A GUIDE TO LIBRARY RESOURCES
FALL, 2013
J O A N T A Y L O R , R E F E R E N C E L I B R A R I A N
PARA 2205
Legal Research...
Start at the Library website
http://www.clayton.edu/library
Questions? Ask Us
 Stop by the Reference Desk
 Email us
 Call us 678-466-4346 Reference desk
 Text us 678-845-8398
 C...
Research assistance from librarians and PARA 2205
 Unique situation for this academic course! Different from other course...
Librarians Students
 Make sure items are on the
shelves, in order, and current.
 Provide off campus access
instructions ...
What are LibGuides?
 A research tool
 Find resources such as (Books, journal articles,
media)
 Tutorials- such as Get M...
LibGuide for Legal Research
Legal Research LibGuide
HIGHLIGHTS
 TABs (General, Georgia, U.S., International)
 Quick Links- Homepage, GALILEO, CSU Ca...
General Legal and Reference Books
 LEGAL COLL KF154.A42 American Jurisprudence 2d**
 **Also available on LexisNexis Acad...
Georgia TAB
 LEGAL COLL KFG35.A35 Official Compilation, Rules and Regulations of
the State of Georgia
 LEGAL COLL KFG47....
US Federal Law TAB
 LEGAL COLL KF62 1972.L38
 United States Code Service
 LEGAL COLL KF101.S8
 West's Supreme Court Re...
Suggested Online U.S. Legal Resources
 United State Code
a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the genera...
International Law -TAB
 LEGAL COLL K526.5.M37 Martindale-
Hubbell International Law Digest
 LEGAL COLL K68.M37 Martindal...
GALILEO Resources
 Search for online articles:
 Law journals
 Newspapers
 Scholarly journal articles
 Popular magazin...
Suggested GALILEO Resources
•LexisNexis Academic
includes legal news, government publications (such as the federal case la...
Search State, Statutes, Codes & Regs
(Sample Search)
US Legal Reference Tools on LexisNexis
Shortcuts to LexisNexis
 ◦LexisNexis Legal Reference
 ◦Federal & State Cases
 ◦State Statutes, Codes & Regulations
 ◦F...
Legal Collection- articles in the discipline of law.
Example of a law review article
Details about the articles
Article access –Full text vs.
Citation  I can’t find my article full- text
Cite Information
 Cite Information and Plagiarism Tutorials
 Ready Reference KF245.U53 2010
 The Bluebook
New Library website debuts on September 3,
2013
Thank you!
joantaylor@clayton.edu
QUESTIONS
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  • Note the links for books, articles, ask a librarian, chat reference box and library services. Navigation will change and hopefully, be a little easier on Sept. 3rd with the new website
  • Remember: A student may have difficulty completing an assignment if the needed tool is not located in its proper location.d) 3 sections of PARA 2205 being taught, so be thoughtful of other students who may need to use these items.e) Quiet study areas- keep conversations to a minimum and to a low level if you are working with fellow students in the legal research shelf areas.
  • A few popular legal reference sources with call numbers. These items are on the Legal Research LibGuide.
  • You can limit your searches to a specific type of article such as scholarly journal
  • For your convenience, the Legal Research Guide has some shortcut links to the following items related to legal searching.
  • Legal Collection articles are in the discipline of law or any legal treatment of a variety of subjects.
  • See the Cite Information and Plagiarism Tutorials TAB for more information regarding plagiarism. The OWL at Purdue is one of my favorite sites for information.
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    1. 1. A GUIDE TO LIBRARY RESOURCES FALL, 2013 J O A N T A Y L O R , R E F E R E N C E L I B R A R I A N PARA 2205 Legal Research and Writing (T. Fields)
    2. 2. Start at the Library website http://www.clayton.edu/library
    3. 3. Questions? Ask Us  Stop by the Reference Desk  Email us  Call us 678-466-4346 Reference desk  Text us 678-845-8398  Chat with us  Reference appointment request  Facebook-leave a message
    4. 4. Research assistance from librarians and PARA 2205  Unique situation for this academic course! Different from other courses..  You are learning about primary and secondary sources in the field of legal studies.  Your approach to the assignment is based on the legal tools, instructions, and strategies that you learn in class each week.  We do not know what steps or strategies you are instructed to follow to complete your assignments.  If you have questions about your paralegal assignments, please contact your instructor.  If you have questions about a resource that is incomplete or missing, please let us know.
