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Legal Research Starting Points: Overview

Last updated by Annaleigh Hobbs, JD '25

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Legal Research Starting Points


Background Resources

Legal Research in a Nutshell - online access for MU Law students

The Law Library provides students free digital access to West Academic Study aids (approximately 500 titles in all) available to you 24/7 from anywhere. 

Included in this subscription is access to Legal Research in a Nutshell, one of the required textbooks for the 1L Legal Research and Writing Course.

MU Law students have access to the study aid subscription here

Notes: To access from off-campus, use your username and MyZou Password. To take notes and annotations and other customizations, click Create An Account at the top. 



Thank you to Karen Wallace who's Legal Research Starting Points guide was used as the template for this guide.  The Drake Law Library has many informative legal guides which can be helpful for legal research.