Legal Research in a Nutshell

Authored While at UVA Law By
Kent Olson
CO-AUTHORS Morris L. Cohen


Finding and using legal resources effectively is an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers research procedures using major online services, free Internet resources, and library materials. Several hundred websites are discussed and placed in context for effective and productive use in research. Discussion includes coverage of legislative history, administrative law, specialized and interdisciplinary resources, and research in international and comparative law. Appendices list state research guides and treatises and services by subject, and a companion website has a regularly updated list of URLs and illustrations of online and print resources.


Morris L. Cohen & Kent Olson, Legal Research in a Nutshell, West (5 ed. 1992).

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