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Energy and Environmental Law Research Guide

Subject Introduction

We have compiled a guide of useful resources for energy and environmental law, providing various resources to support high-level legal research. If you have any questions, please request a student consult with a librarian using the form linked on the right-hand side of this guide.

Glossary of Terms

Terminology associated with energy and environmental law is extensive, and it is imperative for researchers to have a proper understanding and definitions of terms.  Below are selected free publications with helpful glossaries defining important climate change-related terms of art. 

Free Online Sources

Additional Sources

Many academic institutions and professional associations publish research guides on topics across a multitude of disciplines.  Research guides are helpful when exploring a new or unfamiliar topic.  They provide links to primary and secondary sources on many aspects of climate change law, including energy and environment research, foreign and international legal research, and special topics in climate change.

In addition to this guide, below are links to selected guides available on the websites of MacMillan Law Library, Woodruff Library, several other academic libraries, and the Library of Congress to help you begin the research process.  

Research Guides:  

Foreign and International Law:

Guide Authorship and Currency

Originally published on October 10, 2022 by Erin Grimes.

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