For online sites, see Research Guides, and Introduction to Basic Legal Citation. The first site,Research Guides, is outstanding; everything from law exams, notable court decisions in various areas and even pathfinders in different areas of the law. Yahoo! has a directory link to Legal Research which directs the reader to dictionaries, cases, academic papers and so forth.
DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage doesn't define legal words as much as it tells you how to use them. It cites a wide variety of sources, including literary, to illustrate how a word might be used.
There are several sites on clear and effective writing, such as Legal Writing.
See Legal Citations for online help.
Frequently Requested Laws. Both alphabetical and subject arrangement available.
Internet Law Library Michigan. Good for executive orders, administrative code, environmental code and municipal codes.
MEL Legal Gateway. From the Michigan Electronic Library, this site is good for wills, landlord relations, etc.
FEDERAL LAWPay particular attention to FedLaw. If you don't find it here, it doesn't exist.