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Research Assistant Resources

This research guide is a survival guide for NYU Law research assistants (RAs), providing resources for all stages of their RA work.

Overview of Primary Sources

"Primary sources" are resources that are the law: statutes, constitutions, regulations, and case law. This section of the guide includes other sources like congressional documents and litigation documents under the umbrella of "primary sources." There are, of course, other kinds of similar sources you may be asked to locate not covered in this guide.

Each reference librarian at NYU Law is teamed up with a faculty member to assist with their research. Should you run into questions or concerns with your research, feel free to reach out to the librarian assigned to your faculty member for specialized advice. Please check this list to determine which librarian you should contact.