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Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies, Revised, Eighth Edition

  • Amy E. Sloan
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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, Revised Eighth Edition breaks material into discrete, readily comprehensible parts. Ideal as a course book or reference, this text emphasizes online research, with targeted coverage of print materials. Its comprehensive coverage and self-contained chapters offer flexibility to fit a variety of course structures. 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 and to apply legal research tools and strategies.

New to the Revised Eighth Edition:
  • New coverage of Westlaw Precision
  • Coverage of the latest Shepard’s and KeyCite features
  • New material on use of generative AI for legal research
Benefits for instructors and students:
  • Clear, step-by-step instruction covering the basics of legal research
  • A building-block approach that breaks the material into discrete and comprehensible parts
  • 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
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