Answered By: John Harvard
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017     Views: 135


Search terms that can help you narrow down your results in HOLLIS+, Academic Search Premier, and other multidisciplinary resources:

  • law
  • legislation
  • law and legislation
  • cases
  • "legal aspects”


The best place to start is our Law School Library.

The HLS Library’s online guide to Secondary Sources will help you get your bearings in legal topics. Secondary sources provide you relevant background information and analysis on legal topics along with key primary law (cases, statutes, and regulations) that you should be aware of.

You can also Ask a Law Librarian a question or request a research consultation.


Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) -- Set up a search or browse for a publication on the main screen or use Get a Doc Assistance to find a known document, e.g. a case by party names. Legal materials include federal and state case law, statutes, and regulations, encyclopedias, and law review articles.

HeinOnline – Useful for its extensive Law Journal Library, which contains full runs of over 2200 publications, HeinOnline also has U.S. Supreme Court cases, U.S. Congressional documents, U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register, world constitutions and treaties, state session laws, English Reports (1220-1867), Statutes of the Realm (1235-1713), legal classics, and more. All material in HeinOnline is in PDF scanned from the original works.

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