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Our Law Library catalog contains information on the books and other resources that are owned by the Minnesota State Law Library (MSLL) and the 16 county law libraries for which we provide cataloging services. The Location Field shows who owns a title. You can also click on this field to see if the MSLL copy is checked out. Use this handy saerch box


Or search the Classic Catalog.

OCLC WorldCat lets you find titles owned by libraries around the state and around the country.

Several bibliographies highlight good sources for starting research.

  • The Treatise Finder can help you locate the right book in the Library to begin your research in many areas of law. Included are the preeminent treatises on the subject and shorter, student-oriented guides. Both general and Minnesota-specific titles are included.
  • The popular Form Finder lists books and websites that focus on or contain forms.
  • Law for Non-Lawyers Pulls together books on popular topics written for the non-attorney.
  • Find articles

    Index to Legal Periodicals and Books allows searching for articles in law reviews by subject or author. Recent books are also indexed. This resource is available on the public computers in the Library.

    HeinOnline contains the full text of articles from a wide collection of law reviews. This resource is available on the public computers in the Library.

    Minnesota Legal Periodical Index indexes law reviews, bar association publications and commercial publications from Minnesota, many of which are not included in the Index to Legal Periodicals and Books. It has been maintained by the Minnesota State Law Library since 1984 and is available on the Web through a collaboration with Pritchard Law Webs. See Periodicals Indexed for a list of titles, dates covered, and scope of coverage.

    The Electronic Library for Minnesota is brought to you by your Minnesota public library systems. Search ELM for magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, eBooks, and information from reference sources--all available to Minnesota residents at no charge.

    Electronic Subscriptions available from the public computers in the Library.

    LexisNexis: federal and state cases, statutes and regulations, and secondary source materials published by LexisNexis.

    Westlaw: federal and state cases, statutes and regulations, and secondary source materials published by Thompson Legal.

    RIA CheckPoint tax resources.

    Internet Resources

    Internet Legal Resources, covering free online sources for primary and secondary legal materials, news, information, search engines and more.

    For the Judiciary, selected pathfinders and research links of interest to members of the judiciary.

    The Legal Topics pathfinders and Skills Center pages answer some of the Library's most frequently-asked questions.


    Minnesota State Law Library: Research
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    Last updated on March 4, 2013.
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