Law Research Guide
To Find legal cases, regulations, topics in law, terminology, history, theory, practice, government documents and law publications. Need more information? A librarian can help.
CoolCAT FDU library catalog contains information on primary and secondary legal publications found in print, electronic books,dvds ,videos, and in other materials available at Giovatto through our FDU Libraries. Choose Library Catalog from the FDU Library webpage for access.
Giovatto Library books are on the shelves in call number order using the Library of Congress classification system. For browsing in the collection see the general areas in law below
J Political Science
JX International law
K Law in general
KF United States law
KZ Law of nations
Find selective U.S. federal, national, and State of New Jersey print legal sets for instructional use. Located on the second floor of Giovatto Library.
Law encyclopedias and reference resources are starting points to get an overview of your topic. There are print and online general law resources. Choose Library Catalog from the FDU Library webpage for access.
Black’s law dictionary Giovatto(FDU)Ready Reference KF156 B53 2009
Gale encyclopedia of everyday law Giovatto(FDU)Reference KF387 G27 2013 v1-v2
West’s encyclopedia of American law Giovatto(FDU)Reference KF154 W47 2005 v1-v13 Merriam-Webster’s dictionary of law E-Book KF156 M472011eb
There are subject specific law publications
Sports law cases and materials.Ray Yasser.Giovatto(FDU)Stacks KF3989.A7 Y37 2011
Public wrongs private actions civil lawsuits to recover stolen assets E-Book K2205 P835 2015eb
To find published articles in law journals, magazines or newspapers, look for your topic in printed, or in computer indexes found in our FDU Online Library databases. FDU Library maintains a collection of subscription databases providing access to secondary and primary legal sources, choose FDU Online Library from the FDU Library webpage for access to databases listed below.
Article computer indexes covering law
Additional FDU Online Library databases covering law
Academic Search Premier
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
New Jersey Law Journal
Areas of specialization
Shepard’s citations LexisNexisAcademic
Law careers Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
Primary law WestlawNext LexisNexisAcademic
U.S. government structure U.S.Government Online
Legal forms Legal Information Reference Center
Legal news and current trends may be viewed in the following print titles through the Giovatto Periodicals department; The New York Times and The Record, among others. The New Jersey Law Journal is available in print at Florham library periodicals.
How to cite your sources Citation style guides are found by searching CoolCAT, FDU Library catalog. Ask your instructor which citation style you should use for your assignment. Choose Library Catalog from the FDU Library webpage for access.
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association Giovatto (FDU) Ready Reference BF76.7 P83 2010
The bluebook:a uniform system of citation. Ninth (9th) edition 2010 Giovatto (FDU) Reference KF245 B58
Searching non-FDU web resources through the open web
FDSys:Federal Digital System (GPO)
Comprehensive Federal Law website includes statutes, cases, regulatory sources and more.
Library of Congress Law Library
Congress established its law library in 1832; includes jurisdictions from all over the world.
United Nations Bibliographic Information System(UNBISNET)
Catalogue of United Nations(UN)documents and publications indexed by the UN Library.