Our Research Guides Have a New Look!

For over a year, our Reference Staff have been working hard on updating and redesigning our Research Guides using the LibGuides platform. Check them out today:! (Have you previously bookmarked one of our guides? Make sure to update the URL.)

Our guides focus on how to access resources on a particular topic. They include links to free online resources; materials available on our members databases like HeinOnline, Law Journal Press, the LexisNexis Digital Library, and the West Academic Digital Library; materials available on our in house Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, and VitalLaw computers; and texts and treatises we have in print. The guides are organized alphabetically, but users can also switch to By Subject to filter the guides by subjects like Federal, PA County Practice, PA Law, PA Subject Specific, and Trial Preparation.

We have close to 80 guides covering a wide range of topics, including primary law materials, secondary materials, trial practice, and specialized subject specific guides.

A number of our guides focus on the very basics of legal research, including how to find primary legal materials like statutes, regulations, court rules, and case law.

We have guides specific to Pennsylvania courts:

And Federal courts:

We also have guides that highlight key secondary materials and how to find them. These resources typically include large treatise and form sets. They usually provide an overview of the law in a particular area and may offer practical tips. Jenkins has three guides that list some of the key secondary materials for practice in Pennsylvania and Federal courts:

Trial practice can be a unique experience, and we have guides to help with some of the basics of trial practice and preparation:

Some areas of the law can be quite specialized, and we've developed topic specific research guides to help those practicing in some of these areas:

These are just some of the research guides we have created at Jenkins. Find these and all our guides at

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