Robert Crown Law Library

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Brief Guide to Low/No Cost Online American Legal Research

Primary Authority

Actual Text of "The Law"

Generally available and reliable online if from government sources or well-known organizations such as academic institutions, or if in identical form at multiple sources.

Judicial (cases, dockets, rules of court)

Court & related websites

Legislative (constitutions, statutes, ordinances, legislative history)

Administrative (agency rules, regulations, decisions) materials