Basic legal research : tools and strategies /

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Author / Creator:Sloan, Amy E., 1964- author.
Edition:Sixth edition.
Imprint:New York : Wolters Kluwer, [2015]
Description:xxvii, 347 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm.
Language:English
Series:Aspen coursebook series
Aspen coursebook series.
Subject:Legal research -- United States.
Legal research.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10397687
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ISBN:9781454850403
145485040X
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-321) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction to Legal Research
  • A. Introduction to the legal system
  • B. Introduction to the process of legal research
  • C. Introduction to research planning
  • D. Introduction to legal citation
  • E. Overview of this text
  • 2. Generating Search Terms
  • A. Generating search terms based on categories of information
  • B. Expanding the initial search
  • C. Prioritizing search terms
  • 3. Evaluating Search Options
  • A. Introduction to search approaches
  • B. Source-driven search process
  • C. Content-driven search process
  • D. Evaluating search options
  • 4. Secondary Source Research
  • A. Introduction to secondary sources
  • B. Researching secondary sources in print
  • C. Researching secondary sources electronically
  • D. Citing secondary sources
  • E. Sample pages for secondary source research
  • F. Checklist for secondary source research
  • 5. Case Research
  • A. Introduction to cases
  • B. Researching cases in print
  • C. Researching cases electronically
  • D. Citing cases
  • E. Sample pages for case research
  • F. Checklist for case research
  • 6. Research with Citators
  • A. Introduction to citators
  • B. Using Shepard's in Lexis Advance for case research
  • C. Using KeyCite in Westlaw Next for case research
  • D. Choosing among citators
  • E. Sample pages for case research with Shepard's and KeyCite
  • F. Checklist for case research with citators
  • 7. Statutory Research
  • A. Introduction to statutory law
  • B. Researching statutes in print
  • C. Researching statutes electronically
  • D. Citing statutes
  • E. Sample pages for statutory research
  • F. Checklist for statutory research
  • 8. Federal legislative History Research
  • A. Introduction to federal legislative history
  • B. Researching federal legislative history in print
  • C. Researching federal legislative history electronically
  • D. Citing federal legislative history
  • E. Sample pages for federal legislative history research
  • F. Checklist for federal legislative history research
  • 9. Federal Administrative Law Research
  • A. Introduction to federal administrative law
  • B. Researching federal regulations in print
  • C. Researching federal regulations electronically
  • D. Citing federal regulations
  • E. Sample pages for federal administrative law research
  • F. Checklist for federal administrative law research
  • 10. Electronic Legal Research
  • A. Introduction to electronic legal research
  • B. Effective word searching
  • C. Additional electronic research resources
  • D. Citing authority obtained from electronic legal research services
  • E. Checklist for electronic legal research
  • 11. Developing a Research Plan
  • A. Introduction to research planning
  • B. Creating a research plan
  • C. Finding help
  • D. Sample research plans
  • E. Research checklists
  • Appendix A. Selected Internet Research Resources
  • Index