Legal Reference for Librarians

Legal Reference for Librarians

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In recent years the number of Americans who have decided to handle their own legal affairs without the help of a lawyer has skyrocketed. Ranging from people writing their own wills or drafting a contract to those trying to represent themselves in court, theya€™re going to public and academic libraries for answers. As both an attorney and a librarian, Healya€™s background makes him uniquely qualified to advise library staff on providing users with the legal information they seek, and in this handbook, he Provides a concise orientation on legal research, including strategies for finding information quickly and a handpicked compendium of the best resources Offers guidance on how to provide advice on legal research while steering clear of liability Covers federal legal reference as well as all 50 states, with a comprehensive list of web-based legal resources Library staff can provide valuable and ethical legal reference guidance with the practical guidance in this book.One the legal side, it provides access to case law, federal and state statutes, and a limited version of the Sheparda#39;s citator tool ... The sites they have created have tended to be aimed at both legal practitioners and the general public. ... For a while the site offered credit card access to more advanced Lexis features, but that option has since been rescinded. ... by offering a much cheaper research product , albeit without the bells and whistles (mainly, the sophisticated finding and analysisanbsp;...

Title:Legal Reference for Librarians
Author: Paul D. Healey
Publisher:American Library Association - 2014

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