Citation & Writing Guides

Basic Legal Citation (LII 2007)
Bluebook Abbreviations for Periodicals
Michigan Uniform System Of Citation
ROGET'S Thesaurus
Strunk's Elements of Style

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.
Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.
Findlaw's Dictionary
Glossarist's Glossaries & Dictionaries
Legal Definitions -- Eaton County (Michigan) Prosecuting Attorney
Merriam-Webster OnLine

Directories & Organizations

American Bar Association
FindLaw Lawyer Directory
Michigan Bar Member Directory
Michigan Govt. Telephone Directory

Discovery & Investigation


Expert Pages
Expert Witness Network
FindLaw Expert Witness
Mich Professional Licenses (CIS)

Public Records

MI Business Entity Search
MI Commercial Services Searches
MI Health License-Registration Search
MI Professional License-Registration Search
MI Request for Public Records Form FOIA
NETRonline (Real Estate Records)
Public Records and Public Information in the People Finder Guide
Search Systems (Free Public Records Database)

ABA Civil Discovery Stds
Craig Ball's Discovery Links
EDGAR (Free SEC Database)
Hoover's Online
LLRX--Locating Company Info
Michigan Trial Reporter
PubMed (Medicine)


Bills & Legislation

CRS Reports

Congressional Research Service Reports - Legislative Process in the House
Military & National Security
Natl Library for Environment (NLE)
Nuclear & Chemical Weapons
Open CRS Network - CRS Reports for the People
Penny Hill Press
Thurgood Marshall Law Library - CRS Reports
Univ of Cal CRS Reports

Century of Lawmaking - Library of Congress
GPO Access (Public Laws, Bills)
LLRX Federal Legislation Links
THOMAS (Bills & Legislative Histories) Library of Congress


GPO Access

Court Forms

LLRX Court Forms
US District Court Forms

Court Rules Court Rules
LII Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Court Systems--Clerks, Dockets

Federal Web Navigator - Judicial Branch
FindLaw Federal Judicial Branch
LLRX Federal Court Dockets
Supreme Court--rules, orders, docket, calendar
US Courts

Electronic Dockets & Filing

E-filing Resource Center
Electronic Access to Courts

Executive Branch; Agencies

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
Federal Agencies By Subject
FindLaw Agencies
FindLaw CFR
FindLaw Executive Branch
FindLaw FedReg (FR)
GPO Access (CFR, FR, etc.)
Official US Executive Branch Web Sites
US Government Manual Main Page

Judicial Opinions

AltLaw--Supreme Court & Circuit Appeals Courts Opinions
FindLaw Federal Courts
Findlaw Supreme Court Center--Opinions
LII Federal Opinions
Supreme Court Opinions 1937-1975 (FLITE)
Supreme Court

Jury Instructions Jury Instructions
LLRX Jury Instructions


Office of the Law Revision Counsel
US Code (AltLaw)
US Code (Cornell)
US Code (FindLaw)
US Code (GPO Access)

Supreme Court Arguments & Briefs

FindLaw Supreme Court Briefs
OYEZ--US Supreme Court Media
Supreme Court Oral Arguments

GPO Access
LLRX Court Rules
LLRX--Guide to the US Federal Legal System Web-based Public Accessible Sources
US Government Manual -- Reference Center


Bankruptcy Forms
CataLaw Forms and Precedents
Corporate & Securities Legal Forms (for purchase) -- Jefren
FindLaw Court Forms
Hieros Gamos Legal Forms
ILRG Legal Forms Archive
IRS Forms and Publications
Lawchek Real Estate Forms
Lectric Law Library Legal Forms Room
LexisNexis® Research for Small Firms
LLRX Court Forms
MI Commercial & Corp Forms
Nolo Press
U.S. Legal Forms [fee-based]
US District Ct Forms


EISIL-E Info Sys for Intl Law
Welcome to the UN. It's your world.
WorldLII - World Legal Information Institute

Law Libraries & Catalogs

Arthur Neef Law Library (Wayne State)
Ave Maria Law Library
Grand Valley Steelcase Library
Law Libraries open to the Public
Law Library of Michigan
MSU College of Law Library
Oakland County Law Library
Thomas Cooley Law Library
UD-Mercy Law Library
UM Law Library

