Here are four great resources to use to learn how to conduct legal research:
Laws and Legal Research by Nolo.com is also a great resource for those new to legal information. This resource addresses frequently asked questions with sections including Local Ordinances Vs. State and Federal Laws, How to Read a Law, and How to Make Sure a Law is Up to Date.
How to Research a Legal problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers is a publication of the America Association of Law Libraries. This resource does an excellent job of describing where to find legal resources and listing the legal resources that are available.
Guide to Arizona Legislative History at Arizona’s Capitol is the State Library of Arizona’s webpage on how to do a Legislative History. It is a good breakdown of the process and resource available here at the Capitol.
Arizona Legislative History: Research Guide by Arizona State University’s John J. Ross – William C. Blakley Law Library is another source for Legislative History information. In addition to the resources at the State Capitol, it describes the resources available at the ASU Law Library.