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Health Law Research Guide: Overview

A gateway to online resources, including federal, state, and international health law, health law topics, legal and medical journals and newsletters, legal and medical agencies and organizations, and relevant discussion groups.


The Health Law Research Guide is for general research purposes only. It is intended to assist law students and other health law and medical professionals. Information herein is not intended, nor implied, to constitute legal or medical advice. Users should always seek advice from a licensed attorney in regard to legal questions, and consult a qualified health service provider for questions of a medical nature. There is no warranty as to the accuracy of the information herein, and no liability is assumed for any action taken in reliance upon information in this guide, or in any online site linked in any way.

Research Tips:

  1. Find background information on your topic. Subject headings under the "Topics" box links directly to our Pace Library Catalog or to another source. 
  2. Stay current on health law issues.  For example, sign up for health alerts in Lexis and/or Westlaw, or daily blogs. If you are reviewing websites, make sure you check the "last updated" date or "copyright date." This is usually at the bottom of the page. 
  3. Find statues, regulations, and legislation. Create a legislative history on the topic and find relevant statutes for major laws such as the Affordable Health Care Act. 
  4. Find agency information.  Both federal and state agencies have a wealth of information on topics including guidance documents, reports, and health promotional materials. Use the tab "Agencies and Organizations" to find these agencies. 
  5. Use secondary sources such as treatises, journals and databases to find more information about your topic. 

Get Assistance

Have a question? Feel free to ask a Reference librarian for assistance with your research.