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Course guide for MIT 6.805/STS085/STS487: Foundations of Information Policy

Citing legal resources

Legal resources use the Bluebook style, as published in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation gives a good overview of the style (click on "examples" on the left).

Want to generate a legal citation? Try Citeus Legalus

Introduction to research

Finding articles & law reviews

Statistics & governmental information

Finding engineering information

Use these to find articles, conference papers, and other literature on your topic.

Office hours

Fall 2017 consultation slots

To schedule an appointment with me, please look at this site, select the times that work for you, and put in your name/email.

I'll confirm appointments via email. I can also schedule other times later in the semester by email.

Consultations are scheduled for an hour but will likely be around 45 minutes. We will go over database tools, brainstorm keywords to use, and look for specific sources of information for your topic. I can also show you organization techniques and discuss any other questions you have. 

I encourage you to make an appointment before the proposal is due to get started, and then a followup appointment later in the semester as you refine your research to work on finding additional sources.