Legal Research in a Nutshell

ISBN-10: 0314264086

ISBN-13: 9780314264084

Edition: 10th (Revised)

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Description: Finding and using legal resources effectively is an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers major Internet resources as well as online databases and library materials, with almost a hundred illustrations of print and online sources. 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.

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List price: $39.00
Edition: 10th
Publisher: West Academic
Publication date: 5/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Research Process
Introduction
The Sources of the Law
The Forms of Legal Information
Current and Historical Information
Primary and Secondary Sources
Print and Electronic Resources
Legal Language
Legal Citations
Online Research Basics
Westlaw
Lexis
Other Databases
Handling a Research Project
First Steps
In-Depth Research
Providing Current Information
Completing a Project
Background and Analysis
Introduction
Overviews
Legal Encyclopedias
American Jurisprudence 2d and Corpus Juris Secundum
Jurisdictional Encyclopedias
Texts and Treatises
Restatements of the Law
Law Reviews
Westlaw and Lexis
HeinOnline
Periodical Indexes
Other Sources
Case Law
Introduction
Electronic Research
Westlaw
Lexis
Other Resources
West Digests
Finding Cases in Digests
Jurisdictional and Regional Digests
Decennial and General Digests
Words and Phrases
American Law Reports Annotations
Format and Content
Finding Annotations
Citators
KeyCite
Shepard's Citations Online
Shepard's Citations in Print
Sources for Federal Court Cases
Supreme Court of the United States
Lower Federal Courts
Sources for State Court Cases
Official Reports
National Reporter System
Other Sources
Statutes and Constitutions
Introduction
Publication of Statutes
Statutory Research
Online Code Databases
KeyCite and Shepard's
Indexes and Tables
Sources for Federal Statutes
Slip Laws and Session Laws
The United States Code
Annotated Codes
Sources for State Statutes
Slip Laws and Session Laws
Codes
Multistate Research Sources
Uniform Laws
Interstate Compacts
The U. S. Constitution
State Constitutions
Legislative information
Introduction
Federal Legislative History Sources
Bills
Committee Reports
Federal Legislative History Sources- Continued
Debates
Hearings
Other Congressional Publications
Congressional Research Resources
Compiled Legislative Histories
THOMAS and Other Congressional Websites
LexisNexis Congressional and CIS
USCCAN and Westlaw
CQ and Other News Sources
Printed Status Tables
Directories
State Legislative Information
Administrative Law
Introduction
Background Reference Sources
Agency Websites
Guides and Directories
Federal Regulations
Federal Register
Code of Federal Regulations
Finding and Updating Regulations
Guidance Documents
Administrative Decisions and Rulings
Presidential Lawmaking
Executive Orders and Proclamations
Other Presidential Documents
State Administrative Law
Websites and Directories
State Administrative Law-Continued
Regulations and Executive Orders
Decisions, Rulings, and Other Documents
Local Law
Court Rules and Practice
Introduction
Court Rules
Federal Rules
State Rules
Legal Ethics
Briefs and Other Court Documents
Directories of Courts and Judges
Formbooks and Jury Instructions
Specialized and Nonlegal Sources
Introduction
Looseleaf and Electronic Services
Current Awareness
Legal Newspapers and Newsletters
Current Scholarship
Blogs and Other Online Resources
General News and Business Information
Statistics
Interdisciplinary Research
Legal History Resources
Directories
Specialized Research Guides
International Law
Introduction
Preliminary Research
U. S. Practice in International Law
Treaties
Foreign Relations Documents
General Treaty Research
Cases and Arbitrations
International Court of Justice
Other Courts
Arbitrations
International Organizations
United Nations and Related Agencies
World Trade Organization
European Union and Other Regional Organizations
Sources for Further Information
The Law of Other Countries
Introduction
Legal Systems of the World
Reference Sources in Foreign and Comparative Law
Encyclopedias and Legal System Guides
Research Guides and Indexes
Summaries and Translations of Laws
Dictionaries
Original Sources
Links to Country Websites
Common Law Jurisdictions
Civil Law Jurisdictions
State Legal Research Guides
Major Treatises and Services By Subject
Resource Index
Subject Index
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