Civil Procedure Research Resources:
Directories, Guides, Indexes & Websites

Updated June 11, 2009.
Prepared by Cheryl Nyberg.

Guides & Indexes

Federal Research Coordinator, annual.
KF8830.6.F43 at Reference Area
This one-volume index provides quick access to several of the major sets produced by Thomson West, including Federal Practice and Procedure; Federal Procedural Forms; Federal Procedure, Lawyers Edition; and West's Federal Forms. Arranged by rule number; pages 1-213 cover the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Includes West digest headings and key numbers.

Kelly Kunsch, Civil Procedure
A legal research guide from a reference librarian at the Seattle University Law Library.


Directories

BNA's Directory of State and Federal Courts, Judges, and Clerks, biennial.
KF8700.A19K56 at Reference Office (latest edition).

Judicial Staff Directory, semiannual. Covers federal courts only.
JK1597.A3 at Reference Office (latest edition).

Villanova University School of Law, The Federal Court Locator
Links to court websites and other websites that provide court opinions. Most court websites include a mailing address.

Want's Federal-State Court Directory, annual.
KF8700.A19W35 at Reference Office (latest edition).

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Websites

ABA Section of Litigation
Trial tips and techniques, electronic newsletters, and information about public service programs.

Federal Judicial Center
The U.S. Courts education and research agency. Website includes many full-text publications, arranged by subject.
Selected publications available on Westlaw: FJC.

LexisNexis for Law Schools, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Includes research tips and links to LexisNexis contents.

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