Many scholarly research sources are published in print, whether as a book or collection of articles. These sources are not available electronically. It is vital to your research to investigate all relevant sources, including print materials.
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The process of researching and writing an upper level paper includes the following steps:
While you are used to searching for cases and statutes to write legal documents, scholarly papers rely much more on previous scholarship. You will be focusing your research on news sources, journal articles, and books, whether legal or from other disciplines. Don't discount the value of interdisciplinary research, as many seminars focus on the intersection of law and other disciplines.
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