Finding Legal Information - 1st Edition

Finding Legal Information

1st Edition

A Guide to Print and Electronic Sources

Authors: David Pester
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
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Table of Contents

Part 1 General and primary material: Primary and secondary material explained; Primary material; Secondary material; Legal research, using law libraries, law librarianship and teaching law; Information on the legal profession. Part 2 Topics: Introduction; The law, legal history and the legal system; Conflict of laws; Constitutional and administrative law; Human rights; Immigration law; Public revenue and taxation law; Employment and industrial relations law; Environmental law; Planning law; Internet and computer law; Criminal law; Civil procedure and the courts; Family law; Contract law; Tort; Equity and trusts; Property law; Landlord and tenant law; Intellectual property and media law; Wills, probate and the administration of estates; Company and partnership law; Business law; Consumer law; Banking and financial services; Insurance law; European law; International law; Appendix: Legal publishers and Internet bookshops.

Description

Given the vast amount of legal information available, it is sometimes very difficult - and certainly very time consuming - to know where to start looking for the specific information you require. This book, covering the most up-to-date information sources (printed and electronic), helps guide the reader towards the information they need. It is an accessible and easy-to-use directory of legal information sources for librarians, lawyers, students and anyone needing legal information. The book covers mainly British and European Union law and includes general material and the main subject areas, including online and internet sources. It also lists reference material, such as legal dictionaries and directories. The book is essentially a directory of information sources, with publishing details (including ISBN), and short comments where useful. Electronic sources are mentioned where relevant, with details of scope and any limitations of coverage.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive and up-to-date (covering electronic sources and important legal developments, including civil procedure and human rights)
  • Covers the massive expansion of information on the web and online services
  • Based on the author’s considerable experience – thus, he has gained a detailed and wide ranging understanding and appreciation of users’ needs and areas of interest

Readership

Academic and law librarians


Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781780630588
Paperback ISBN:
9781843340454

Reviews

Given the vast amount of legal information available, it is sometimes very difficult - and certainly very time consuming - to know where to start looking for the specific information you require. This book, covering the most up-to-date information sources (printed and electronic), helps guide the reader towards the information they need. It is an accessible and easy-to-use directory of legal information sources for librarians, lawyers, students and anyone needing legal information. The book covers mainly British and European Union law and includes general material and the main subject areas, including online and internet sources. It also lists reference material, such as legal dictionaries and directories. The book is essentially a directory of information sources, with publishing details (including ISBN), and short comments where useful. Electronic sources are mentioned where relevant, with details of scope and any limitations of coverage.


About the Authors

David Pester Author

David Pester, who has a law degree, has worked at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and House of Lords Library in London. He currently works at the London Metropolitan University library.

Affiliations and Expertise

London Metropolitan University library, UK