The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected
books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject.
The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by
Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically
selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo
Web Site Links
Legal Advice and Aid
Can be searched by the legal term, the definition, or through an
A to Z index. The parent site,
owned by ALM, "anintegrated media company focused on the legal
and business communities."
- Everybody's Legal Glossary
Nolo Press, a publisher of do-it-yourself legal solutions, provides
this glossary (specialized dictionary) of legal terms.
Searchable by term of A to Z index. (Use the "For Legal
Professionals" tab to access some of these resources.)
A subject guide of Internet legal resources. Includes law schools,
Cases and Codes, Legal Practice Materials, resources by state, legal
associations, etc. Notice the tabs at the top of the
page 'For Public' and 'For Legal Professionals.'
Law Online -- Law Library of Congress
The Web site is an annotated guide to Internet sites on government and
law, including national and international law. This site has
an 'Ask a Librarian' button.
Villanova Legal Express
Villanova University School of Law hosts Legal Express covering legal
magazines and news ; law search portals ; subject guides ; general
references ; law schools and libraries, etc. The legal portal
page has an
extensive list of legal sites.
National Archives and Records Administration--Code of Federal
CFR can be searched by keyword or citation.
U.S. Supreme Court Opinions
Access is provided by FindLaw. Search by name, citation, or keywords.
USA.Gov Laws and Regulations = General Reference Resources
USA.gov - Government made easy Website for Federal Laws and
Regulations. Top of page tabs 'Focus for Citizens',
'Businesses and Non-Profits', 'Government Employees' and 'Visitors
to the U.S.' Has Search field in upper right-hand corner for
Ballot Pamphlets On-Line
Includes the ballot pamphlet texts, summaries, and arguments for
elections from 1996 to the present. Also includes a link to
the University of California Hastings College of Law database of
California ballot measures from 1911 to the present.
Courts : The Judicial Branch of California
The official Web site for the California Courts. This Web site includes slip opinions,
judicial council rules and forms, court calendars, job openings, etc.
Consists of 29 codes, covering various subject areas, the
Official California Legislative Information
Includes Bills, California Law, and Legislative Information.
California Law consists of 29 codes, covering various subject areas,
The state Constitution and Statutes.
Welcome to the Online Sources for California Code of Regulations
Official web site for the California Code of Regulations
Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County Law Library
Provides access to the online catalog for the L.A. Law Library and literally hundreds of
links to other Web sites that are law related such as California Legislative history, legal
forms, guides for various legal topics, etc.
Legal Advice and Aid
A resource for consumers seeking legal
advice. Voted by USA Today as "the most useful consumer
legal site". Provides general legal information in 100
legal topics. Also includes a section for legal forms.
This site sponsored by the CalJustice Advisory Committee and tries to
provide "low-income Californians with access to basic legal resources
and attorney information." It has topic headings such as
Housing, Immigration, Seniors, Native American Issues, Disability,
Consumer and Small Claims, Disability, etc. Click on a topic,
put in a zip code, and agencies are listed to help with these various
Public Law Library
This site organizes California legal resources for "persons who
choose to represent themselves in court without the help of an
attorney." It is available in several languages and has links
to self-help centers, law libraries, and an introduction to legal
The search for an attorney is through the West Legal Directory.
An attorney can be found by zip code or by type of practice.
The State Bar of California
This site can look up a California attorney and list the education and
if any disciplinary actions have been taken against the attorney.
The following books can be located in the
Rio Hondo College Library.
Legal research : how to find and understand the law.
Call number: Ref KF240.L417 2003
The United States government Internet manual
Call number: Ref JK421.A3x 2007
Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the
following Library of Congress subject headings:
Electronic government information
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
Researched and evaluated by:
A. Enright, Librarian 8/1998
last update: M. Carrillo,