    5. 5. Librarians Students  Make sure items are on the shelves, in order, and current.  Provide off campus access instructions for library provided electronic database resources*, and troubleshoot problems.  In some circumstances, suggest other keyword ideas, or remind students about the indexes.  *Library does not have access to Westlaw  PLEASE: Keep and use legal books in the legal research shelves and seating areas.  Return them to the correct shelf. OR  Place them on reference desk truck or give to library staff.  Do not place them where others can’t find them.  Do not remove them from the library.  Photocopy needed pages. The Legal Research Book Collection for 3 sections of PARA 2205
    6. 6. What are LibGuides?  A research tool  Find resources such as (Books, journal articles, media)  Tutorials- such as Get My Library Account PIN  Library services such as (GilExpress)  Course specific guides such as (Eng 1102)  Subjects such as (Criminal Justice)  Special topics (Letter from the Birmingham Jail)
    7. 7. LibGuide for Legal Research
    8. 8. Legal Research LibGuide HIGHLIGHTS  TABs (General, Georgia, U.S., International)  Quick Links- Homepage, GALILEO, CSU Catalog…  Other Suggested LibGuides Criminal Justice Statistical Resources for your Assignments!
    9. 9. General Legal and Reference Books  LEGAL COLL KF154.A42 American Jurisprudence 2d**  **Also available on LexisNexis Academic. This links to "Legal Reference". Select the box next to "American Jurisprudence 2d", and begin your search.  LEGAL COLL KF156.B53 2009 Black's Law Dictionary  READY REF KF245 .U53 2010 The Bluebook: a uniform system of citation  LEGAL COLL KF190.M3 The Martindale-Hubbell Law Digest  LEGAL COLL KF190.H.813 The Martindale-Hubbell Law Dictionary
    10. 10. Georgia TAB  LEGAL COLL KFG35.A35 Official Compilation, Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia  LEGAL COLL KFG47.G4 West's Georgia Cases reported in South Eastern Reporter, 2nd series  LEGAL COLL KFG57.W47 1985 West's Georgia Digest 2d.  LEGAL COLL KFG59.S5 Shepard's Georgia Citations  LEGAL COLL KFG80.G45 1995 Georgia Jurisprudence  LEGAL COLL KFG68.G46 Georgia Forms, legal & business  LEGAL COLL KFG529.A194 Georgia Rules of Court Annotated  LEGAL COLL KFG530.A65 J46 Georgia Civil Procedure Forms -- practice  LEGAL COLL KFG530.G74 2003 Georgia Civil Practice  LEGAL COLL KFG551.F56 2002 Georgia Post-Judgment Collection: with forms  LEGAL COLL KFG575.D35 2004-2005 Georgia Criminal Trial Practice  LEGAL COLL KFG30 1981.A24 Official Code of Georgia annotated (O.C.G.A)
    11. 11. US Federal Law TAB  LEGAL COLL KF62 1972.L38  United States Code Service  LEGAL COLL KF101.S8  West's Supreme Court Reporter
    12. 12. Suggested Online U.S. Legal Resources  United State Code a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.  Supreme Court of the United States view Supreme Court documents, recent decisions, and information about the Supreme Court.  Supreme Court Decision Collection a service of the Legal Information Institute (LII) of The Cornell University Law School  US Courts information about the federal Judiciary and the difference between federal and state courts  THOMAS access the Congressional Record, current legislation and committee information  Where to Obtain Supreme Court Opinions
    13. 13. International Law -TAB  LEGAL COLL K526.5.M37 Martindale- Hubbell International Law Digest  LEGAL COLL K68.M37 Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory  Martindale Free Directory Lawyer searching (nationally or internationally)
    14. 14. GALILEO Resources  Search for online articles:  Law journals  Newspapers  Scholarly journal articles  Popular magazines  Media such as in Films on Demand
    15. 15. Suggested GALILEO Resources •LexisNexis Academic includes legal news, government publications (such as the federal case law, U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Testimony, etc.), law reviews •Legal Collection discipline of law and legal topics, such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, the environment •Sociological Collection sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture, and social structure. •Criminal Justice Periodicals Index any criminal justice topic, including corrections administration, law enforcement, social work, industrial security, drug rehabilitation, and criminal and family law.
    16. 16. Search State, Statutes, Codes & Regs (Sample Search)
    17. 17. US Legal Reference Tools on LexisNexis
    18. 18. Shortcuts to LexisNexis  ◦LexisNexis Legal Reference  ◦Federal & State Cases  ◦State Statutes, Codes & Regulations  ◦Federal Statutes, Codes, & Regulations  ◦Landmark US Legal Cases  ◦Shepard's Citations  ◦Tax Law
    19. 19. Legal Collection- articles in the discipline of law.
    20. 20. Example of a law review article
    21. 21. Details about the articles Article access –Full text vs. Citation  I can’t find my article full- text
    22. 22. Cite Information  Cite Information and Plagiarism Tutorials  Ready Reference KF245.U53 2010  The Bluebook
    23. 23. New Library website debuts on September 3, 2013
    24. 24. Thank you! joantaylor@clayton.edu QUESTIONS
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