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, legislative materials (like Maryland Annotated Code and COMAR), encyclopedias (like AmJur and ALR), selected law reviews, legal guides, and famous law-related documents
JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections
Full text of The Columbia Law Review, The University of Chicago Law Review, Socialist Lawyer, and more
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, Air Force Law Review, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, and more
Includes thousands of books about legal topics
EBSCO eBook Collection
Includes thousands of titles about legal topics
Reference book titles like Dictionary of Law, Dictionary of Legal Terms, Great American Court Cases, and more
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference titles include Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, Encyclopedia of Law and Society
Academic Video Online
Commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries about law and criminal justice topics
Gale Legal Forms
Maryland legal forms
NOT ENOUGH INFO? Try our multi-disciplinary databases:
Academic OneFile and Academic Search Premier
NO FULL TEXT AVAILABLE?
HAVE ONLY AN ARTICLE'S ABSTRACT OR JUST A CITATION?
Use the library's Finding Articles from Citations page, which is part of the Finding Materials from Citations Guide.
For assistance, contact the reference desk at 410-777-2456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find these materials in the Reference Section of Truxal Library:
More ways to get help:
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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