Law Reviews,eBooks, etc

Federal Publications
JURIST - Law Reviews
Law Review Tables of Contents (Tarlton)
Law Reviews--Cornell
Law Reviews--Findlaw
Law Reviews--Hieros Gamos
Legal Scholarship Network
MeL Databases
Michigan Court Publications
Michigan Legislature Publications
State Bar of Michigan Michigan Bar Journal
University Law Review Project

Local & Municipal Law

American Legal Publishing Online Library
LexNotes - Municipal Law
Michigan Assoc of Counties
Michigan Ordinances & Code
Michigan State and Local Government [Frame Enhanced] Home of the Michigan Townships Association
Municipal Code Corporation
Seattle Pub. Library--Municipal Codes Online
SIGN REGULATION Randal Morrison's
The Michigan Municipal League Home Page

Mega Sites & Dot Coms
American Law Sources On-line (ALSO)
Hieros Gamos
Internet Legal Resource Guide
Legal Info Institute (Cornell)
Yahoo! Law


Agency Decisions, Rules & Forms

Administrative Hearings Decisions
Bureau of Commercial Services--Online Services
Bureau of Commercial Services
Construction Codes & Fire Safety
Dept of Human Services--Family Independence Agency
Financial & Insurance Services
Licensing for Health Care Professionals
Liquor Control Commission
MERC--Employment Relations Commission
MES Board of Review Decisions
METRO Authority
Secretary of State
State Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules
Tax Tribunal Decisions
Workers' Comp Appellate Commission

Appellate Courts--Clerks, Dockets

Court of Appeals Case Call Schedule
Court of Appeals Internal Oper. Proc.
National Ctr. for State Cts.
Pro Per Appeals Manuals
Supreme Court

Court Forms

Appeal Specific Forms
Court Forms (SCAO)

Court Publications

Brochures and Pamphlets
Court Forms
Manuals & Handbooks

Court Rules

MI Court Rules

Electronic Dockets & Filing

CDT-Electronic Access to Ct Records
Macomb Co Circuit Docket--Electronic Access
Wayne Co Probate Docket--Electronic Access

Executive Branch

Administrative Code
Att. Gen. Opinions (1963-date)
Executive Orders (1991-2000)
Executive Orders (2000-date)
Michigan Register (2000-date)

Judicial Opinions, Briefs

Court of Appeals - Appellate Digest
Court of Appeals - Court Opinions
lexisONE (1996-date)
MI Law News
State Bar of Michigan - Court Opinions
Supreme Court (2001-date)
Supreme Court Briefs (2002-date)

Jury Instructions

MI Model Civ Jury Inst


Citizens Research Council of Michigan Homepage
How a Bill Becomes a Law
MI Constitution
MI House of Representatives
MI Senate
Michigan Legislature Publications

Reference Materials

MI Bar Member Directory
MI Govt. Telephone Directory
Michigan in Brief
Michigan Manual
Uniform System of Citation

Statutes & Leg. History

Leg. History Guide--Lib of Mich
Public & Local Acts Volumes
Public Acts
Statutes & Bills

Trial Courts

Michigan District Judges Association
Trial Court Links

ICLE--MI Institute of Continuing Legal Education
MeL--Michigan eLibrary
Michigan Courts
Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Michigan Legislature State of Michigan Portal
Small Claims Ct
Small Claims Matters
State Bar of Michigan
WCA - Workers' Compensation Agency

Model & Uniform Laws

American Law Institute
Council of State Govt--Suggested State Legislation
Law by source State (Cornell)


American Bar Association
American Lawyer Media's
appellate blog - Blogspot
Blawg - Law Blog - Links & Information on Legal Weblogs - Blawgs - Web Links
ICLE--Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Lawyers Weekly, Inc. Newstand
Michigan Lawyers Weekly
National Law Journal
State Bar of Michigan
US Newspaper List

Other Countries

American Law Sources On-line (ALSO!)
GLIN-Global Legal Info Network
WorldLII - World Legal Information Institute

Other States

FindLaw State Resources - Federal, State & Local Government and Court Resources
Law by source State
lexisONE case law (1996-date)
LLRX Jury Instructions
LLRX State Legislation Links
LLRX Ct Rules, Forms & Dockets
Natl Assoc of Secy. of State
Natl Ctr for State Courts
State Ct Rules (
State Legislative History Research Guides on the Web
State Statues & Regs

