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Law: Start -- Reference Sources

This is a Guide to Fordham University Libraries' information resources in the general discipline of Law.


Welcome to the Law research guide at Fordham University Libraries. Aimed at undergraduate researchers, this guide provides an overview of legal resources and search tips covering the United States, the State of New York, and a small selection of International law materials.

►   For more in-depth questions, reach out to one of the librarians listed on this guide to request a research consultation.

►   If you are a student enrolled at Fordham University School of Law, please consult the resources at The Maloney Library.


Open access symbol  Any resources marked with this open lock are open access. This means the items are free for anyone to use regardless of affiliation to Fordham.

Background Research with General Encyclopedias

Curious about a legal topic but not sure where to start? Use encyclopedias to find background information. Make a list of names of people, cases, places, dates, etc. related to your topic. These words will be your search terms as you look through other sources and databases.

Open Access Resources & Guides

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