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LexisNexis Academic | Torts | Landlord/Tenant Law | Employment Law | Consumer Law | Family Law | Ohio Form Books | Ohio Revised Code | Ohio Administrative Code | Ohio Municipal Codes | Legal Encyclopedias | Federal Legislative Information | Federal Government Branches | Ohio Supreme Court | United States Supreme Court |

OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS:
Off-Campus Access to databases is through the myLakeland portal
Notice to Community Users: Lakelandís Library does NOT provide

  • Blank legal forms which can be filled out.
  • Samples of legal forms or pleadings already filled out to be used as examples.
  • Assistance with selecting or filling out any forms or writing any legal documents.
  • Advice as to the procedure for filing or responding to any legal action.
  • Advice about dates of Statutes of Limitations or deadlines in any specific case.
  • Advice on how to proceed in any legal action, whether in court or transactional (i.e., preparing a will, incorporating a business, etc.)

    Lakelandís reference librarians have no legal training and are not permitted to discuss legal matters with patrons. They will direct you to the location of the books and materials in the Library. They will not help you select specific forms, statutes, or cases in preparing your action, nor will they render any type of legal advice or suggestions.
    For legal advice, you must contact an attorney. There are resources online and in the telephone book to help you find an attorney. Legal Aid societies and local Bar Associations have Attorney Referral Services to assist you. Go to http://www.lcba-ohio.org for the Lake County Bar Association website.
    LexisNexis Academic Legal Database

    LexisNexis Academic if connecting from off-campus, you must go through link to Off Campus Access (above)

    Access United States Federal & State Cases and Codes , as well as law review articles, Canadian Court Cases and Legislation, European Union, Commonwealth and Foreign Nations Law, Tax Law, Patent Law and Shepardizing.


    Legal Databases

    Legal Collection an Ebsco database that indexes and provides abstracts as well as full text articles on both legal and law enforcement topics.

    Academic Search Complete is a mult-disciplinary database that provides access to information in both popular and academic formats.

    Electronic Journal Center is a good source for scholarly articles relating to Law.


    Torts

    Books on Torts
    Lakeland's print resources include circulating and non-circulating books (Reference books). Of special importance are the "Nutshell" series of books which include overviews on specific law topics. These are great reference books that can give you a general framework for the topic at hand. Click the link above to see if there is a "Nutshell" book on your topic.


    Landlord/Tenant Law

    Books on Landlord/Tenant
    Lakeland's print resources include circulating and non-circulating books (Reference books). Of special importance are the "Nutshell" series of books which include overviews on specific law topics. These are great reference books that can give you a general framework for the topic at hand. Click the link above to see if there is a "Nutshell" book on your topic.


    Employment Law

    Books on Employment Law
    Lakeland's print resources include circulating and non-circulating books (Reference books). Of special importance are the "Nutshell" series of books which include overviews on specific law topics. These are great reference books that can give you a general framework for the topic at hand. Click the link above to see if there is a "Nutshell" book on your topic.


    Consumer Law

    Books on Consumer Law
    Lakeland's print resources include circulating and non-circulating books (Reference books). Of special importance are the "Nutshell" series of books which include overviews on specific law topics. These are great reference books that can give you a general framework for the topic at hand. Click the link above to see if there is a "Nutshell" book on your topic.


    Family Law

    Books on Family Law

    Lakeland's print resources include circulating and non-circulating books (Reference books). Of special importance are the "Nutshell" series of books which include overviews on specific law topics. These are great reference books that can give you a general framework for the topic at hand. Click the link above to see if there is a "Nutshell" book on your topic.


    Ohio Legal Form Books

    Ohio Legal Form Books Provide sample forms to be used as a guide.


    Ohio Revised Code & Administrative Code
    LawWriter Ohio Law and Rules
    (http://codes.ohio.gov/)
    Website for Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code, provided by LAWriter.

    Lakeland Print Resource for the Ohio Revised Code
    Page's Ohio Revised Code Annotated
    Searchable by paper index.

    Lakeland Print Resource for the Ohio Administrative Code.
    Ohio Administrative Code
    Searchable by paper index


    Ohio Municipal Codes

    Conway Greene
    (www.conwaygreene.com)

    Website for selected municipal codes in Ohio. Created by Conway Greene, an online information company.


    Legal Encyclopedia - Federal & States

    Lakeland Print Resources American Jurisprudence 3rd

    "American jurisprudence : a modern comprehensive text statement of American law, State and Federal"


    Legal Encyclopedia - Ohio

    Lakeland Print Resources Ohio Jurisprudence 3rd

    Legal encyclopedia, searchable by paper index


    Legislative Information: US House & Senate

    "In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress"


    United States Code


    Government Printing Office

    "The U.S. Government Printing Office disseminates official information from all three branches of the Federal Government."


    Supreme Court of Ohio

    Website for the Ohio Supreme Court with rulings, legal resources, structure of the Ohio Court system, etc.


    United States Supreme Court

    Website for the United States Supreme Court with opinions, dockets, court rules, etc.


    LEGAL WEBSITES

  • American Bar Association
    (http://www.abanet.org/labor)
  • Findlaw.com
    (http://www.findlaw.com)
  • Lake County Law Library
    (http://www.lakecountyohio.org/lawlibrary)
  • Lake County, Ohio Clerk of Courts Downloadable Forms Page
    (http://www.lakecountyohio.gov/coc/Downloads/tabid/143/Default.aspx)
  • Martindale.com
    (http://www.martindale.com)
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service
    (http://www.ncjrs.gov/)
  • Ohio Civil Rights Commission
    (http://crc.ohio.gov)
  • Ohio Consumers
    (http://www.ohioconsumers.org)
  • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
    (http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouc)
  • Ohio Ethics Commission
    (http://www.ethics.ohio.gov/OhioEthicsLaw.html)
  • Ohio Legal Services
    (http://www.ohiolegalservices.org/OSLSA/PublicWeb/Library/Index/1390000)
  • Tenant Rights - Ohio
    (www.hud.gov/local/oh/renting/tenantrights.cfm)
  • US Consumer Product Safety Commission
    (http://www.cpsc.gov)
  • US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    (http://www.eeoc.gov)
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
    (http://www.epa.gov)
  • US Food and Drug Administration
    (http://www.fda.org)

  • Lakeland Community College Library
    440.525.7424 (Circulation) | 440.525.7425 (Reference)
    lakelandlibrary@lakelandcc.edu