To search for primary sources, use databases for legal research such as WestlawNext Campus Research, HeinOnline, or Legal Full Text. Federal and state government websites also upload statutes, regulations, and cases online.
To research the legal process, begin with books and journal articles to gather information about legislation and its context. Then, move on to reading the laws and statutes. Westlaw Next Campus is an excellent database for reading case law. You can also find the text of laws on federal and state government websites. Then, read commentary about the legislation you are investigating. Finally, you may consider reading a newspaper article or opinion piece about the legislation to get a general understanding for cultural and political discussion about the legislation.