Overview of basic United States legal research. Originally written primarily for foreign law students, who are familiar with legal concepts but unfamiliar with U.S. legal materials, but useful also for the novice practitioner.
From Thomson Reuters, Westlaw contains a wide range of U.S., foreign and international law primary and secondary sources. Accessible by username and password only. Passwords may be obtained by Law School students, staff and faculty.
BNA publishes current awareness newsletters in a wide range of legal subjects, and has case and secondary source libraries in, e.g., intellectual property and employment law. BNA's content is now provided through BloombergLaw - see above.
The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) publishes newsletters covering current issues in a variety of areas of law. These newsletters are the online successors to BNA's looseleaf services and are heavily used in practice for staying current in particular subject areas. If you would like to subscribe to one or more of the following newsletters, please send an email to: BNAsubscribe@lib.uchicago.edu.