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Judicial Externship Legal Research Sources & Information

For Judicial Externs

Legal Research Portals

Legal Research Portals



  • The Government Printing Office’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. 

  • is the U.S. government's official web portal.


  • Freely available resource owned by Thomson Reuters (Westlaw).
  • The Learn About the Law section provides quick overviews of legal topics.


  • Includes links for foreign and international sources.