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Thinking About Legal Research Problems

Created by Paul D. Callister from earlier version at

Define the Kind of Problem

Define the Kind of Problem by Type

Chart of Problem Types

*The table is based upon a similar taxonomy developed in Jean L. Sears & Marilyn K. Moody, Using Government Information Sources: Print and Electronic 6-9 (2nd ed., 1994).

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