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ERIC Number: ED140819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Legal Literature Survey: A Bibliography for a Workshop on Unraveling Government and Legal Documents.
Shannon, Michael O.
This bibliography is an attempt to provide an introduction to the literature of law, and a guide for the librarian in the non-legal collection. It is selective, with emphasis on acquisition tools, bibliographies, organization manuals, and legal reference books, including guides to research, dictionaries, directories, and manuals for legal secretaries. Listed are some of the chief source books relating to constitutional law, legislation, court reports, digests, practice, encyclopedias, citators, form books, restatements, administrative law, and looseleaf services. Materials relating to the legislative process are treated more extensively. Some hornbooks, casebooks, and secretarial reference sources have been included for the small or specialized collection lacking the larger sets. To illustrate the organization of legal and specialized services, a section on taxation is treated more fully. A final section contains a potpourri of books that may be of interest to the layman, family man, and consumer. It is not intended to cover international or foreign law, comparative law, or law as practiced in the individual states. Also omitted is legal history. Highly recommended books are starred. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Prepared for the Annual Convention of the Special Libraries Association (New York City, N.Y., 1977)