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Federal Legal Research  

A guide of resources for researching federal law.
Last Updated: May 8, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Guide Outline

Below is a brief explanation of the type of material you will find under each tab of this research guide.

Legislative – contains links to resources for the U.S. Code, current and historical legislation and guides on how to compile a legislative history.

Judicial – contains links to resources for case opinions, briefs, court rules, PACER, and attorney general opinions.

Executive/Administrative – contains links to administrative resources such as the Code of Federal Regulations and Federal Register and listings of agency websites.


Database Access Information

Some resources in this guide are William Mitchell College of Law licensed databases. These are available to students, faculty, and staff either with a network login or individual password. Many of them are also available to the public from the computers in the library, as well as through computers signed into the college's wireless network.

Westlaw and LexisNexis are subscription services that require users to have individual user accounts for access.



Welcome to the Warren E. Burger Library research guide for Federal Legal Research.  This guide is intended as a starting point for your research; for additional help, please contact the reference librarians.


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Sonya Huesman, J.D., MLIS
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