In this step, you will often be consulting specialized materials for your area of law (e.g., international trade, copyright, environment). To identify specialized materials that may be useful, consult one of our research guides, ask the Reference Desks for assistance or make a Research Consultation appointment.
- Follow citations from your background reading
- Read relevant legal materials for your issue (e.g., cases, statutes, regulations, agency opinions, legislative history, and/or government reports)
- Update the cases you will use for your paper using KeyCite or Shepard's
- Look for non-legal materials for your issue (e.g., social sciences, economics, statistical information, other interdisciplinary areas)
You may wish to review the tutorial: Researching Your Scholarly Writing.