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Thinking About Legal Research Problems

By Paul D. Callister, JD, MSLIS

Library Director & Associate Professor of Law



Find out everything you can about the research problem.Define the kind of information problem.Determine whether primary, secondary or combined sources are most appropriate.For primary materials, determine the kind of law, jurisdiction and appropriate arrangementPutting it all together to find a relevant document

Being Thorough (Completing the Research Cycle)

Complete Chart for Being Thorough (by Type of Source)


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