Fundamentals of Legal Research, Ninth Edition
Steven M. Barkan, Roy M. Mersky (deceased), and Donald J. Dunn (deceased), FUNDAMENTALS OF LEGAL RESEARCH, NINTH EDITION, Foundation Press, 2009
Posted: 12 Jun 2009
Date Written: June 12, 2009
A new edition of Fundamentals of Legal Research was published in June by Foundation Press (ISBN 978-1-59941-218-4). This classic textbook has been revised to include the latest research methods and resources. Fundamentals of Legal Research provides a comprehensive introduction and guide to all aspects of legal research, integrating traditional paper resources with Internet and other electronic resources. In addition to general chapters on federal and state court reports, statutes, digests, citators, secondary sources, and legal citation form, the Ninth Edition includes specialized chapters on research in administrative law, constitutional law, electronic sources, federal legislative histories, international and human rights law, tax law, and the United Kingdom. This edition includes a new chapter on legal writing, an updated glossary of research terms, and revised tables and appendixes. Because of its depth and breadth, Fundamentals of Legal Research is an excellent text for both beginning and advanced legal research classes. Legal Research Illustrated, Ninth Edition (ISBN 987-1-59941-335-8) is a soft-cover abridgment of Fundamentals of Legal Research. Not included in the abridgment are chapters on legal research in the United Kingdom and federal tax research that are included in Fundamentals of Legal Research. The abridgment also omits the extensive table of legal abbreviations and a discussion of legal research in the territories of the United States.
Both books are designed for use with Barkan, Mersky and Dunn's Assignments to Fundamentals of Legal Research, 9th and Legal Research Illustrated, 9th (edited by Mary Ann Nelson, University of Iowa Law Library), ISBN 978-1-59941-349-5.
Keywords: legal research, legal research textbook, advanced legal research, court reports, statutes, digests, citators, secondary sources, legal citation
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