Paralegal Information


Most of the Law books are in the REF K and K section of the library. Browse the Reference law section or do a subject search using the OPAC - Catalog to find books on your topic. Use the index or table of contents in the books to narrow your search. The following are some subject headings for possible searches:

Law Databases:

The legal databases are the most helpful for the legal assistant/paralegal students.  They include Proquest Criminal Justice Database,  Infotrac - LegaltracLexis Nexis - Legal,  Ebscohost - Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, & Regional Business News include general and business law articles,  and Westlaw which requires a password to access.

Select eResources  on the library's web page and click on the Social Sciences tab to see all of our current databases.  To access the databases click on the database name.


*FindLaw: Internet Legal Resources The best single starting point on the Web for doing legal research. Full text searchable database of all law reviews and journals on the Internet. Links to court decisions, government agencies, court forms, just about anything legal.

Guide to Law Online An annotated guide to online sources of information worldwide on government and law. It includes links to the most useful and reliable sites for legal information available for each of the world's nations. Prepared by the US Law Library of Congress for the Global Legal Information Network (GLIN).

Legal Ethics:

Ethics for the Paralegal links to ethics topics from NFPA- National Federation of Paralegal Association.

Using GPO Access:

GPO Access  Allows online search for full text information from over 70 databases, including the federal budget, congressional bills, the Congressional Record, Federal Register, GAO Reports, GILS records, Government Manual, congressional calendars, Public Laws, Unified Agenda and the United States Code.

Federal Register search page at GPO Access

Code of Federal Regulations National Archives and Records Administration

Law Periodicals & Reviews:

The FDTC libraries subscribes to the following publications:

Search Engine Strategies:

Google's Government Search

Google Advanced advanced search -Searching of PDFs is extremely important to legal researchers

Remote Access:

Remote access will provide access to the library's electronic collection that requires passwords.  Passwords will be sent electronically when requests are made  via the remote access link on the library's web page