Pay As You Go Options

Lexis by Credit Card
Lexis by Day or Week
Lexis packages for small firms
Shepards by Credit Card--per document
Shepards By Day, Week or Month
Westlaw by Credit Card

Public Records

Lexis National Public Records by Day. Week or Month
Lexis State Public Records by Day, Week or Month
MI Bureau of Commercial Services--Online Services
NETRonline (real estate records)
NETROnline--Real Estate and Public Records
Search Systems (Free Public Records Database)

Research & Topical Guides

American Assoc of Law Libraries
Emory's Megasite Law Guides by Subject
Emory's Ready Reference
FindLaw for the Public
FindLaw Legal Subjects
Indiana's Virtual Law Library
JURIST--Law Guides
Law and Policy Institutions Guide
Legal Research in a Nutshell Links
lexisONE Legal Web Site Directory
LII Law about...
LLRX --Guide to the U.S. Federal Legal System Web-based Public Accessible Sources - Law and Technology Articles,Resources and Guides
Michigan Online Legal Help Center--MI State Bar
Practice Area - The Worldwide Practice of Law
State Bar of Michigan Libraries, Legal Research, and Legal Publications Committee -- Reference Center
Virtual Chase
Washburn University
Wayne State University--Subject Guides
Zimmerman's Research Guide (lexisONE)

Subject-Specific Sites


American Bankruptcy Institute
Bankruptcy Forms--US Courts
US Bankruptcy Courts

Consumer Law

FindLaw Consumer Law
FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection
MI Attorney General--Consumer Protection
MI Consumer Protection Resource Guide

Criminal Law

ACLU Criminal Justice Issues
Bureau of Justice Statistics
LLRX Criminal Records Retrieval
MI Crime Victim's Rights
Natonal Archive of Criminal Justice Data
SADO (MI)--Criminal Defense Resource Center
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
US Sentencing Commission

Elder Law

Elder Law Answers
MI Services for Seniors

Environmental Law

ELI--Environmental Law Institute
MI Natural Resources & Environment
NLE--National Library for Environment--CRS Reports
US EPA Window to My Environment

Ethics (Legal)
LII American Legal Ethics Library
MI Attorney Grievance Commission
MI State Bar--Ethics Opinions, Rules, Resources

Family Law

ABA Domestic Violence
ABA Family Law
FindLaw Family Law Center
MI Child Custody & Support Manuals
MI Domestic Relations Publications
MI Friend of the Court Handbook
MI Personal Protection Self Help

Freedom of Information Acts

Freedom of Information Center--Missouri School of Journalism
MI Open Meetings Act and FOIA
National Freedom of Information Coalition

Immigration Law--US and International
LII Immigration & Naturalization Law
Tarlton Immigration Law Resource Guide Forms

Intellectual Property

BitLaw--Technology Law Resource News & Resources
Patent Law Blog (Patently-O)
Patent Law Links.Com
US Patent and Trademark Office

Labor & Employment Law

ABA Labor and Employment Law
EEOC--Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
FLRA--Federal Labor Relations Authority
ILO--International Labour Organization
LLRX Labor & Employment Law Resources
MES Board of Review
MI Workers' Comp Appellate Commission
NLRB--National Labor Relations Board
NMB--National Mediation Board
OSHA--Occupational Safety and Health Administration
US Department of Labor

Landlord Tenant

MI Tenants and Landlords Guide
Rental Housing Clinic--MSU

Litigation; Negligence; Pers. Injury

ABA Litigation Practice Standards

Native American Law

Native American Rights Fund
Tribal Court Clearinghouse

Probate, Wills & Trusts

ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
FindLaw--Estate Planning and Probate
MI Peace of Mind Booklet
Wayne Co. Probate--Info, Guides, Brochures

Property; Real Estate

ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

Small Businesses

AllBusiness--Small Business Resources
FindLaw for Small Business
IRS Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource
MI Bureau of Commercial Services
MI Business Entity Search
MI SOS - Services to Businesses
Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center Online Services
SBA--Small Business Administration
Women's Business Center--SBA

Small Claims Court

MI Small Claims Court Pamphlet

Social Security

LII's Social Security Library
Social Security Administration


ABA Section of Taxation
IRS Forms & Pubs
MI Tax Tribunal
MI Treasury
Tax Clinic--MSU
US Tax Court