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Free and Low Cost Resources for Legal Research: Book Research
When you don't have access to Westlaw or Lexis, use these free or low cost resources for legal research
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In a law firm setting, take the time to familiarize yourself with the firm's library
It's likely it won't be what you think of as a library--it might just be a dictionary and a practice guide on a shelf somewhere.
Large law firms have more traditional libraries. There might even be a law librarian.
If your firm has a librarian, make friends with her or him.
Books have indexes--look up the same search terms you would use online in the index.
Books have tables of contents--use the table of contents to familiarize yourself with an area of law.
If you have a summer job or externship, familiarize yourself with the major books and practice guides in the firm's practice area. Talk to one of the Pace Law reference librarians--we can help you.
Pace Law School alumni have lifetime access to the Pace Law Library. Come in to use not only books, but a wide variety of legal databases, including the public access version of Lexis.
General (Book) Resources
These are some general resources. Keep in mind that there are treatises and deskbooks for every area of law--find these in a library catalog, or ask a reference librarian.
American Jurisprudence 2d
Call Number: KF154 .A42
General legal encyclopedia
McKinney's Consolidated Laws of New York
Call Number: KFN5030 .A45
Annotated New York statutes from Thomson Reuters.
Call Number: KFN5068 .W48
Forms for New York from Thomson Reuters.
New York Consolidated Laws Service
Call Number: KFN5030 .A46
Annotated New York statutes incorporating forms from Lexis.
New York Forms
Call Number: KFN5068 .N4
Practice oriented legal and business forms.
New York Jurisprudence 2d
Call Number: KFN5065 .N48 1979
New York legal encyclopedia.
New York Lawyer's Deskbook
New York State Bar Assn.
Call Number: KFN5081 .N485
Consists of 27 chapters, each covering a different area of practice. Each chapter is intended as a starting point for new practitioners or for practitioners who may not have previously encountered a particular subject area.
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