As there is no law school at JSU, the library law collection is mainly for curriculum support. Resources for business law, communication law, criminal law, correction law, education law, emergency management, health care law, tax law and other essential resources are priorities. The following list provides LAW related and interdisciplinary databases (ID may require for access). For more databases from the Library, please click here.
Periodical = Serial = a publication that comes out regularly (weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.) that uses a numbering system that is intended to continue indefinitely. Magazines, journals and newspapers are all referred to as periodicals or serials. JSU students and faculty can connect to EBSCOhost Searching: Library Publications for a list of online periodicals.
Scholarly Journals are academic periodicals that publish on a regular schedule (monthly, quarterly, etc.). They offer original scholarship and reviews written by expert scholars. Most include long articles with footnotes and/or bibliographies.
General magazines have essays, editorials, and news written by journalists for non-experts with photos, cartoons, sidebars, usually sources are not cited. They are good for basic information, news, opinions about public policies, etc.
are collections of articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers. Use databases to search hundreds of different publications to find articles on your topic. A list of library databases can be accessed here.
Books available for borrowing by students and faculty members. They are shelved on the stacks on 10th Floor of the library under under Call Number K. Reference books are in-library use only. Special permission may be needed for checking out print reference books. To view a list of reference books, please click here. JSU library also provides access to electronic books. ID may require for off-campus accessing these e-books.
JSU students and employees can use ALLIES cooperative service, which allow them to walk into a participating library and check out materials using a photo ID or to place online requests and/or check out items from any of the ALLIES libraries (Auburn University, Auburn University at Montgomery, and the University of Alabama).
Microforms (mainly microfiches and microfilms) are located on 10th floor. They are in-library use only. Microforms can be viewed and printed out by using the microform reader machines (located on 2nd floor).
Most government documents for law are located on 10th floor under call number K. They are integrated into the regular agricultural collection. Some pamphlets can be found in the Vertical File cabinets on 2nd floor under SuDoc Classification System. For more information on government documents, please click here.
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Nolo Legal Topics: thousands of up-to-date articles on everyday legal topics.
Nolo's free Dictionary of Law Terms and Legal Definitions: Plain English definitions for legal terms.
LawHelp.org: provides referrals to local legal aid, basic information about legal rights, court forms, self-help information, court information, and etc.
Municode Library: county, city, or village charters and ordinances.
Family Law in the 50 States: Summarize basic law in each state by topic, including custody, alimony and grounds for divorce from ABA.
ILRG Legal Forms Archive: 2,000+ free legal forms.