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State & Appelate


Supreme Court

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Supreme Court Docket and Briefs    
Connecticut Resources: CT Cases & CT Courts    
Connecticut Reports: proceedings in the Supreme Court of the State    
United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyer's Edition  
United States Supreme Court Digest Lawyer's Edition  
Supreme Court Center  





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Connecticut Resources: CT Laws, Ordinances, Administrative Decisions and Regulations  
Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies  
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)





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Connecticut Resources: CT Laws, Ordinances, Administrative Decisions and Regulations  
Connecticut General Statutes  

Law Reviews

Use databases to find articles on your topic. These databases are the best place to start.

CT Law Guides

International Law Guides

Basic Guide to Researching Foreign Law
International Legal research Guide from the Law Library at NYU
Created by Mary Rumsey, J.D. at NYU

International Law Guides by
International law guides to databases and and resources, including those from law school libraries, international organizations, and technological entities.

Law Library of Congress
Created by the Law Library of Congress, this resource is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online.

International Law Databases

Background Sources

Reference tools such as dictionaries and encyclopedias are good places to start your research because they provide an overview of the topic as well as keywords, dates, and facts.

Citations & Support

Basic Legal Citation


Cornell Law Guide to Basic Legal Citation

A regularly updated online guide to basic legal citation which thoroughly explains purposes and types of legal citation, how to create legal citations, and includes examples.

Citation Management Tools


RefWorks  EasyBib EDu


RefWorks is a tool that will help you manage the resources you use for your research, and create citations and bibliographies when you write your papers. The RefWorks User Guide will help you set up your RefWorks account and get started using it.


EasyBib is a citation and research management tool that helps you create citations for your sources and keep you organized during the research process. The EasyBib EDU User Guide will help you set up your EasyBib EDU account and get started using it.



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