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Locating Articles about the Law

This guide is a brief introduction to locating different types of information on legal cases, from news reports and editorials to articles in law reviews, and the cases themselves.


Welcome to the Locating Articles about the Law research guide! This guide was created to provide easy access to the library and Internet resources that will assist you in finding information about the law and legal issues.

If you have any questions about using this guide or the information it contains, come visit us in the library or contact us using the Research Assistance boxes on each page.

Simple Search Tools

Use these to improve your database and catalog searching.


  • Searches for results with all words
  • smoking AND cancer


  • Searches for results with either search word
  • If combined with AND, words connected by OR need to be in parenthesis
  • Great for synonyms and related concepts: (smoking OR tobacco) AND cancer


  • Combines multiple words into one search term
  • Great for names: "Martin Luther King"