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Statistics and Empirical Legal Studies Research Guide

This guide features all three iterations of Empirical Legal Studies: form, process, and function, and highlights statistical resources and websites.

Searching for ELS Research Related to a Specific Topic

This part of the guide offers suggestions for locating empirical legal studies in a specific discipline. If you are intereted in empirical studies of a particular legal topic, you can use keywords like "empirical" added to your search query (Ex: capital punishment and empirical). Search the following types of databases for results:

1) If you are looking for books, search uing the Library Search Tool, which includes our catalog, and run a keyword search." You can also run this search in Worldcat to find books in other libraries.

2) To find specific articles, search our Journal Finder.

3) To search for working papers yet to be published, search SSRN.