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Empirical Research and Data Services

This guide provides information on the sources and services available to support the empirical research and data needs of the NYU Law community.


Welcome to the NYU Law Library Empirical Research and Data Services Guide, your resource for navigating empirical research and data services at our Law Library. In today's legal landscape, where data-driven insights are of increased importance to scholarship and practice, this guide is your key to navigating empirical research in the legal field.

Whether you're a seasoned legal researcher or just getting started, we're here to assist you on your empirical research journey. Explore the tabs on the left to find curated resources from datasets and software tools, to books, journals, and more.


This guide provides links to a variety of databases, several of which are limited to NYU Law faculty and students. Information for NYU Law students and faculty on obtaining passwords for WestlawNext, Lexis Advance and Bloomberg is available here.

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