These handouts will help you understand how to use particular legal resources in their print formats:
To find books, audio/visual materials, or print periodicals on your topic, conduct a keyword or subject search in the Library Catalog.
Try synonyms and related terms:
laws OR legal system
plaintiff OR claimant
death penalty OR capital punishment
From the information you find in the Catalog, be sure to note:
To become more familiar with finding materials in the Library's print collection, here's a guide to using Library of Congress call numbers:
Click on the links below to search for articles from periodicals (magazines, journals, newspapers, etc.) and for information from electronic books and multimedia resources. From off-campus, you will need to enter the barcode number from the back of your AACC photo ID or Truxal Library card.
Westlaw Next (ON CAMPUS ONLY)
Includes federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, and legislative materials (like Maryland Annotated Code and COMAR), as well as encyclopedias (like AmJur and ALR), selected law reviews, legal guides, and famous law-related documents
Criminal Justice Periodicals
Articles from hundreds of criminal justice periodicals, as well as studies, reviews, digests, and bulletins
InfoTrac War & Terrorism Collection
Periodical titles like Social Justice, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, Army Lawyer, Airforce Law Review, and more
Over 20,000 electronic books covering many subjects, including a a number of titles dealing with legal topics
EBSCO eBook Collection
Nearly 50,000 electronic books, covering all academic disciplines
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference titles include West's Encyclopedia of American Law and Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
Electronic book titles like The Religion Guarantees: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution, Understanding Disability: Inclusion, Access, Diversity, and Civil Rights, and more
Reference book titles like Great American Court Cases, Collins Dictionary of Law, World of Criminal Justice, and more
Academic Video Online
Commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries about law and criminal justice topics
Cengage Gale LegalForms
Maryland legal forms
Find these materials in the Reference Section of Truxal Library:
From off campus, you will need to enter the barcode number from the back of your AACC photo ID or Truxal Library card to access these eBooks:
MLA-style and APA-style guidelines change over time, especially for citing sources accessed electronically. For the most up-to-date information about how to cite sources correctly, visit these pages:
Using a citation generator from a database or website?
Doublecheck to be sure the generator has used the newest rules.
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