Important Note About Access to Databases
Be sure to read the Database Access Guide carefully before beginning your research.
- The Research Interview
- Secondary Sources
- Annotated Codes
- Federal Legislative History
- California Legislative History
- Administrative Law
- Validating Your Research
- Online Legal Research
- Mobile Legal Research & Productivity
- Legal Writing Tips
- A User-Friendly Guide to The Bluebook
The UCLA School of Law Legal Research and Writing Manual is the product of a collaboration among faculty of the Law School’s Lawyering Skills Clinical Program and librarians of the Reference Department of the Hugh and Hazel Darling Law Library. The Manual is intended to provide research and writing guidance for UCLAW students beginning their legal careers, be it as a summer associate, a newly minted attorney, or as a law clerk. Each section of the Manual provides data for locating legal research sources in print and online, as well as tips for using these sources effectively.
Additional guidance may be found in the Law Library’s research guides prepared by Amy Atchison, Cheryl Kelly Fischer, Kevin Gerson, Donna Gulnac, June Kim, Jennifer Lentz, Stephanie Anayah, Vicki Steiner, and John Wilson. All of the Law Library’s guides are available at http://libguides.law.ucla.edu/.
Thomas W. Holm
Director, Lawyering Skills Clinical Program
Reference Librarian, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library