Before starting your research:
- Clarify what it is you are researching and why. Ask questions.
- Try to spot the important issues
- Identify your jurisdiction
- Brainstorm some keywords to use as search terms
- Make a research plan: where will you look, and why?
Some helpful tools:
- Burton's Legal Thesaurus - use this to broaden your list of search terms
- Black's Law Dictionary or Ballentine's Legal Dictionary - to understand the meaning of a legal word or phrase
The practice of employment law requires that you familiarize yourself with a vast array of legal resources, including statutes, regulations, and cases at both the federal and state level. An understanding of administrative law, too, is crucial for a successful claim. It's highly suggested that you learn more about administrative law research with the help of this other LibGuide.
Use these subject headings to find books relevant to employment law. You can use Scholar OneSearch to look for books.