Good Places to Start
This is a list of places to get started. You can find more specific resources on the other tabs available in this library guide.
The following individuals contributed pages, text, or information to this library guide: Sylvia Cano, Natalie Greenberg, Amal Masri, Becka Rich, and Mary Paige Smith. Portions of the text are taken, with permission, from final projects for Advanced Legal Research.
Introduction to Health Law Research
Health law is a complex field that involves federal and state case law, government administrative agencies and organizations, regulations, and much overlap with the medical field. It would be most beneficial for any researcher to begin their research by using secondary resources to obtain a general understanding of background information, which will ultimately lead to the most relevant statutes, regulations and case law. You should start your research broadly, and gradually narrow down your topic.
Here are the Lexis and Westlaw Databases we recommend for this topic:
- US Courts of Appeals Health Cases - All Circuits
- Federal & State Cases - Selected Healthcare Related Material
- State Cases
Learn the Lingo
Health law has an incredible amount of difficult terminology that you may not have seen before. Below are some resources to help you decipher what the experts are talking about.