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All sources, but especially online ones, should be evaluated in terms of authority (the author's expertise and/or experience), purpose (the intent of the work), publisher (their publication requirements and intent), relevance (how closely it relates to your topic and the scope of coverage), date (the age of the information), and documentation (resources used for the source). For more information on how to critically evaluate sources, see our Evaluating Sources information guide.
Google Scholar is an open web source that will search scholarly content.
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Government Sites: Federal
The Education Law Association is the premier forum for current, aspiring, or retired professionals involved in public and private K-12 or higher education, in legal practice, as well as in policy organizations, who are interested in practical knowledge, scholarship, and interdisciplinary dialogue about education law”. Student memberships are available at https://www.educationlaw.org/
American Society of International Law Electronic Research Guide
Systematically updated and continuously expanded by ASIL, the ERG is designed to be used by students, teachers, practitioners, and researchers as a self-guided tour of relevant, quality, up-to-date online resources covering important areas of international law.
FindLaw.com contains a wealth of free, up-to-date, and easily understandable legal information and tools.
Created by the American Institutes for Research
Provides access to research case law, codes, statutes, regulations, and articles related to federal and state cases.
Legal Information Institute
The Legal Information Institute (LII) at Cornell Law School provides access to most US laws online for free, making it a good resource when you need to find a statute or regulation, while also providing online access to legal materials like the:
- Supreme Court Bulletin
- State statutes by topic
- US Code
- Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR)
- Federal Rules
- Uniform Commercial Code
- World law
World Legal Information Institute
A large collection of legislation, cases and related materials from all over the world.