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Paper Writing Resources

A guide to techniques and databases at Hofstra Law Library for writing scholarly papers for class or a Note

How to Use this Guide

Use this guide to locate resources to help you :

(The numbers in the tabs correspond to the steps below.)

1. Identify and narrow your topic

   a.  Resources to help you to find and narrow your topic

   b. A quick preemption to check to make sure no one else has already written on your topic

2. Find topic specific Research Guides

3. Find legal and non-legal articles on your topic 

   a.  Resources for identifying legal articles on a particular topic

   b.  Resources for identifying non-legal - or interdisciplinary articles on a particular topic

4. Locate articles you find - once you have an article citation or title, how to find it

5. Find Books on your topic

6.  When are you finished researching  / Current developments - what are the latest issues/discussion in your area

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