Legal Research

  • Hawaii Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
    1. Kahle, Richard F. How to research constitutional, legislative, and statutory history in Hawaii, 3rd ed.
      [RefRm KFH421.5 L37 A25 2001] Available at SCLL, 2d, 3d, K and 5th
    2. Kellett, Mahilani E. Practical legal research and analysis for the paralegal in Hawaii. NBI, Inc., 1997.
      [RefRm KFH75 P88 1998] Available at SCLL, 3d, K and 5th
  • General Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
    1. AALL research guide: No.5 (2000) The internet as a legal research tool. American Association of Law Libraries.
      [RefRm (Periodical)] Available at SCLL
    2. Cohen, Morris L. Legal research in a nutshell, 6th ed. West Group, 1996.
      [KF240 C54 1996] Available at SCLL, 3 d, K, 5th
    3. Jacobstein, J. Myron. Legal research illustrated, 6th ed. Foundation Press, 1994.
      [RefRm KF240 J16] Available at SCLL
    4. Koto, Ann S. Internet strategies for the paralegal in Hawaii. NBI, Inc., 1999.
      [RefRm KFH75 K84] Available at SCLL
    5. Levitt, Carole. Lawyer’s guide to fact finding on the internet. American Bar Association, 2004 ed.
      [KF242 L57] Available at SCLL
    6. Marke, Julius J. Legal research and law library management. Law Journal Press, 2006. Revised Ed.
      [REF KF240 M34] Available at SCLL
    7. Mersky, Roy M. Fundamentals of legal research, 8th ed. Foundation Press, 2002.
      [RefRm KF240 J15 2002] Available at SCLL
  • Internet Resources
    1. Legal Information Institute – Cornell Law Library
      Constitutions and codes, court opinions, courts rules, legal resources for federal and state governments and U.S. territories.
    2. Drake University Law School Library Research Guides
    3. Nolo.com
      Offers information on how to research state and federal statutes. Contains a legal glossary and instructions on how to find cases.
  • Other Libraries with Law Related Collections
    1. William S. Richardson School of Law Library
      University of Hawaii at Manoa
      2525 Dole Street
      Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
      (808) 956-7583
    2. Hawaii Legislative Reference Bureau Library
      State Capitol, Rm 005
      (808) 587-0690
    3. Hawaii Documents Center
      Hawaii & Pacific Section
      Hawaii State Library
      478 South King Street
      Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2901
      (808) 586-3535 (reference desk)
    4. Federal Government Documents Section
      Hawaii State Library
      478 South King St.
      Honolulu , HI 96813-2901
      (808) 586-3477
    5. Government Documents Collection
      University of Hawaii Library
      2550 McCarthy Mall
      Honolulu, HI 96822
      (808) 956-8230