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Full text of news and legal sources, as well as company and industry data.
Sources include newspapers, wire services, magazines, SEC filings, law cases, state and federal codes, law review journals, and reference works. Limited coverage of health administration news.
LexisNexis Academic (previous platform) is no longer accessible, as of December 2018.
Westlaw Campus access will cease on July 31, 2023.
A UCF Tech Fee proposal has been approved to provide 12 months of campus-wide access to Westlaw Campus. No funds have been identified for extending the Westlaw Campus access beyond 12 months. See Nexis Uni for other access to legal materials currently and beyond July 31, 2023.
Call Number: UCF Main Library Reference -- KF154.A42
"American Jurisprudence, 2nd Edition, is an encyclopedic text of both procedural and substantive American law, state, federal, criminal, civil and procedural. Consisting of over 430 topic headings (titles), Am Jur 2d articles collect, examine, and summarize the broad principles of American law and, at the same time, provide direct leads to supporting cases, related annotations, forms, proofs, and trial techniques."
Start with legal encyclopedias for explanations about general principles of law and appropriate references to statutes and cases:
C.J.S. - Corpus Juris Secundum
Call Number: UCF Main Library Reference -- KF 65 .L8
"A free, informative seven-page online guide to help non-lawyers find legal rules that can resolve or prevent conflict. Avoiding jargon throughout, the booklet covers the basic steps in legal research. It also describes basic sources of legal information, giving examples of legal encyclopedias, treatises, articles, codes, reporters, and digests."
"meant to help public librarians understand the process of legal research, effectively develop and use the information located within their libraries, utilize information located outside their libraries, with the end goal of helping the patron locate the legal information they need."