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Legal Treatises by Subject

In this guide you will find general resources for various fields of law arranged alphabetically.

Legal Research

Gibson, Brenda D. et al. North Carolina Legal Research. Durham, NC : Carolina Academic Press, 2019 [KFN7475 .C48 2019] (Reserve Room).

A practical guide to legal research in North Carolina, this book contains straightforward guidance to researching case law, legal digests, legislative history and other types of research, state and Federal.

Barkan, Steven M. et al. Fundamentals of Legal Research. 10th ed. St. Paul, MN : Foundation Press, 2015 [KF240 .J32 2015] (Reserve Room).

This classic textbook on legal research covers all aspects of the topic, including a chapter on legal writing and various chapters on specialized legal research topics such as legislative history, administrative law, and electronic sources.

Specialized Legal Research. Penny A. Hazelton, general editor. Seattle, WA : Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, 2001- [KF240 .S642] (Reference Desk).

This work is designed as a guide for specialized types of research, including securities regulation, federal income tax, admiralty and maritime law, banking law, patent and trademark law, customs law and others. It contains a compilation of primary and secondary sources for each topic as well as research examples and notes.

​Olson, Kent C. Principles of Legal Research. 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, 2015 [KF240 .O57 2015] (Course Reserve) [Available electronically via West Academic to UNC Law Students and Faculty].

This work provides concise coverage of research methods and resources, both state and federal. It includes discussion of research strategy as well as sample research problems.