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Remote Access to Library Resources

This guide provides instructions for accessing library resources from off campus.

Introduction

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Although many of the library's digital resources are restricted to students, staff, and faculty, there are several alternatives for members of the public researching online.
 

Westlaw is a database that provides case law, statutes, regulations, legal articles, and other primary and secondary sources. Click here to access Westlaw (must register with an email not previously associated with Westlaw, use limited to 14 days after registration and 20 hours total).


For research help, please contact the library's reference department at lawref@colorado.edu.

Federal Depository Materials

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Due to the closure of the library to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, all physical library materials are temporarily unavailable.

Many depository resources are available at https://www.govinfo.gov. You can find more resources for researching government documents using this guide from the Library of Congress.

 

Free Legal Research Guides

Many libraries offer free legal research guides, which provide alternatives to resources only accessible in the library.

Cases, Statutes, and Regulations

Google Scholar contains a comprehensive collection of state and federal court opinions (select "Case Law" under the search bar). 

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Federal Resources

Colorado Resources

Secondary Sources

  • NOLO provides DIY legal resources, including resources for people representing themselves in court. Although some of NOLO's products require payment, free articles summarizing a variety of legal issues are available. To search these articles, visit NOLO at this link, then select "Articles" from the dropdown menu next to the search bar.An screenshot of NOLO with the search option for "Articles" highlighted

 

 

 

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