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A selective guide to civil procedure resources at the WMU-Cooley Law School libraries
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Civil Procedure Guide: Introduction

This guide is intended to assist in the research of civil procedure by both students and practitioners using the  Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School libraries. It covers both general and specific topics in civil procedure; physical materials are largely confined to the Cooley library system, but online materials cover both reliable internet sources and Lexis and Westlaw databases. Due to the annually-updated nature of civil procedure law, this guide will generally focus on the most current materials available.

The guide is organized according to the topics listed to the left, in the guide outline. First, it covers federal and then Michigan materials. Then it shifts to less generalized tools such as forms and study aids.

In the sections of the guide focusing on print materials, the "location" provides the call number for a work. Clicking on the title takes a user to the relevant entry in the catalog. Where possible, guide sections about statutes link to the appropriate law. With regard to availability at WMU-Cooley’s various branches, “L” will denote Lansing, “AH” Auburn Hills, “GR” Grand Rapids, and "TB" Tampa Bay.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need further guidance. 


Author Information

Michael Bird is a reference librarian at the Auburn Hills campus. 

Last updated 8/14/15.


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