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Legal Research Jump Start   Tags: legal writing, legal_research  

This guide is designed to help first year students learn about various types of legal research resources and how to use them effectively. As the fall semester progresses, new tabs introducing different resources will be added.
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This guide is designed for first year students to use throughout the fall semester in conjunction with the WRAP research assignments (practice sets). It will help you learn about the various legal research sources and resources, and how to use them effectively and efficiently.

Each tab of this guide covers a specific legal research source and/or resource. There you will find reference to the pages in the Process book where that topic is covered, a tutorial that will teach you more about it, and additional material to help you further understand how and when you would use a particular resource. New tabs will be added as the semester goes along.

Please also remember that the Reference Librarians are available to assist you with learning legal research. You can stop in and see us in person during our open hours, or contact us by phone, email, or instant message (see the Chat with a Librarian box below). We are happy to help you in any way we can!


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Week 1 - Library tours:

  • Physical tour of the library
  • Virtual tour of the library's online resources

Chat with a Librarian

During regular work hours, you may chat with a William Mitchell reference librarian here.  Simply type your query in the smaller box below.


Warren E. Burger Library Physical Tour

For information on the physical layout of the library, you can consult the interactive library maps or ask any member of the library staff for help.


Warren E. Burger Library Virtual Tour

To start this slideshow, click on the "Start Prezi" icon. To view in full-screen, click on the rectangular, full-screen icon in the lower right corner of the presentation. Use the plus and minus signs on the right to zoom in and out.


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