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LL.M. Library Survival Guide: Course Materials

Instructional Aids


Canvasis the course management system used by the Florida State University. Your professors may be using this system to post many course readings and other materials online. 


Citation Help

  • Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
    Not sure what "Am Jur" or "F.3d." stand for? This free website from Cardiff University allows you to search by title or abbreviation, and covers both U.S. and international legal abbreviations.
  • The Bluebook Online
    The official website for The Bluebook citation manual. Online subscriptions are available (starting at $25/year) that provide access to the full content of The Bluebook from anywhere with internet access.

Taking Law Exams

Legal Treatises by Subject

Use this guide as an index to treatises or books on legal topics arranged by subject. This is a helpful way to find books on many legal topics.

Study Aids

Study aids are very useful tools. Students use them in addition to their casebooks in order to understand the legal concepts better. Many study aids are now available online and can be accessed here  Below are a few of the most common series of study aids in print. Students are encouraged to utilize the online materials.

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