To research smarter, start by reading a law review article or treatise to guide your thinking and help identify issues. Next read cases and legislation to confirm your preliminary findings. Use a checklist to assure that you cover all relevant issues. Learn more by using the following resources:
Books - Free and Low-Cost Research, Guide to Legal Research, Internet Guide for Legal Researcher, Legal Research in a Nutshell, Legal Researchers Desk Reference, Legal Scholar’s Guidebook, and Mastering Legal Research and Principles of Legal Research
Secondary Sources - SHSU Guide to Secondary Sources.
Treatises - Harvard Directory of Law Treatises