Print and ebook versions of the required work.
These resources provide contextual information. Brief Encyclopedia articles will present the highlights, usually with short bibliographies listing significant or controversial works. Handbook chapters offer article-length treatments, usually with much longer bibliographies whose citations are discussed in the chapter narrative. Bibliographies and literature reviews are articles that focus on the published literature.
These databases will help you find scholarly articles about your topic.
HINT! Try to search by building sets of synonyms linked together with "OR" (between synonyms) and "AND" (between sets of synonyms).
HINT! To discover the subject terms a database uses, try to find an article you already know and then view its abstract and indexing. Re-do your search with the subject terms for your article. Also, some articles and books are foundation works for their subjects, so try searching for phrases from their titles: "trees have standing".
You may already have citations of relevance to the text on which you are working. These resources will help you find an online or print version of the cited work.
First, use Franklin to identify the book's library and call number.
Case law, or opinions for legal cases, and law review articles have a distinctive citation format, popular called Bluebook. To learn more about how to decipher Bluebook citation form, see these websites.