Finding and using legal resources effectively is an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers major Internet resources as well as online databases and library materials, with almost a hundred illustrations of print and online sources. Several hundred websites are discussed and placed in context for effective and productive use in research. Discussion includes coverage of legislative history, administrative law, specialized and interdisciplinary resources, and research in international and comparative law. Appendices list state research guides and treatises and services by subject.
Designed as a teaching tool for use by individuals or in legal research courses, this pocket-size guide (5x7.5<"> overviews print and electronic sources, presenting legal materials in the order in which they are often consulted by beginning researchers. Part I, on basic sources, covers essential secondary and primary sources in American law. Part II covers sources such as legislative history, administrative regulations, looseleaf services, and directories. Part III introduces research in international and foreign law. In this seventh edition, Internet resources are integrated throughout. Cohen is professor emeritus of law at Yale Law School. Olson teaches legal research at the University of Virginia School of Law. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)