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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.
A GUIDE TO LIBRARY RESOURCES
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
Legal Research and Writing
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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
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.
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If you have questions about a resource that is incomplete or missing, please
let us know.
Make sure items are on the
shelves, in order, and current.
Provide off campus access
instructions for library
provided electronic database
resources*, and troubleshoot
circumstances, suggest other
keyword ideas, or remind
students about the indexes.
*Library does not have access to
PLEASE: Keep and use legal
books in the legal research
shelves and seating areas.
Return them to the correct
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
Photocopy needed pages.
The Legal Research Book Collection
for 3 sections of PARA 2205
What are LibGuides?
A research tool
Find resources such as (Books, journal
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)
Legal Research LibGuide
TABs (General, Georgia, U.S., International)
Quick Links- Homepage, GALILEO, CSU Catalog…
Other Suggested LibGuides
Statistical Resources for your Assignments!
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
LEGAL COLL KF190.M3 The Martindale-Hubbell Law Digest
LEGAL COLL KF190.H.813 The Martindale-Hubbell Law
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:
LEGAL COLL KFG575.D35 2004-2005 Georgia Criminal Trial Practice
LEGAL COLL KFG30 1981.A24 Official Code of Georgia annotated
US Federal Law TAB
LEGAL COLL KF62 1972.L38
United States Code Service
LEGAL COLL KF101.S8
West's Supreme Court Reporter
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
Supreme Court Decision Collection
a service of the Legal Information Institute (LII) of The Cornell University Law School
information about the federal Judiciary and the difference between federal and state
access the Congressional Record, current legislation and committee information
Where to Obtain Supreme Court Opinions
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)
Search for online articles:
Scholarly journal articles
Media such as in Films on Demand
Suggested GALILEO Resources
includes legal news, government publications (such as the federal case law, U.S.
Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Testimony, etc.), law reviews
discipline of law and legal topics, such as criminal justice, international law, federal
law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, the environment
sociology, including social behavior, human
tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture, and social
•Criminal Justice Periodicals Index
any criminal justice topic, including corrections administration, law
enforcement, social work, industrial security, drug rehabilitation, and criminal and