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Research Guide: School Law

Finding Background Information

The library has many reference resources (dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, etc.) that will help you find background information on topics in School Law, Education and related fields.  Selected resources are listed below.  Look on the shelves near these books; there may be similar books nearby with helpful information.

  • Black's Law Dictionary - Main Level, Ask at Reference Desk
  • West's Encyclopedia of American Law - Main Level, Reference Table 10B: KF 154 .W47 1997
  • Deskbook Encyclopedia of American School Law - Main Level, Reference Shelves:  KF 4114 .D46 1997
  • The International Encyclopedia of Education - Main Level, Reference Shelves:  LB 15 .I569 1994
  • Encyclopedia of American Education - Main Level, Reference Shelves:  LB 17 .U54 1996

Finding Books

Online Catalogs: 

Use library online catalogs to find availability and location of books and other media:

Browse the Shelves:

Most of the books on School Law are located on the Upper Level of the library in the General Collection under the following call numbers: KF 4101-4257 [Educational Law-United States]; KFU 390-396 [Educational Law-Utah]; LC 71-120.4 [Education and the State].

Bibliographies: 

When you find a good book or article, check the bibliography to identify other books and articles on your subject.

Interlibrary Loan: 

If we do not own a particular book you need, we will borrow it for you from another library through Interlibrary Loan.


Finding Articles

Online Article Databases: 

Use Education article databases to find magazine and journal articles by subject or keyword.

Law Reviews: 

Use the following to find full text law review articles by subject or keyword:

Newspaper Databases: 

Use News article databases to find newspaper articles by subject or keyword.

Electronic Journals: 

The library also provides access to many electronic journals in Education and related fields.  All of these allow you to browse the table of contents of journal issues and many allow you to search all available issues by keyword.

Bibliographies: 

When you find a good book or article, check the bibliography to identify other books and articles on your subject.

Interlibrary Loan: 

If the article you need is not available in our library, we will obtain a copy of it for you from another library through Interlibrary Loan.


Finding the Law

Utah:

Other States:

Federal:

School Law Resources:

Updated December 30, 2008 . Please send comments to Wade Kotter
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