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This section features a variety of different resources intended to help both novice and seasoned researchers. Some examples of the information provided in the legal guides include navigating the Illinois court system, resources on specific legal topics, and information on finding legal assistance.
Law school libraries often create their own research guides on a variety of topics, including local resources, unique aspects of their collections, and legal research techniques. Because some law schools have dozens of these guides, it is impracticable to link to each of these guides separately. Additionally, some law school libraries offer access and reference assistance to members of the public. Many law schools also participate in the Federal Depository Library Program, which requires member libraries to permit public access to visitors who are researching federal government publications.
Below you will find links to law schools in Illinois, each school's respective library, and the library catalog, if available. We recommend contacting these libraries directly if you are interested in learning more about their services and access policies.
Below you will find additional guides on Illinois legal topics and legal research. These resources are not comprehensive, and were selected among a multitude of Illinois law topics available online.
The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional digital content are provided when available.