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Research Guides

Research guides authored by our reference staff

Can't find a guide on your topic? Check out our links to sources for additional research guides.

A selective list of links to guides, pathfinders and bibliographies available on the web.


Legislative History 


  • Resources on Minnesota Legislative Issues  (Minnesota Legislative Reference Library)
    These guides to information resources are compiled by staff at the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library on topics of interest to Minnesota legislators. They are designed to provide an introduction to a topic, directing the user to a variety of sources, and are not intended to be exhaustive. In particular, the resources guides focus on items available in the Legislative Reference Library."
  • House Research Publications (Research Department, Minnesota House of Representatives)
    Publications and other informational materials covering the broad scope of scope of issue areas of legislative interest, from agriculture to veterans & military affairs prepared by the Minnesota House Research Department.

  • Hennepin County Law Library - Bibliographies
    Bibliographies compiled by staff at the Hennepin County Law Library covering a variety of law-related topics including: Discovery of Electronic Documents, Judges -- Biography, Verdict & Settlement Awards, and many more.


  • Cornell Legal Research Engine
    A search engine for locating legal research guides covering a wide variety of topics available on the web. The search engine, "searches approximately 20 different web sites that either prolifically publish guides, or index and link to guides."

  • LLRX.com
    Check out the articles, resource centers, court rules, forms and dockets page.

  • Zimmerman's Research Guide
    A online legal encyclopedia for legal researchers on the LexisNexis InfoPro web site.


  • The Virtual Chase 
    Guides for legal research, factual research, company information and people finders.

  • Law Scout (University of Akron School of Law Library)
    Search or browse (by topic) for legal research guides and pathfinders covering basic and specialized topics from various U.S. law libraries.


Foreign & International
  • GlobaLex
    Research guides on foreign and international law topics.