Books There is a cart with books relating to your topics at the front of the room. This is more likely to be helpful if your case is historical rather than recent. Books are a good place to start on these types of topics as the amount of information online can be overwhelming.
Databases Don't forget about our library databases! For this project, ABC-CLIO and Opposing Viewpoints are likely to be the most helpful. Library Databases
If your topic is extremely current and controversial (for example the Hobby Lobby case) you may have to rely more heavily on news resources. Be sure to look at coverage from reliable sources, and look at information from several different publications. For example, if you find an article from Fox News, try to find an article from NPR, CNN or the New York Times, and see how the reporting of the topic differs.
Trial Transcripts Be sure to try to find these primary sources. Since transcripts are held and published by the court in which the trial was held, you will need to use Google for this. Type your search in quotation marks - example: "Scott Peterson trial transcript"
Citations Save yourself some trouble and do the citations as you go. There are plenty of citation wizards online. Ms. St. Laurent is a fan of www.bibme.org www.easybib.com