Not sure where to start your legal research? Consider secondary sources! Along with providing a general overview of a topic, secondary sources often contain a rich library of citations and resources that you can use to find additional books and articles on a particular subject.
Secondary sources include:
Law journals and law reviews are collections of articles written by law scholars, lawyers, and students on a specific topic. Not only do they provide analysis of issues, but the citation list and referenced works may provide you with additional direction as you research. It's important to note, however, that many law review articles are written and edited by law students who may lack first-hand experience that practicing law brings.
American Jurisprudence, or AmJur, is another, easy to use legal encyclopedia which indexes relevant case law by subject.
Corpus Juris Secundum, or CJS is a law encyclopedia is focused on case analysis. The print volumes are indexed by subject, and you can use them in the library to look up cases and summaries.