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Introduction to Legal Research: Home

An introductory guide to selected resources for 1Ls

CALI Lessons

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) provides online interactive tutorials on legal topics. Your Legal Research professor or a law librarian at the reference desk can provide you with Mercer's access code so you can create your own password. 


Exam Preparation

Study Aids & Dictionaries


Online Legal Research Systems

Common Case Reporter Abbreviations

2d - Second series

3d - Third series

Ga. - Georgia Reports

Ga. App. - Georgia Appeals Reports

A. - Atlantic Reporter

N.E.- Northeastern Reporter

N.W. - Northwestern Reporter

P. - Pacific Reporter

S. - Southern Reporter

S.E. - Southeastern Reporter

S.W. - Southwestern Reporter

Cal.Rptr. - California Reporter

N.Y.S. - New York Supplement

F. Supp. -  Federal Supplement

F. -  Federal Reporter

U.S. - U.S. Reports

S.Ct. -  Supreme Court Reporter

L.Ed.-  U.S. Reports, Lawyer’s Edition

Assistant Law Librarian for Research

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Denise Gibson
Office: Room 219

Law Library Website

Use the Law Library’s home page, Student Services web page, and LawCat, the library's online catalog, to find additional resources and books.

DVD Collection

 The Law Library has a collection of over 150 law-related movies on DVD that can be checked out at the circulation desk.

Course Reserves

Law students should check Course Reserves to determine whether their professors placed additional materials in the library's Reserve collection behind the circulation desk.