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Introduction to Legal Research

If you’ve never, ever researched the law, we recommend you start at the beginning and work your way up:

How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers by the American Association of Law Libraries, Legal Informaton Services to the Public section.

Locating the Law, 6th edition (2018) by the Southern California Associaiton of Law Libraries.

Access to Justice (A2J) Videos by the National Center for State Courts.

Nolo Press self-help books; Nolo books are available online through the State of Oregon Law Library.

Oregon Legal Research, by Suzanne Rowe, provides an excellent overview of how to conduct legal research in general, and how to research the law in Oregon.

Explore the other resources listed under our Legal Research and Get Help tabs, or visit your local law library.