1. Start by looking for books, journals, or movies in the Law Library's online catalog: GIL
The online catalog also includes the collections of all GSU libraries. Verify that the record you are viewing is in the Law Library collection by checking the library location of the record.
2. Once you have found the item you are looking for in the catalog, write down the call number of the item.
3. The call number provides you with the location of the book. Locate the area of the library your call number corresponds to on the Library Map.
1. Start by looking for articles in one of the Law Library's periodical indexes:
Both LegalTrac and Index to Legal Periodicals include the full-text of some journals; however, for most journals you will need to look elsewhere to find the full-text of the article.
2. If you find a citation, see if your journal is available electronically via the Law Library E-Journals.
3. Use the Law Library & University Library catalog, GIL-Find, to find locations and holdings of those journals which are available in the Law Library in print and electronic format.
1. Start by deciding if you are looking for federal cases or state cases.
2. If you are searching for Federal Cases:
Electronic (on-campus only): search in the LexisNexis Academic database in the "Legal Research" section and "Federal Case Law" library.
Print: search using West's Federal Practice Digest. Call Number KF127 .W48
3. If you are searching for State Cases:
Electronic (on-campus only): search in the LexisNexis Academic database in the "Legal Research" section and "State Case Law" library for the state of interest.
Print (Georgia Only): search using West's Georgia Digest. Call Number KFG57 .G4
4. After you find a case, check if it is still good law by searching the case citator LexisNexis Shepard's Citation Service.