Basic Legal Research

This section will provide you with a few key links to free websites.  Because the availability of state legal materials varies so widely, we have only included descriptions of the federal materials available for free online. Please consult our state-by-state research guide for information about individual states.

For more comprehensive information consult UCLA’s guide to free or low-cost legal research.  We also suggest the Yale Law Library’s research guides page and our series of legal research tutorials available here