Because legal citation and publication didn't become regularized until the 19th century, researching early cases and laws can seem overwhelming. This guide contains suggested sources to help get you started.
If the material you need isn't available here, it might be available from the state or federal archives.
Print Research Guides
Bibliography of early American law / by Morris L. Cohen.
Location: Reference KF1 .C58 1998
The lawyer's reference manual of law books and citations/ by Charles C. Soule.
Location: Reference KF 240 .S68x
Prestatehood legal materials : a fifty-state research guide, including New York City and the District of Columbia / Michael Chiorazzi, Marguerite Most, editors.
Location: Reference KF240 .P688 2005
Pimsleur's Checklists of basic American legal publications / edited by Marcia Singal Zubrow.
Location: Reference KF2 .P56x