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By Simons, Spencer L. Carolina Academic Press. Second Edition. c2016.
"The book begins by explaining the nature and types of legal authority. The process of legal research and control of legal research projects are described in the first chapter, with an emphasis on the integral nature of legal research and legal analysis. These concepts are revisited and reinforced throughout the book. The second chapter explains basic principles underlying legal research, factors to consider in choosing whether to search online or in print, and techniques to add power and precision to legal research. Since students often use online research tools from the beginning of their studies, the second chapter also introduces online searching techniques and principles. Research using print and online resources is explained for each type of legal resource throughout the book." - publisher's description
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By Blackwell, Amy Hackney. 2008.
The Essential Law Dictionary is an essential up-to-date legal reference, containing over 3,000 entries explaining legal language that can often be hard to understand, even for lawyers.
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By Hoffman, Marci. West Academic Publishing. Second edition. 2017.
"This Nutshell provides a basic introduction to international and foreign legal research for the non-specialist. It offers guidance through the unfamiliar pathways of research using international and non-US legal legal materials and demystifies the world of treaties and international case law. Since it’s aimed at the non-specialist, it provides straight-forward background information on the United Nations and the European Union and includes guidance using the documents and legal materials of these institutions. There are extensive links to the rich world of Web resources, but it also describes print research tools that remain important in this field. Finally, it sets out a road map for approaching a research problem involving international, foreign and comparative law." - publisher's description
By Burkhart, Ann M. West Academic Publishing. Third edition. .
"It answers questions students have as they begin their studies. What is a tort? Hornbook? Should I join a study group? It also explains and gives examples of the best methods for studying and for taking exams. It provides questions and model answers from actual law school exams. The Nutshell also provides information about the types of legal practice that are available to you when you graduate. And it describes the opportunities that will be available to you during your second and third years of law school, such as law journals, law clinics, internships, joint degree programs, and study abroad." - publisher's description
Latest received: Automatic updates. Law & Business, Inc. [2018?]-.
"The Lawyer's Almanac provides vital facts and figures on the courts, government, law schools, lawyers, and their work and organizations. Complete and up-to-date, it is the standard reference guide on the American legal scene and is useful for attorneys, law librarians, judges, law students, journalists, and anyone who needs quick access to information on the legal profession." -publisher's description
Latest received: Automatic updates. Aspen Publishers. [2018?]-.
"Lawyer’s Desk Book is an extraordinary guide that you can’t afford to be without. Used by over 150,000 attorneys and legal professionals, this must-have reference supplies you with instant, authoritative legal answers, without exorbitant research fees." -publisher's description
By Teply, Larry. West Academic Publishing. ©2016.
"Learning legal citation is one of the difficult (and sometimes admittedly annoying) tasks that students new to the law face. This book is designed to ease that task. It initially focuses on conventions that underlie all accepted forms and systems of legal citation. Building on that understanding and an explanation of the "process" of using citations in legal writing, the book then discusses and illustrates the particular rules of The Bluebook and the ALWD Citation Manual for citing cases, statutes, and all other major legal sources. Unique appendices provide useful comparative information for these two systems of citation." - publisher's description
By Elias, Stephen. Nolo. 18th edition. 2018.
Nolo's Legal Research instructs readers in research methods with plain-English explanations and examples. Readers will learn how to read and understand statutes, regulations, and cases, evaluate precedent, and practice their skills with a series of exercises and hypotheticals.
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By Olson, Kent C. West Academic Publishing. Thirteenth edition. 2018.
"Finding and using legal resources effectively is an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers research procedures using major online services, free Internet resources, and library materials. Several hundred websites are discussed and placed in context for effective and productive use in research. Discussion includes coverage of legislative history, administrative law, specialized and interdisciplinary resources, and research in international and comparative law. Appendices list state research guides and treatises and services by subject, and a companion website has a regularly updated list of URLs and illustrations of online and print resources. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site." - publisher's description
Legal words you should know : Over 1,000 essential terms to understand contracts, wills, and the legal system
By Sandler, Corey. 2009.
Every day, people find themselves in legal situations. Mortgages are put in place, attorneys draw up wills, and credit cards are set up all the time. However, how many people actually understood the legal contracts they were signing? There's no excuse for being ignorant of the law when it comes to a dispute with a bank, a mortgage lender, or a lawyer. This book defines 1,000 essential words from the worlds of civil law, estates, lending, and elder affairs, such as abatement, residuary beneficiary, trust deed, variable rate mortgage, right of rescission, and more. Each word will be clearly defined, and includes a pronunciation key and an example of usage. This guide ensures you will know the law in no time!
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By Southern California Association of Law Libraries. Southern California Association of Law Libraries. 2018.
"SCALL is pleased to present the sixth edition of Locating the Law: A Handbook for Non-Law Librarians, 2018. This publication is not a substitute for a detailed legal research guide or for the advice of a licensed attorney. Instead, Locating the Law is intended to provide basic information about California and federal legal materials: what they are, how they are organized, and how to find and use them." -Foreword
Nolo. Eleventh edition. 2020.
"Turn to Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law for answers to everyday legal questions that come up in all aspects of life. Easily locate concise explanations about legal issues including: - credit, debt, and bankruptcy - divorce, child custody, and visitation - wills, living trusts, and estate planning" -- from the publisher
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By Olson, Kent C. West Academic Publishing. Third edition. 2020.
This treatise provides concise, encyclopedic coverage of legal research methods and resources such as free websites, commercial websites, and printed publications.
BarCharts, Inc. 2009.
When it comes to legal matters, lawyers and their Spanish-speaking clients fully understand that proper communication is crucial when working on a particular case. Our 6-page guide can help by providing a thorough, up-to-date listing of the most important phrases and key words—as well as Spanish translations—within the legal field. Our guide, as always, is formatted for ease of use so that finding certain terms is a breeze! Includes a glossary of key legal terms, divided into concepts and actions for easy reference.
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Using and misusing legislative history : A re-evaluation of the status of legislative history in statutory interpretation
U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Legal Policy. .
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