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A leader in its field, Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies, Fifth Edition, offers consistently clear instruction and a building-block approach. Amy E. Sloan presents her subject in manageable parts that gradually build in complexity. Ideal as a course book or reference, this text offers flexibility and supports instruction in print and electronic research. A wealth of learning aids includes sample pages, examples, checklists, and summary charts. Exercises in the accompanying workbook provide more opportunities to test and apply legal research tools and strategies.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Legal Research||p. 1|
|Introduction to the legal system||p. 2|
|Introduction to the process of legal research||p. 9|
|Introduction to research planning||p. 13|
|Introduction to legal citation||p. 17|
|Overview of this text||p. 24|
|Generating Search Terms||p. 27|
|Generating search terms based on categories of information||p. 27|
|Expanding the initial search||p. 30|
|Prioritizing search terms||p. 31|
|Evaluating Search Options||p. 33|
|Introduction to search approaches||p. 33|
|Source-driven search process||p. 34|
|Content-driven search process||p. 37|
|Evaluating search options||p. 38|
|Secondary Source Research||p. 43|
|Introduction to secondary sources||p. 43|
|Researching secondary sources in print||p. 51|
|Researching secondary sources electronically||p. 61|
|Citing secondary sources||p. 68|
|Sample pages for secondary source research||p. 74|
|Checklist for secondary source research||p. 89|
|Case Research||p. 93|
|Introduction to cases||p. 93|
|Researching cases in print||p. 100|
|Researching cases electronically||p. 112|
|Citing cases||p. 124|
|Sample pages for case research||p. 126|
|Checklist for case research||p. 141|
|Research with Citators||p. 143|
|Introduction to citators||p. 143|
|Using Shepard's in Lexis for case research||p. 145|
|Using KeyCite in Westlaw for case research||p. 155|
|Choosing among citators||p. 164|
|Sample pages for case research with Shepard's and KeyCite||p. 166|
|Checklist for case research with citators||p. 170|
|Statutory Research||p. 173|
|Introduction to statutory law||p. 173|
|Researching statutes in print||p. 180|
|Researching statutes electronically||p. 191|
|Citing statutes||p. 204|
|Sample pages for statutory research||p. 206|
|Checklist for statutory research||p. 217|
|Federal Legislative History Research||p. 219|
|Introduction to federal legislative history||p. 219|
|Researching federal legislative history in print||p. 225|
|Researching federal legislative history electronically||p. 229|
|Citing federal legislative history||p. 236|
|Sample pages for federal legislative history research||p. 239|
|Checklist for federal legislative history research||p. 244|
|Federal Administrative Law Research||p. 247|
|Introduction to federal administrative law||p. 247|
|Researching federal regulations in print||p. 251|
|Researching federal regulations electronically||p. 253|
|Citing federal regulations||p. 261|
|Sample pages for federal administrative law research||p. 262|
|Checklist for federal administrative law research||p. 268|
|Electronic Legal Research||p. 271|
|Introduction to electronic legal research||p. 272|
|Effective word searching||p. 279|
|Additional electronic research resources||p. 291|
|Citing authority obtained from electronic legal research services||p. 293|
|Checklist for electronic legal research||p. 297|
|Developing a Research Plan||p. 299|
|Introduction to research planning||p. 299|
|Creating a research plan||p. 299|
|Finding help||p. 312|
|Sample research plans||p. 314|
|Research checklists||p. 319|
|Selected Internet Research Resources||p. 327|
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