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Basic Legal Research: Planning Your Research

This guide is intended to support your legal research instruction as a part of Legal Methods. It does not replace any instructions from your professor.

Forming a Strategy

Remember the 5 P's when beginning your legal research: Prior planning prevents poor performance.

Legal research is a complex and often confusing process. Having the right approach and tools at hand can you be efficient in your efforts and help ensure that you find the information that you need. This section of the LibGuide will help you construct a research strategy, and suggest a set of tools that you will need to have with you while you are conducting your search.

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