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  • California Legal Research: Judicial Law | Oviatt Library
    of Cal Jur III sections 36 40 By checking section 36 of the Law Enforcement volume you will find a summary of the law with citations to Deering s California Codes and relevant California cases See Case Approach section below to find out how to interpret the citation and find the case Digest West s California Digest 2nd Floor 2 Ref KFC 57 W42 not currently received http suncat csun edu record b1394258 A comprehensive topical index to cases organized by legal topics which includes multi volume subject indexes vols 45 47 and a table of cases by name Citations lead to the appropriate case reporter series which is where you can read the judge s opinion of the case See the citation example under Case Approach below Example You need citations to cases dealing with the circumstances by which police officers may be suspended or dismissed In the Descriptive Word Index vols 45 47 under POLICE you find POLICE SUSPENSION Mun Corp 185 Mun Corp Municipal Corporations volume of West s California Digest 2nd and 185 is the section number of that volume By checking section 185 of the Municipal Corporations volume you will find case names summaries of decisions and citations as shown below See Case Approach section below to find out how to interpret the citation and find the case Case Approach If you know the name of a specific California case consult the table of cases volume of West s California Digest 2nd ref KFC 57 W42 2nd floor not currently received to locate the citations See also LexisNexis Academic http library csun edu restricted lexis scr Legal Citation Format Marino v City of Los Angeles 110 Cal Rept 45 34 C A 3rd 461 Legal citations begin with the name of the case then a list of one or more case reporting services that included the court s decision on the case The case reporting service information is always formatted with the volume of the service first then an abbreviation for the name of the reporting service then the page where the opinion begins So in the citation above Marino v City of Los Angeles is the name of the case Abbreviations of case reporting services are listed in Bieber s Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations ref KF246 B46 2001 Ref Rm Cal Rept is an abbreviation for the West s California Reporter and C A 3rd stands for California Reports 3rd series So the first case reporting service reference for Marino v City of Los Angeles is to volume 110 of West s California Reporter beginning on page 45 and the second is to volume 34 of California Reports 3rd series beginning on page 461 Of these Oviatt Library owns West s California Reporter in print format and the other is available via Lexis Nexis Decisions West s California Reporter ref KFC 50 W42 2nd floor Includes opinions summaries and headnotes from cases decided in the California Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court

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  • California Legal Research: Administrative Law | Oviatt Library
    Curriculum Center Government Documents Reserves Periodicals and Microform Reference About Mission Vision and Values Visitor Information Personnel Departments Strategic Planning Library History and Facts Building and Floor Maps Policies WASC Information Ask a Librarian Live Chat 24 7 Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists California Legal Research Administrative Law Overview California Constitution Locating the Law Legislative Law Judicial Law Administrative Law Other Sources Barclay s Official California Code of Regulations Floor 2 Ref KFC 780 A35 Formerly known as the California Administrative Code Contains the regulations and proclamations issued by the various State agencies in California The California Code of Regulations C C R is arranged by subject into 26 major sections or titles e g Title 5 is Education and is updated weekly Consult the subject index or if a relevant Code section is known use the Statutes to Regulations Table Note Title 24 the building code is not included since it is copyrighted and published by the ICBO International Conference of Building Officials as the California Building Code Floor 2 Ref KFC 424 A43C Internet Access The C C R can be accessed from the Office of Administrative Law s web site http www oal ca gov

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  • California Legal Research: Other Sources | Oviatt Library
    includes current indexing and abstracts from nearly 900 political science journals published from 1989 Index to Legal Periodicals 1926 2000 Not currently received Floor 2 Ref K3 A1I5 Covers 280 legal journals published in the U S Canada United Kingdom and other Common Law countries In addition to the subject index each issue provides a table of cases commented upon and a section of book review citations arranged by author PAIS International in Print 1915 2000 Not Currently received Ref Room Z7163 P92 Subject index to selected books pamphlets government documents and periodical articles Economics sociology public administration and international relations are emphasized Other Periodical Indexes If your research has legal ramifications for a particular subject area you will probably be able to find periodical articles written about that case legislation etc cited in a subject specific periodical index For example articles about de facto segregation may be found in education journals Therefore a search of ERIC may be appropriate Often general newspaper and magazine indexes can be searched as well Ask a reference librarian for a recommendation Locating Periodicals If the full text of the article is not available within the database you searched click to locate the full text online or in the Library Or search the journal title in the Library Catalog http suncat csun edu or the CSUN List of Electronic Periodicals FindResources Ejournals Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Black s Law Dictionary http suncat csun edu record b1203610 Cal Jur III http suncat csun edu record b1151399 Bieber s Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations http suncat csun record b1836168edu record b1836168 Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage electronic resource http suncat csun edu record b2459467 Everybody s Legal Glossary http www nolo com glossary cfm FindLaw Legal Dictionary http dictionary lp findlaw com Legal Thesaurus http suncat csun edu record b1641757 West s Encyclopedia of American Law CSUN students and faculty can access this online Directories California directory of attorneys http suncat csun edu record b1886793 FindLaw Law Schools http stu findlaw com schools Martindale Hubbell R Law Directory http suncat csun edu record b2482612 Martindale Hubbell Law School Directory http suncat csun edu record b2433641 Parker Directory of California Attorneys http suncat csun edu record b1372795 Virtual Lawyer Referral and Information Service http lris lacba org vlris index cfm Guides and Handbooks American Bar Association Family Legal Guide http suncat csun edu record b1677282 California Courts Self Help Center http www courtinfo ca gov selfhelp California Transactions Forms Business Entities Cal Forms http suncat csun edu record b1712033 Cohen Legal Research in a Nutshell http suncat csun edu record b1806164 Henke s California Law Guide http suncat csun edu record b1895869 Southern California Association of Law Libraries Locating the Law http www aallnet org chapter scall locating htm Witkin Summary of California Law 10th ed http suncat csun edu record b1911065 Forms The Library has many books containing legal forms Search the Library Catalog http library csun edu cgi opac using the Keyword search for any of the

