|Law Dictionaries & Encyclopedias||Education Law Reference Books||Case Law||US Cases||State Cases|
|Education & legal Databases||Online Legal Resources||Citation Style||World Wide Web|
The purpose of this course research guide is to acquaint you with some of the
resources in the University Library and on the World Wide Web useful for your
research. Should you have questions, stop by the Reference Desk on the first
floor. You may also call the Reference Desk at (334) 229-4110 during the hours
the Library is open.
Law Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Black's Law Dictionary
Main Reference Desk: KF 156 .B53 1999
West's Encyclopedia of American Law
Main Reference: KF154 .W47 1998
American Jurisprudence 2d (Am. Jur. 2d)
|Corpus Juris Secundum Ref. KF 382 .C65||Burton’s Legal Thesaurus Ref. KF 156. B 856 1998|
Education Law Reference Books
American Public School Law
Ref. KF 4118 .A392 2001
Deskbook Encyclopedia of American School Law
Ref. KF 4116 .D46 2003
Education and the Law: A Dictionary
Ref.KF 4117 .T39 1996
Public School Law: Teachers' and Students' Rights Ref. KF4119 .M38 1998
U.S. Supreme Court Education Cases Ref. KF 4110.3 .U55
||Education and the Legal System: A Guide to Understanding the Law Ref. KF 4118 .L66 2004|
|Major Acts of Congress Ref. KF 154. M35 2004|
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To expand your research to books not located in the Library HORNetCat or online in NetLibrary you may request other books through Interlibrary Loan or check them out from libraries in the Montgomery Higher Education Consortium.
Before searching for United States cases, it's a good idea to understand the federal court system. These three Web sites provide information on the different federal courts.
the Federal Courts
• Law Library of Congress: US Judiciary: The Federal Court System & Decisions
• The Federal Judiciary: US Courts
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|LexisNexis' Legal Research: Federal Case Law (ASU)||FindLaw: Cases and Codes: Supreme Court Opinions, 1893 - present|
|WestLaw Campus (ASU)||Supreme Court Reporter Ref. KF 101 .S94|
|Supreme Court Opinions: Slip Opinions 2000-Present||Supreme Court Collections : Supreme Court Decisions 1990-present|
U.S Supreme Court Reports Ref. KF 127.U5 2nd Series
Federal Reporter (Circuit Courts of Appeal)
Federal Supplement (District Courts) Ref.KF 105 .F45 2d Ser& 3d Series
|LexisNexis' Legal Research: State Case Law (ASU)||Southern Reporter Ref. KF 135 S18S 75 1st & 2nd Series|
|WestLaw (ASU)||Alabama Reporter Ref. KFA 47 A32|
|Alabama Reports Ref. KFA 45 A19||Alabama Appellate Court Reports Ref. KFA 48 .A24|
|Alabama Judicial System Online|
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Education & legal Databases
LexisNexis's Academic Universe: Legal Research
One of the most powerful of the commercial legal resource services, with complete access to federal and state case law and codes.
Provides access to legal resources such as cases, statutes, regulations and references. References include encyclopedias, research guides, famous documents, and preparation for law school.
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,000 scholarly publications, including more than 3,100 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 7,373 journals in the collection
Wilson Education Full Text (ASU)
Education Full Text is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles. Books relating to education published in 1995 or later are also indexed. Abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. Full-text coverage begins in January 1996.
Back to 1800; does not include the last 3-5 years; full text, searchable back files of 139 core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences.
Contains citations for dissertations starting with 1861 on, abstracts for dissertations from 1980 on, abstracts for master's theses from 1988 on, and full-text access to dissertations (via PDF) from 1997 to the present
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Online Legal Resources
|Findlaw Internet Legal Resource||Heiros Gamos Legal Research Center|
|U.S. Federal Court's Home Page||Lectric Law Library Lexicon-Dictionary|
|Nolo Press||Duhaime's Law Dictionary|
|Internet Legal Resource Guide||Law Dictionary|
|Cornell: Education law Resources||School Law|
Federal and state governments publish a plethora of information on many topics.
Although the University Library is not a depository for government documents,
you can request documents through Interlibrary
Loan.You may also visit the library
at Auburn University Montgomery, which is a governmnet depository
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You will use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association to cite your sources. A copy of the Manual is available at the Reference Desk on the first floor of the Library.
|APA Style Quick Reference||APA Style|
|Introduction to Basic Legal Citation|
World Wide Web
The World Wide Web is an outstanding but often bewildering source of information. Not everything you find will be authoritative, accurate, and valid. Try searching one of these databases to find more reliable Web sites
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