There’s a Guide for That

If you need directions, you can just punch an address into your phone, and within a second, you know exactly what route to take.  There’s an app for that.  Or many apps for that.

When conducting legal research, a researcher is trying to get to a destination–find answers to questions. In unfamiliar areas of law, it can be hard to begin research without  guidance.  There’s a guide for that. Research guides provide a map for a researcher, helping navigate legal sources.


Research guides come in all shapes and sizes.  Some even offer charts and videos.  Here at Georgia State University College of Law Library, we have a variety of guides to help assist our users.  Other libraries also offer a wide range of guides.

So before you start researching an unfamiliar subject, try to find a research guide on your topic. Just like a good map, the guide can help you get from point A to point B with efficiency.

To access our web based guides, go to our LibGuides homepage. Below is a small sample of some of the guides we offer our users:


Topic Specific 

Student Life 

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