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Principles of legal research

Author: Kent C Olson
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, [2015] ©2015
Series: Concise hornbook series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Provides encyclopedic yet concise coverage of research methods and resources using both free and commercial websites as well as printed publications. It has been thoroughly updated to provide coverage of WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, and other new resources. An introductory survey of research strategies is followed by chapters on the sources of U.S. law created by each branch of government, discussion  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Hornbooks (Law)
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Olson, Kent C.
Principles of legal research.
St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, [2015]
(DLC) 2016295321
(OCoLC)911498121
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kent C Olson
ISBN: 9781634598590 1634598598
OCLC Number: 938726378
Notes: "Successor to How to find the law ... published in nine editions between 1931 and 1989"--Page v.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 489 pages)
Contents: Introduction : context and process --
Constitutional law --
The legislature (1) : statutes --
The legislature (2) : legislative information --
The executive branch --
The judiciary (1) : introduction --
The judiciary (2) : case law sources --
The judiciary (3) : case research --
The judiciary (4) : other court information --
Secondary sources (1) : encyclopedias, restatements, and texts --
Secondary sources (2) : periodicals --
Reference resources --
International law --
The law of other countries.
Series Title: Concise hornbook series.
Responsibility: by Kent C. Olson (Head of Research Services, University of Virginia Law Library).

Abstract:

"Provides encyclopedic yet concise coverage of research methods and resources using both free and commercial websites as well as printed publications. It has been thoroughly updated to provide coverage of WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, and other new resources. An introductory survey of research strategies is followed by chapters on the sources of U.S. law created by each branch of government, discussion of major secondary sources, and an overview of international and comparative law. Sample illustrations are included, and an appendix lists more than 500 major treatises and looseleaf services by subject."--Publisher.

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