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Research Guides & Copyright-related

Name Notes/Links/Descriptions No Cost Low cost
Copyright Codex Free Digital Copyright Law Treatise Online work in progress intended "to make U.S. copyright law useful and accessible for designers, coders and lawyers."
Free and Reduced Cost Legal Research: Options for Minnesota Lawyers Bench & Bar of Minnesota (official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association) article by Nick Farris, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN on "low-cost alternatives for legal research [that] can be a cost-effective" yet whose strengths and limitations users must cautiously bear in mind.
Georgetown Law Library Research Guides Georgetown University Law Center's law library research guides by jurisdiction, conveniently covering, among other things, the 50 U.S. states.
How to Research a Legal Problem American Association of Law Libraries' (AALL's) 7-page guide for non-lawyers, providing concise and valuable pointers on how to get started, where to go, what to look at, figuring out when to stop, and possibilities for more information.
Legal Research Engine A specialized search engine from Cornell University Law Library for locating research guides on a wide variety of topics; searches guides from over one dozen law schools and LLRX.    
Locating the Law: A Handbook for Non-Law Librarians Southern California Association of Law Libraries' (SCALL's) revised, 273-page comprehensive resource on law reference and legal research, with particular emphasis on the California and U.S. federal systems.  
Zimmerman's Research Guide An Online Encyclopedia for Legal Researchers by Andrew Zimmerman via LexisNexis -- see here for explanation.    


[Initially compiled by George D. Wilson in June 2009. Last modified October 2014.]