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Some of your classes may require you to use American Political Science Association style in your papers.
Sewanee Writing Center
Visit the the Sewanee Writing Center web site to learn how to get advice on your writing. It is advised that you make an appointment with one of the writing tutors who are stationed in the library several hours each day.
You have access to the online version of EndNote, EndNote Web, a bibliographic management tool. Use EndNote Web to help you site resources and build collections of citations for bibliographies or other purposes. Sign up for an EndNote Web account while you are on campus, then you can use it anywhere.
It could be advantageous to hear a Supreme Court case argued. The Oyez Project at the Chicago-Kent College of Law offers audio recordings of Supreme Court proceedings since 1968. A brief summary of each case is offered in addition to the audio files. You can search for cases, or browse chronologically in the "Cases" section of the site.
Supreme Court Debates is one portion of the Congressional Digest Debates database. You might find some summaries of Supreme Court arguments and decisions surrounding major controversial issues.
The Cornell University Law Library offers a simple Basics of Legal Research guide, that explains in a straightforward manner some techniques and sources used in successful research.
The USC Law Law Library offers a handy Guide to Legal Abbreviations and Citations. This is one of example of several of these sorts of guides that are available. This can help you quickly make sense of the various citations you encounter in court decisions and elsewhere.