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Finding the Answers to Legal Questions
Tucker, Virginia, 1953- author.
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman, 2018.

Physical Description:
xxiv, 232 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"This timely, clearly organized, and easy-to-use resource is an ideal text for LIS students preparing for careers as librarians. It provides an overview of the basic structure of the U.S. legal system; how-to instructions for finding primary law in print sources, free websites and pay-for-view databases; information on how to evaluate the trustworthiness of online and print resources; tips for conducting a legal reference interview; and guidance for handling common legal questions, such as lawsuits, family law, landlord-tenant disputes, and wills"--
The structure of the legal system in the United States -- Secondary sources and practice materials -- Federal primary sources -- State and local primary sources -- Legal research basics -- Resources beyond the public library -- Lawsuits -- Family law -- Landlord-tenant -- Wills, estate planning, and probate -- Debts, collections, and credit -- Bankruptcy -- Employment and unemployment -- Criminal law -- What's online, what's not, and when to use what -- Evaluating the trustworthiness of websites and self-help law books -- Creating a library webpage and basic legal collection.
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