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Legal Research in the Time of Covid-19, Part 1: General Legal Resources


Guest post, from Lee Van Duzer, Washington County Law Librarian, Hillsboro, Oregon:

As we socially distance ourselves and physical spaces are increasingly closed, it is important to revisit online legal research options. The following are free general legal research tools to help you work from home.

Case Law & Statutes

Law Journals & Secondary Sources

  • HeinOnline’s collection of legal journals, federal legislative material, and other resources, is available to anyone with a WCCLS library card (Washington County residents can sign up for an online library card if you don’t already have one).
  • LegalTrac has law journals and legal newspapers, accessible with a WCCLS or Multnomah public library card.
  • Major Consumer Protections re: Covid-19 – National Consumer Law Center; includes free access to Surviving Debt (2020).
  • Many news publishers, and some scholarly databases, are offering content related to Covid-19 at no charge.

Law Libraries

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