Civil Rights Law Research Guide

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This is a guide to electronic and print materials useful to researchers of civil rights law, as well as resources for academic writing on related topics. It includes both primary and secondary legal resources. Direct links to online resources and records in the W&L library catalog are included where possible.

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Finding and Accessing W&L Databases and Online Resources

The libraries at W&L subscribe to many databases, publications, and online materials that require either on-campus use or log-in verification for off-campus access. For a list and brief description of these important resources, visit or navigate from the menu at the left of the Law Library homepage: Resources > Online Databases. Links from this list will pass you through to the appropriate resource after log-in with valid W&L credentials.