The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Minority Issues
This article targets as its audience pro se patrons - individuals who cannot afford counsel and need to conduct their own legal research. The poor and disenfranchised have historically had difficulty getting equal access to justice. The cause is often the fact that they cannot afford legal representation. This could lead to exclusion from the legal process. A solution might be self-representation, which presents its own difficulties, as the pro se litigant will likely need to access resources in a law library.
Michael P. Forrest and Mike Martinez, Jr., Too Broke to Hire an Attorney - How to Conduct Basic Legal Research in a Law Library, 9 Scholar 67 (2006).