This guide's purpose is to help researchers find cases, laws and bills, rules and regulations, foreign laws and constitutions, treaties, and law review articles using the resources of Bowdoin College Library.
Spiral Staircase, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States
Full-text subscription database of federal and state cases, statutes, law reviews and news.
Full-text subscription database of case law, law reviews, and news.
Help: "Campus Help Guide" [i.e. "Introduction to legal research on Westlaw Next"] is linked to at the bottom of every Westlaw webpage. Other guides, including Searching with Boolean Terms and Connectors are also available.
From the "All Collections" drop-down (at the top left), choose "Law Journal Library". Coverage from the first issue of "more than 2300 law and law-related periodicals". Our strongest database for foreign law reviews.
International coverage and access to law reviews, scholarly articles, jurisdictional surveys, legislation, and more. Search on a citation to a case in the "Court Cases" field. Search on a citation to the U.S. Code using the form "8 U.S.C. 1158" in the "Statute" field. The "check availability" link connects to full-text in most cases.
An online archive of scholarly journals, including a number of respected law reviews. This can be an especially useful database to search when looking for law reviews for cases decided prior to 1982.
Style and Citation Guides
Bowdoin Library maintains this list of resources for Chicago, Bluebook, and other styles.
The bluebook : a uniform system of citation
Main Ref Desk KF245 .B58 20th 2015
The standard legal citation guide.
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (LII)
Peter W. Martin, Cornell Law School.
Guide to foreign and international legal citations, New York University School of Law, Main Ref K89 .G84 2006