Legal Research Online and in the Library by Stephen Elias

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  • Research,
  • Online Services - Resource Directories,
  • Law,
  • Legal Reference / Law Profession,
  • Computers,
  • Legal Research,
  • United States,
  • Reference,
  • COM,
  • LAW079000,
  • COM069010,
  • REF020000,
  • REF,
  • Data processing

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Number of Pages336
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Open LibraryOL9310714M
ISBN 100873374800
ISBN 109780873374804

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While it's not a law degree, Legal Research: Online and in the Library is an inexpensive alternative for the spirited do-it-yourselfer. The skills you gain will pay for themselves as you do your own legal work or assist your attorney's researches; furthermore, the sense of empowerment that comes from knowing the law and how to use it is hard to : Stephen R.

Elias, Susan Levinkind, Janet Portman. Online Legal Research When You Can't Access The Library Though Jenkins, like many other businesses, law firms, and libraries around the country, is closed to help the nation practice social distancing during the COVID health crisis, it is still possible to do legal research without physically being in the library.

This guide contains selected free online legal research resources related to United States federal and state materials. These resources can be a great way to get started with your research when you don't have access to paid databases or if you want to get an overview of a topic before getting started with potentially expensive : AJ Blechner.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Elias, Stephen. Legal research online and in the library. Berkeley: Nolo Press, (OCoLC) Law Questia, your online research library and paper writing resource, contains thousands of scholarly Law articles and books.

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Online and library research each have their place in a good research project. But whether a student chooses to use both or just one of these depends on which has the information the student needs, what resources are most available and what comfort level the student feels for each research method.

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Welcome to Cornell Law Library's E-Book Collections guide. Along with the catalog, this page can be used to browse and discover our law-focused e-book collections. The library provides access to hundreds of e-books, many of which can be read directly online or downloaded to a device.

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In general, when starting your legal research, it's good to start in the secondary resource and then proceed to the primary resources.

Throughout your law degree at Charles Sturt University, you'll use the IRAC method when structuring your answers to legal Legal Research Method chart below shows you where the Library resources (primary & secondary) fit into the IRAC : Annette Goodwin. The State Library also subscribes to many government, law and code electronic access to these resources is available in the reading rooms or by remote access to active State Government employees with a current State Library card.

A new online library was launched at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies yesterday. The aim of the Foundations of the Common Law Library project is to create ‘the most comprehensive historical legal resource for the first years of the whole common law world ()’.

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Some books give the big picture for a legal topic. Looking at a book can be helpful when you don’t know anything about a legal topic and don’t know where to start to do legal research Using books to do legal research can sometimes be easier and faster than using the web, especially if you are looking at statutes and regulations.

Westlaw Patron Access and Westlaw Next - Members of the public doing legal research at our library can use Westlaw Patron Access or Westlaw Next to look up federal and state laws, cases and law-related publications. This service is limited to one user and must be accessed from the workstations in the State Library of Arizona.

Online. Jenkins Law Library is open to the public for a fee of $5 per day. You may conduct your own legal research using any of the print and electronic resources in our collection.

Computers with the legal databases Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law may be used for 1 hour per day. Internet and word processing computers are available for extended use.

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Books. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. The Goodson Law Library has a small collection of books intended to explain legal matters to non-lawyers. Researching the law can be difficult, and these books will give basic information and general advice on various legal subjects.

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Legal Research Center. The Legal Research Center is a library located on the 3rd floor in the law school. The collection reflects the curricular and research needs of the faculty and students with a particular emphasis on the areas of concentration: business and entrepreneurship, criminal law, health law, and intellectual property.

In-Library Online Legal Research The Westlaw database has high quality, regulatory and business information, including in-depth Florida law, Key Cite, and more. Please use the links below for access. Frederick W. Dingledy, co-author of Chapter 7, is a Senior Reference Librarian at William & Mary’s Wolf Law Library.

He teaches legal research through the law school’s Legal Research and Writing program as well as Foreign and International Research. Dingledy is a former President of the Virginia Association of Law Libraries. For library use only. This publication offers overviews of many areas of Missouri law.

The explanations include cases, statutes, and overviews of the current state of law in Missouri. This publication is intended to assist Missouri attorneys. The material is presented as research information to be used by attoeneys and it not considered legal Author: Cindy Shearrer. The University of Iowa Law Library has extensive print, online, and microform resources dealing with post-World War II Axis war crime trials involving Germany and Japan.

Please see this legal research guide, War Crimes, to the Law Library’s post-World War II war crimes collections.The British Library has a wealth of material to support your research on law.

You'll find legislation, cases and traditional legal commentary. You can also explore diverse perspectives on law. You will find these in the literature of varied academic disciplines and in resources from oral .

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