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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.

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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 interested 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 using 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 for which you have a citation, search our Journal Finder.

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