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Examine tabs, tables of contents, and other guides. Electronic files frequently contain more information than you might first expect. Visit Law Libraries, Both Physical and Electronic CYBER TRIP The Federal Depository Library Program is discussed at www. gov/fdlp. html. Legal researchers work in law libraries, which may be physical, electronic, or both. Like all artists, you should develop a “professional curiosity” about your work. Just as musicians attend concerts and sculptors visit museums to g ain more insight into their w ork, you should visit law libraries, both physical and electronic, whenever possible.
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