The purpose of this guide is to provide a brief introduction to and explanation of resources for low- and no-cost (i.e., free) online legal research, with the focus upon United States/American law.
Please note that it is the intent of this guide to refer and link to as many free (i.e., no-cost) online resources/materials as possible.
For more information on the subject matter of the guide, or to try and seek answers to any questions that may arise, please call or chat or email the Robert Crown Law Library Reference Desk at (650) 725-0800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affordable (or Free) Online Legal Research Sources [PRIMARY & SECONDARY]
Copyright & Fair Use [SECONDARY]
Free Law Project [PRIMARY]
Google Scholar [PRIMARY & SECONDARY]
Guide to Law Online [SECONDARY]
Justia [PRIMARY & SECONDARY]
LawSource.com [PRIMARY & SECONDARY]
Legal Information Institute [PRIMARY]
State and Local Government on the Net [PRIMARY]
State Legislative History Research Guides [SECONDARY]