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  • Central American Studies Guide: Belize | Oviatt Library
    and the Gendering of Politics in Belize 1912 1982 2007 The Business of Empire The East India Company and Imperial Britain 1756 1833 2008 Myths of Ethnicity and Nation Immigration Work and Identity in the Belize Banana Industry 1997 The New Orleans Sisters of the Holy Family African American Missionaries to the Garifuna of Belize 2012 Maya Atlas The Struggle to Preserve Maya Land in Southern Belize 1997 An Anthology of Belizean Literature English Creole Spanish Garifuna 2007 Citrus Strategy and Class The Politics of Development in Southern Belize 1992 The Formation of a Colonial Society Belize from Conquest to Crown Colony 1977 Household Ecology Economic Change and Domestic Life Among the Kekchi Maya in Belize 1997 Subject Headings Use subject headings to find books media at the Oviatt related to subtopics Using subject headings is a more advanced way to research as they help to reduce the amount of irrelevant results that come up Subject headings are also assigned based on the topic of the book or film rather than just the words that appear in the text The Clever Researcher Belize Belize Antiquities Belize Economic conditions Belize History Belize Indians of Central America Belize Politics and Government Belize Women Garifuna Films Here is a sample of films available for viewing online or for checkout For film recommendations please send you subject specialist an email for a purchase request A Brief History of the Garifuna in Belize Films On Demand Play Jankunú play Films On Demand the Garifuna Wanaragua ritual of Belize Belize DVD Primary Sources and Archival Collections What is a primary source A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of

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  • Central American Studies Guide: Costa Rica | Oviatt Library
    and the Integration of an Ethnic Minority The Company They Kept Migrants and the Politics of Gender in Caribbean Costa Rica 1870 1960 Cuentos Costarricenses Cuentos Ticos Short Stories of Costa Rica Africans into Creoles Slavery Ethnicity and Identity in Colonial Costa Rica I Won t Stay Indian I ll Keep Studying Race Place and Discrimination in a Costa Rican High School Shattering Myths on Immigration and Emigration in Costa Rica The Costa Rican Catholic Church Social Justice and the Rights of Workers 1979 1996 Mujeres Y Agoni as Five Women Writers of Costa Rica Short Stories The History of Costa Rica Salvadorans in Costa Rica Displaced Lives Quince Duncan Writing Afro Costa Rican and Caribbean Identity Place Language and Identity in Afro Costa Rican Literature Subject Headings Use subject headings to find books media at the Oviatt related to subtopics Using subject headings is a more advanced way to research as they help to reduce the amount of irrelevant results that come up Subject headings are also assigned based on the topic of the book or film rather than just the words that appear in the text The Clever Researcher Costa Rica alphabetical list of subject headings Costa Rica Antiquities Costa Rica Economic conditions Costa Rica Indians of Central America Costa Rican Literature Costa Rica History Costa Rica Social life and customs Costa Rica Politics and government Films Here is a sample of films available for viewing online or for checkout For film recommendations please send you subject specialist an email for a purchase request Banana Wars Global Fury Over a Humble Fruit electronic resource Borderless Lives of Undocumented Workers electronic resource Costa Rica Ecotourism and Economic Development electronic resource Primary Sources and Archival Collections What is a primary source A primary source is a document or physical object

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  • Central American Studies Guide: El Salvador | Oviatt Library
    Salvador Everyday Revolutionaries Gender Violence and Disillusionment in Postwar El Salvador No Place to Hide Gang State and Clandestine Violence in El Salvador From Grandmother to Granddaughter Salvadoran Women s Stories Fire from the Sky Salvadoran Children s Drawings Changing Women Changing Nation Female Agency Nationhood and Identity in Trans Salvadoran Narratives White Paper Whitewash Interviews with Philip Agee on the CIA and El Salvador Subject Headings Use subject headings to find books media at the Oviatt related to subtopics Using subject headings is a more advanced way to research as they help to reduce the amount of irrelevant results that come up Subject headings are also assigned based on the topic of the book or film rather than just the words that appear in the text The Clever Researcher E l Salvador All subject headings El Salvador Antiquities El Salvador Catholic Church History 20th Century El Salvador Civil Rights El Salvador Communism El Salvador Democracy El Salvador Economic conditions El Salvador Economic conditions 1945 El Salvador Elections El Salvador Emigration and immigration El Salvador Fiction El Salvador Foreign relations United States El Salvador History El Salvador History 1944 1979 El Salvador History 1979 1992 El Salvador History 1992 El Salvador Human Rights El Salvador Insurgency History 20th Century El Salvador Politics and government El Salvador Politics and government 1944 1979 El Salvador Politics and government 1979 1992 El Salvador Politics and government 1992 El Salvador Social conditions El Salvador United States Foreign Relations El Salvador Women Films Here is a sample of films available for viewing online or for checkout For film recommendations please send you subject specialist an email for a purchase request Poetas y Volcanes Manlio Argueta DVD El lugar Más Pequeño The Tiniest Place DVD Maria s Story DVD Voces Inocentes Innocent Voices DVD Primary Sources

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  • Central American Studies Guide: Guatemala | Oviatt Library
    Ch orti Maya Survival in Eastern Guatemala Indigeneity in Transition 2006 Maya After War Conflict Power and Politics in Guatemala 2013 Women Who Live Evil Lives Gender Religion and the Politics of Power in Colonial Guatemala 2002 Terror in the Land of the Holy Spirit Guatemala Under General Efrai n Ri os Montt 1982 1983 2010 Enduring Violence Ladina Women s Lives in Guatemala 2011 Paradise in Ashes A Guatemalan Journey of Courage Terror and Hope 2004 The Quiet Revolutionaries Seeking Justice in Guatemala 2007 Subject Headings Use subject headings to find books media at the Oviatt related to subtopics Using subject headings is a more advanced way to research as they help to reduce the amount of irrelevant results that come up Subject headings are also assigned based on the topic of the book or film rather than just the words that appear in the text The Clever Researcher Guatemala All subject headings Guatemala Antiquities Guatemala Civil Rights Guatemala Coffee Industry Guatemala Democracy Guatemala Disappeared Persons Guatemala Economic Conditions Guatemala Economic conditions 1985 Guatemala Ethnic relations Guatemala Ethnology Guatemala Fiction Guatemala Foreign relations United States Guatemala Genocide Guatemala History Guatemala History 1945 1985 Guatemala History 1985 Guatemala History Revolution 1954 Guatemala History To 1821 Guatemala Human Rights Guatemala Indian Art Guatemala Indians of Central America Guatemala Labor Guatemala Language Guatemala Massacre Guatemala Maya Women Guatemala Mayas Government Relations Guatemala Mayas Politics And Government Guatemala Political Guatemala Relations United States Guatemala Rural Guatemala Social life and customs Guatemala United States Foreign Relations Guatemala Women Films Here is a sample of films available for viewing online or for checkout For film recommendations please send you subject specialist an email for a purchase request Guatemala Silenciada electronic resource Sin país DVD Primary Sources and Archival Collections What is a primary source A

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  • Central American Studies Guide: Honduras | Oviatt Library
    Honduras using a basic search in the library catalog Journeys of undocumented Honduran migrants to the United States 2010 The life and writings of Honduran poet Juan Ramón Molina 1875 1908 2002 The Good Coup The Overthrow of Manuel Zelaya in Honduras 2010 Banana Cultures Agriculture Consumption and Environmental Change in Honduras and the United States 2005 Esperanza School A Grassroots Community School in Honduras 2012 The Broken Village Coffee Migration and Globalization in Honduras 2011 Black and Indigenous Garifuna Activism and Consumer Culture in Honduras 2009 Striving and surviving a daily life analysis of Honduran transnational families 2005 Masters of animals oral traditions of the Tolupan Indians Honduras 1992 Race nation and West Indian immigration to Honduras 1890 1940 2010 Poetry by contemporary Honduran women 2002 Bananas labor and politics in Honduras 1954 1963 1983 Land grab green neoliberalism gender and Garifuna resistance in Honduras 2013 Opening minds improving lives education and women s empowerment in Honduras 2012 Subject Headings Use subject headings to find books media at the Oviatt related to subtopics Using subject headings is a more advanced way to research as they help to reduce the amount of irrelevant results that come up Subject headings are also assigned based on the topic of the book or film rather than just the words that appear in the text The Clever Researcher Honduras All subject headings Honduras Antiquities Honduras Economic Conditions Honduras Emmigration and Immigration Honduras Garifuna Caribbean People Honduras History Honduras Maya Honduras Politics and Government Honduras Social Conditions Primary Sources and Archival Collections What is a primary source A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event

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