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Major Treatises by Topic

This guide lists major legal treatises, handbooks, hornbooks and guides by topic. It also lists important current awareness and reporting services for each topic.

Single-Volume Treatises/Hornbooks

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only.

J.D.S. Armstrong & Christopher A. Knott, Where the Law Is: An Introduction to Advanced Legal Research (4th ed., 2013).
Print: KF240.A76 2013.

Steven M. Barkan, Roy M. Mersky, & Donald J. Dunn, Fundamentals of Legal Research (10th ed., 2015).
Print: Law Library Reserve KF240.J3 2015.

Morris L. Cohen, Legal Research in a Nutshell (14th ed., 2021).
Online: West Academic

Guide to International Legal Research: The George Washington University Law School, International Law Review (2005-date (Annual)).
PrintKZ1234 .G85 2016Lexis Advance.

Christina L. Kunz et al., The Process of Legal Research: Authorities and Options (8th ed., 2012).
Print: KF240.P76 2012.

Kent C. Olson, Principles of Legal Research (3rd ed., 2020)
Online: West Academic

Amy E. Sloan, Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies (7th ed., 2018).
Print: Law Library Reserve KF240. S66 2018 

Specialized Legal Research (Penny A. Hazelton ed., 2014-date).
Print: KF240.S64 2014.