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Minnesota Legal Research: Getting Started

A guide to sources for Minnesota legal research. Some resources in this guide are licensed for use by University of St. Thomas School of Law users only.

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CLICnet is the library catalog of eight private colleges and universities in the Twin Cities, including Saint Thomas. Books from other campuses can be requested online and delivered to the UST library of your choice.

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Legal Research - Minnesota


Good Starting Points

Minnesota Legal Research Guides & Bibliographies

Minnesota Legal Research Guide by John Tessner, Brenda Wolfe, George R. Jackson
KFM5475. S63 2002 (2nd floor - reference stacks)
Minnesota Legal Research by Suzanne Thorpe
KFM5485. T48 2010 (2nd floor - reference stacks)
A Bibliography of Minnesota Legal Documents by Deborah K. Hackerson

Minnesota Digests 

West's Minnesota Digest
KFM5457. W47 (3rd floor stacks)
Also available on Westlaw
Dunnell Minnesota Digest
KFM5457. D86 (3rd floor stacks)
Also available on LexisNexis

Minnesota Practice Series

A multivolume treatise that covers many areas of Minnesota law - titles include:
Civil Rules Annotated, Minnesota Jury Instructions (Civil and Criminal), Methods of Practice,
Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, and other area of law -specific volumes
KFM5480. M53 (3rd floor stacks)
Also available on Westlaw

Minnesota Statutes Annotated

KFM5430 1946. A43 (3rd floor stacks)
Also available on Westlaw and LexisNexis 

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