Campbell Law School

Legal Research Guides

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The library's legal research guides cover a variety of legal topics, highlighting the best resources for research in both electronic and paper formats. These research guides have been compiled by the library staff.

Research Guides

Developing a Research Plan
The purpose of this guide is to lay out a simple, step-by-step method for conducting legal research.

Federal Legislative History
This guide provides an overview of federal legislative history and information on locating the various documents that are essential in compiling a legislative history.

How To: Research Case Law in Print
The purpose of this guide is to provide a basic overview of researching case law using print resources.

How To: Research Statutes in Print
The purpose of this guide is to provide a basic introduction to researching statutes in print.

iPad Apps for Lawyers
This guides provides a sampling of the most highly recommended apps for law students and lawyers.

Legal Dictionaries and Thesauri Research Guide
This research guide provides an overview of and introduction to legal dictionaries and thesauri for first-year students.

Legal Encyclopedia Research Guide
This research guide provides an overview of and introduction to legal encyclopedias for first-year students.

North Carolina Legal Research
This guide provides the most popular resources for conducting legal research in North Carolina.

Start Your Own Law Practice in North Carolina
A selected annotated bibliography of available resources for starting your own law firm. Includes books, websites, legal blogs, government and bar programs and services, and more.

Treatises and Hornbooks Available Online
This guide provides a selective list of treatises and hornbooks that are available to students online through the library’s database subscriptions.

First-Year Student Guides

First-Year Exam Prep Resources 
This guide provides a comprehensive, annotated listing of exam preparation materials. Included in the guide are applicable hornbooks, nutshells, CDs, and links to informative websites.

Preparing for Law School Exams 
This research guide provides an annotated listing of exam preparation materials for first-year students. Included in the guide are applicable hornbooks, nutshells, CDs, and links to informative websites.

Law School Exam Guides

First-Year Exam Prep Resources 
This guide provides a comprehensive, annotated listing of exam preparation materials. Included in the guide are applicable hornbooks, nutshells, CDs, and links to informative websites.

Resources for Passing the Bar
A selected annotated bibliography of available resources providing advice and tips for passing the bar, along with practice 

Preparing for Law School Exams 
This research guide provides an annotated listing of exam preparation materials for first-year students. Included in the guide are applicable hornbooks, nutshells, CDs, and links to informative websites.

Legal Research Tutorials

The law library provides students with online multimedia tutorials on how to use essential legal research tools.


Secondary Sources Case Law and Digests Statutes and Constitutions
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Administrative Law Legislative History Reduced Cost Online Research
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The Bluebook Education Law Law Library Tour
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