Legal research in a nutshell

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Thomson/West, Jul 1, 2003 - Law - 478 pages
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Serving as both a text for beginning law students and a reference for experienced researchers, Legal Research in a Nutshell provides an overview of basic research methods. The expert authors discuss case law, statutes, secondary sources, and other research tools; they also analyze resources in more specialized areas, such as legislative history and administrative law. Completely updated with dozens of new Web addresses and 20 percent more illustrations of print and electronic sources, this comprehensive guide explains the investigative process using online databases, CD-ROM, and Internet resources, including free and commercial internet sites. Discussion also includes international and comparative law materials, as well as business and interdisciplinary research.

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User Review  - Christa - Goodreads

Had to read this for class. Very comprehensive and detailed information for anyone doing legal research and archiving. However, it works best if the organization or library has Westlaw or LexisNexus databases to help navigate your search. Read full review


The Research Process
Background and Analysis
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