. For example, an activity may be subject to regulations from both federal and state administrative agencies.
See the tabs above for more information on each type of law, for municipal and local law, and other special topics.
Learn more about legal research: Fundamentals of Legal Research, located in the reference collection, second floor Dunbar library; Ref KF240.M469 2002
You can also search for "legal research" in the University Libraries catalog.
The University Libraries does not possess a comprehensive law library. If you need assistance in finding legal information, contact the government and legal information coordinator - contact information on the right side of this page.
|Citation||What it means|
|40 CFR 87.1||Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 87.1|
|197 F.3d 1178||Volume 197 of the Federal Reporter, 3rd Series, page 1178|
Reading Legal Citations (from Boston College Law Library) is a guide to legal citations and includes a list of common abbreviations
Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations (Ref KF246 .P73 2001) provides a comprehensive list of abbreviations. Located in the reference collection, second floor, Dunbar Library
The University Libraries does not offer support for these online reference managers. They are listed as a convenience for our student, faculty, and staff. Many of the University Libraries' article databases will export bibliographic records to reference management software.
This guide was prepared for use by Wright State University students, faculty, and staff. Print resources are titles held in Dunbar Library. Subscription databases are available to all library users in Dunbar Library. Remote access from these pages is available to Wright State faculty, staff, and students.