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These orientation modules are focused on Legal Studies resources. For a general library orientation, please choose one of the location-based orientations on the library's Orientations page.
Here is a list of some of the most useful sources for legal studies.
Types of Sources
Legal Studies research materials can be described as
primary or secondary resources, and may be in print or electronic formats. Primary Sources
These are works that contain
the law itself. These include federal, state, and local codes, statutes, ordinances, regulations, and court decisions. Examples are:
U.S. Code Annotated
Code of Federal Regulations
North Carolina General Statutes Annotated
Tennessee Code Annotated
Library Catalog This link opens in a new window
Print resources are listed in the library catalog. Search by keyword, title, author, or subject.
This is a legal database that is only available to current South College Legal Studies students, who will receive logins from the School of Legal Studies.
These are works that are
about the law, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, textbooks, and journal articles. Examples include:
Black's Law Dictionary
Corpus Juris Secundum Law reviews
Tennessee Jurisprudence Search Engines
Credo Reference and Ebooks This link opens in a new window
Credo Reference contains multiple reference works on criminology & law, such as the Collins Dictionary of Law.
Legal Studies Subject Librarians