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Paralegal Resource Guide

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 Databases
 HeinOnline Tutorials and Guides
 Journals
 Books

The following books are recommended:

Reference (3 hours in-library use only):

Print:

eBooks (English):

eBooks (Spanish):

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 Websites

The following websites and career blogs are recommended:

General:

  • Court Listener – Free legal research website containing millions of legal opinions from federal and state courts.
  • Digital Public Library of America eBooks – Original DPLA publications including the Mueller Report and The Impeachment Papers.
  • FindLaw – Free legal news, information, and resources.
  • Introduction to Basic Legal Citation – Online guide to legal citation formats provided in The Bluebook, the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, and The Supreme Court’s Style Guide.
  • Legal Information Institute – Online publishing of law, law literacy materials, and technology to find law.
  • Martindale.com – Networking and portfolio website used to connect lawyers and buyers of legal services.
  • NOLO Legal Articles – Free articles on everyday legal topics, including accident and injury, bankruptcy, immigration, and more.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Paralegals and Legal Assistants  - Employment information and outlook for legal assistants and paralegals from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
  • Oyez A free law project from Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (LII), Justia, and Chicago-Kent College of Law devoted to making the Supreme Court of the United States accessible to everyone.
  • Paralegal Today – Online journal for paralegal professionals.
  • U.S. Federal and State Courts – International Legal Research Group’s collection of legal forms and documents.
  • WashLaw Web – Federal and state court documents and research. (As of June 1, 2019 WashLaw is no longer being updated)

Michigan:

Professional Association Websites:

Paralegal Career Blogs: 

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 Legal Citation

The following legal citations are recommended:

  • APA Style Introduction – Purdue OWL’s introduction to APA formatting and style.
  • Basic Legal Citation – Online guide to legal citation formats provided in The Bluebook, the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, and The Supreme Court’s Style Guide.
  • Bluebook – University of Akron Law School’s resources for using The Blue Book legal citation.
  • General APA Guidelines – Purdue OWL’s APA page including example citations and references and general paper formatting.
  • Michigan Appellate Opinion Manual – Michigan Supreme Court’s style guide for appellate opinions.

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 Paralegal Program at Madonna University


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