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District of Columbia Legal Research: Introduction

A short guide to researching the law of the District of Columbia using the resources of the Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library.

District of Columbia Law

This guide provides information on selected resources for D.C. legal research available at the DuFour Law Library, along with those publicly accessible through the Internet. The library’s online catalog provides information on the availability of these and other D.C. resources. LexisNexis and Westlaw provide full-text coverage of many of the resources listed.

This guide is intended as a starting point for research. For more in-depth information on the topic, please see Legal Research in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (2d ed. 2000), or consult a reference librarian.

 

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