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American Jurisprudence 2d through Westlaw Campus
This encyclopedia has brief explanatory entries on the state of the law in each topic and leads the researcher to cases, laws, and articles.
American Law Reports
This is a great place to start topic-oriented legal research. The 'annotations' are like mini-treatises and will lead you on to further research. The indexes are located on study tables in the Legal Reference section .No longer kept up-to-date as of 2012. Available through Westlaw Campus
LexisNexis Academic
There are two ways to search legal topics in LexisNexis. First, you can search law review articles by broad topics listed in the 'Select Sources' drop-down menu. Second, you can click the Sources tab, then click the radio button next to Area of Law, then choose from the topic areas listed and do your search.
Legal Treatises
Legal treatises are comprehensive subject-oriented books and practice aids written on individual topics or practice areas by legal experts in their practice fields. They are often the best place to start legal research and can be found using WestCat.
Tax Law and Regulations
CCH Tax Research Network
RIA Checkpoint