Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg are all excellent sources for identifying and locating the relevant primary law.
On Westlaw, you can browse materials organized by area of law by using the "Practice Areas" tab.
Westlaw User Guides and Legal Resources: This page contains research guides and resources for students. Toward the bottom of the main page, researchers can locate the Help page for Westlaw. Clicking on that link will suspend charges for the ongoing research session and lead users to a comprehensive help document. You can access this document if you are seeking assistance on how to use research folders, set up custom pages, or use any of the other tools available that help organize your research.
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On Lexis Advance, limit your search by using the dropdown menus under the main search box. For example, depending on the juvenile justice issue you are researching, you could limit to criminal or family law (or both).
Lexis Advance Help Page: For researchers who are new to Lexis or need some guidance using the system, the Help page is a great resource and is easy to navigate, providing links that lead directly to information about research questions.
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Bloomberg Law contains legal content and propriety news from BNA (news covering legal, legislative, regulatory, and economic developments). Dockets are also available from PACER.
Bloomberg Law Help: Bloomberg Law has several tools built into it that can assist researchers in staying organized. The help page contains links to tutorials and guides on the various tools if you need extra help.
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Major statutes dealing with music law include the following:
Select federal regulations relevant to the music industry include: