The Law Library provides its users with free access to various online legal databases. However, library users must use these resources in-person at the Law Library. For those of you who would like to conduct legal research at home, one free option is Google Scholar.
To learn how to research cases on Google Scholar, check out these resources, which provide overviews of basic and advanced legal research features on Google Scholar.
- How To Conduct Free Legal Research Using Google Scholar in 2015 (Part I)
- How To Conduct Free Legal Research Using Google Scholar in 2015 (Part 2)
- Library of Congress Legal Research Tutorial (YouTube video)
- FAQs by the Maryland State Law Library
Although Google Scholar can be a good resource, there are limitations, such as the reliability of case citations, access to statutes and regulations, and time delays in the availability of recent cases.
For more information about case law research generally, check out our earlier blog post. In addition, contact us at the Law Library, and we can assist you with your case law research!