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LAW-- SELECTED RESOURCES 

Keeley Library  May 5, 2000 
See also:
U.S. Constitutional Law
Framing the U.S. Constitution
Criminal Justice System

 BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT BUSINESS

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:  World Book, 2001 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.12.
 inEncyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v. 17.
Obrien, David M. "Law". v.12 Plucknett, T.F.T. "Law". v.17

LAW  BROWSING GUIDE 340's
See our guide,Finding Your Way in the Library, and our Library Floor Plan to locate books on the shelves.

340's     Law
341's     International law
342's     Constitutional and Administrative Law
343's     Military, Tax, Trade, Industrial Law
344's     Labor, Social, Education, Cultural Law
345's      Criminal Law
346's      Private Law
347's      Civil Procedure and Courts
348's      Law, Statutes, Regulations, Cases
349's      Law of Specific Jurisdictions and Cases

sailscat.gif (2318 bytes)To locate items in our library network, search our New WebCat™using the following subjects.
Law 
Commercial law 
Constitutions 
Courts 
Jurisprudence 
Justice 
Legislation 
Natural law 
Religion and law 
Science and law 
Civil law 
Comparative law 
Constitutional law 
Corporation law 
Law--History 
Jewish law 
Law schools
Roman law
Technology and law 
Administrative law 
Advertising laws 
Law and art 
Art--Protection
Copyright--Art 
Law and communism
Law and socialism 
Law and ethics 
Law and literature 
Obscenity (Law) 
Insanity--Jurisprudence 
Legal composition
Business law 
Law--Dictionaries 
Ecclesiastical law 
Mental health laws 
Law and ethics
Law and politics 
Religion and law 
Science and law 
Law and socialism 
Law and society 
Technology and law 
Law--Great Britain 
Law--United States 
Islamic law
Law enforcement 
Criminal investigation 
Peace officers
Law enforcement officers 
Police 
Criminal law 
Labor laws and legislation 
International law 
Maritime law 
Natural law 
Inheritance and succession
Legal secretaries
Law--Philosophy 
Law and ethics 
Press law 
Law reports, digests, etc.
Law--Canada--Digests
Law--Terminology
Law--Vocational guidance
Educational law and legislation 
Emigration and immigration law
Fishery law and legislation 
Interviewing in law enforcement 

SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

The call  number for each will bring you to the general area for that subject. Each type of book listed below is useful for a particular purpose. These kinds of resources exist for books in many different subject areas. As you use them, you will become more familiar with them, and will appreciate their value.
Resource Type: Selected Title Call Number
Bibliographic Guides
These resources lead you 
to other books and journals
Great Events from History Human Rights Series 
Law Books for Non-Law Libraries and Laymen
Ref. 341. 4810924 G786
Ref. 349.73016 M574
Dictionaries Dictionary of Selected Legal Terms and Maxims
Attorney's Pocket Dictionary
Legal Secretary's Encyclopedia Dictionary
Ref 340.03214 1979
Ref. 340.03 A885
Ref. 340.03 496 1977
Handbooks
These are usually 
one-volume works which
specialize in one area.
 

 

Supreme Court A-Z 
Constitutions of the World
Citizen's Guide toLegal Rights
Revised Ordinances of the City of Fall River
Selected General Laws for School Committees and School Personnel
Copyright handbook
Facts about the Supreme Court of the UNited States
REf. 347.732603 S959
Ref. 342.02 M179 1995
Ref. 345.73056 jC912
REf. 342.74485026 F194or
REf. 344.744071 M414G\ge 1988

Ref. 346.730482 J72
Ref. 347.7326 P123 1996

Encyclopedias American Justice
Magill's Legal Guide 
Crimes and Punishment  the Illustrated Crime Encyclopedia 
U.S. Court Cases
Courtroom Drama, 120 ofthe World's Most Notable Trials
Ref. 349.73 A512 1996
Ref 349.73 M194 2000
Ref. 364.03 C929 1994
Ref. 347.731 U84 1999
Ref. 347.07 C866 1998
Directories . REF. 
Almanacs/Atlases American Legal Almanac, Law in All States Ref. 349.73 R662 1979
Reprints Opposing Viewpoints Criminal Justice
SIRS Reprints Near Reference Desk:

Crime
Corrections
Alcohol 
Drugs 

REF. 345.7305 C931 1985
 

Ref. Desk  364.973 G929
Ref. Desk   365.973 C824
Ref. Desk  362/292 A354
Ref. Desk  363.45 D794

Primary Sources 
Reprints or extracts 
from primary sources, 
such as letters, 
newspaper articles, speeches, etc.
Microfiche
Bill of Rights in the Twentieth Century
Women's History
Youth, Law and Justice
Electing a President 1980

MF 323.4 B986
MFv 305.4 W872
MF 364.973 Y83
MF 324.9730927 E38
Biographies America's courtroom Celebrities SuperLawyers Ref. 340.0922 E92 1997

SIRS REPRINTED NEWS ARTICLES ON RELATED TOPICS  FROM THESE VOLUMES

Crime Alcohol Corrections Drug Abuse

PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
 As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases. You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab.

JACKDAWS:

These are document facsimiles kept near the Reference Desk. Most of the Jackdaws are about history topics, but these might be useful when studying about the background to literature. See the and links for a list of our Jackdaws topics.
The Making of the Constitution Black voting rights in the fight for equality Women's Rights in the UNited States

WEB SITES
  + MLIN database

  • Thrall's Law Resources
  • FindLaw
  • United States Code
  • U.S. Supreme Cour
  • Legislative Tracking System 
        Lets you track the progress of state legislation)
  • Elections(Info on Massachusetts)
  • Community profiles  (lCities and towns in MA
  • United Nations
  • General Laws of Massachusetts 
  • (Not the full version. User Needs to verify.
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    Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
    September, 1978  to  June, 2001