Research Guides

These special legal Research Guides help you find the law on some of the most popular Peoples Law Library Topics.  To get the most out of this section:

  • go to the homepage to find the explanations about the law that we offer under each legal area listed, and
  • also take a look at "Understanding the Basics of the Law" for help using the statutes, regulations and rules that you will find in each Research Guide.
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