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Law and Legislation  

Use this guide for identifying and locating legal information for the United States, and for the State of Vermont.
Last Updated: May 2, 2014 URL: http://guides.jsc.edu/legalresearch Print Guide

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    How to Use the Guide

    We have organized this guide as a pathfinder to basic resources for legal research. Find background information using the print and online reference sources on this page. Use separate tabs for state or federal statutory, case and administrative law.

    Many of our reference sources are now online and fully searchable in electronic databases. JSC students, faculty and staff have access to these titles with their MyJSC ID and password. Use the links below to locate online subject encyclopedias and reference sources. Find LexisNexis Academic, Proquest Congressional and LegalTrac in the Databases and Websites section of this guide.

        

      Gale Virtual Reference Library

       

      Credo Reference - Law Search


      This box will search all of JSC Credo Reference titles for law.

      Selected titles include:

      American Constitutional Law: The Structure of Government, 2010

      Great American Court Cases, 1999

       

      General Reference

      Locate reference sources in our print collection using the titles and call numbers below.

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      Black's Law Dictionary, Standard Ninth Edition
      Call Number: R/340.03 B567/2009
      ISBN: 9780314199492
      An undisputed classic in the field.

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      The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation - Columbia Law Review (Compiled by)
      Call Number: R/348.047/B625/2010
      ISBN: 9780615361161
      From the Book's Preface: The current edition of The Bluebook retains the same basic approach to legal citation established by its predecessors. The layout of the Bluebook has been updated to make the information easier to access. Some citation forms have been expanded, elaborated upon, or modified from previous editions to reflect the ever-expanding range of authorities used in legal writing and to respond to suggestions from the legal community.

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      Cohen and Olson's Legal Research in a Nutshell, 11th ed.
      Call Number: R/340.072073/C66L/2013
      ISBN: 9780314286659
      This indispensable source is located at the Reference Desk.

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      The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law
      Call Number: R/340.0922/Y12n/2009
      ISBN: 9780300113006
      Contains biographies of an eclectic mix of men and women who have shaped the course of American legal history.

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