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Researching for a Scholarly Article or Seminar (SAW) Paper

A guide to help you get started on your big paper.

Retrieving and Searching for Primary Sources


Another quick place to start is with a research guide on your topic, such as guide to Animal Law or Environmental Law. Research guides are created by librarians and provide online links and print locations of both secondary and primary sources on a topic. You can check for UCLA Law Library guides on your topic using our A-Z research guide list:

Additionally, the UCLA Law librarians have created general guides to researching primary sources. The UCLA Law Library's Legal Research: An Overview guide provides a general refresher on researching all types of primary sources:

The following guides dive more deeply into how to research specific types of primary sources: