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About the Book

Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies

Seventh Edition

Amy E. Sloan
Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
University of Baltimore

2018. 352 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-9401-8. With Teacherís Manual.

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About the Book

This best-selling coursebook on legal research is known for its clear, step-by-step instruction in the basics. Using a building-block approach, Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies, Seventh Edition breaks material into discrete, readily comprehensible parts. Self-contained chapters on sources make the book flexible for any type of legal research course. Useful pedagogy throughout the text includes end-of-chapter checklists, clear examples, and summary charts. Helpful sample pages and examples of research sources guide students through the presentation, and an accompanying workbook provides exercises to test comprehension.

Hallmark features of Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies:

  • Clear, step-by-step instruction covering the basics of legal research
  • A building-block approach that breaks the material into discrete and comprehensible parts
  • Up to date coverage of Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law, as well as coverage of lower-cost and free resources
  • Self-contained chapters on research sources that make the book adaptable to any type of legal research course
  • End-of-chapter checklists, numerous examples, and summary charts that aid in understanding, retention, and review
  • Updated sample pages, screen shots, and references to research sources
  • Teacherís Manual
  • PowerPoint slides

Thoroughly updated, the Seventh Edition presents:

  • Completely revised material throughout, providing thorough instruction in the latest features and functions of the main research platforms.
  • Flexible organization accommodates any approach to instruction in print and online research, including instruction focused exclusively on online sources.
  • Increased coverage of free and low-cost sources of information.
  • Brief, online presentations supplement text examples and bring them to life.