Legal Research Treatises
Fundamentals of Legal Research
Steven M. Barkan, Roy M. Mersky, & Donald J. Dunn
After discussing the legal research process, this classic book details court reports, the national reporter system, federal legislation and secondary sources in depth. There are also chapters on international legal research, legal research in the United Kingdom, and federal tax research.
Legal Research in a Nutshell
Morris L. Cohen and Kent C. Olson
Introductory overview of the research process and the essential sources of American law, including primary and secondary material. The author presents both print and electronic sources. Appendixes include sources for state appellate court cases, state resarch guides and topical looseleaf and electronic services.
Legal Research Manual
Christopher G. Wren & Jill Robinson Wren
Instead of focusing on the sources of the law, this book provides a concise guide to the process of legal research: finding the law, reading the law and updating the law. Wren & Wren do provide a lengthy discussion of researching legislative history in one of their appendices.
Legal Research: How to Find and Understand the Law
Stephen Elias & Susan Levinkind
The legal research process and primary and secondary sources are outlined as usual, but what makes this book unique is it's final chapter which discusses the use of "Google" for legal research.
Principles of Legal Research
This is the successor to the classic legal research text How to Find the Law. It covers the traditional American legal research subjects (researching law created by each branch of government) as well as International Law and the law of foreign countries. An appendix lists the leading treatises by subject.
Process of Legal Research
Christina L. Kunz
This complete introduction to the process of legal research introduces students to sources and vocabulary, including how the sources work and their scope of coverage. Books and electronic material are covered side-by-side. Practice sets at the end of the book provide sample research questions and activities.
Specialized Legal Research
Hazelton identifies unique sources for legal research in specialized areas of law, such as environmental law, military law, banking law, tax and other specialities.