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This guide’s purpose is to aid law students and practitioners in researching expert witness resources. The guide includes both print and online resources (both free and paid). The subjects/keywords and call numbers are hyperlinked to the library’s catalog. Please remember that this guide is not an exhaustive list of materials or resources.
When searching for information on expert witnesses, it's best to cast a wide web and find out as much as you can about them. Reading the CV that an expert provides is a great first step, but be sure to verify the information provided. Search news sources to see if they have been mentioned elsewhere in any context. Find cases where the results of an expert's testimony were both positive and negative, and be sure to search dockets, briefs, motions and jury verdicts too; only a small percentage of suits filed ever reach the realm of reported decisions, and there is a goldmine of expert material in these other sources.
There are a wide variety of resources available, and there is a good bit of work involved in searching them all, but if it means avoiding any surprises at trial, it will be time well spent.