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Legal Research: Start Here

Welcome to the Library

Welcome to the West Valley College Library information portal for Legal Research.  I have found some credible websites, subscription databases, books and e-books to support your classroom experience.  Use the tabs across the top of the guide to navigate and do not hesitate to ask a librarian for help.

Holly Zhang, Associate Librarian

TED Talk

Margaret Gould Stewart, YouTube's head of user experience, talks about how the ubiquitous video site works with copyright holders and creators to foster (at the best of times) a creative ecosystem where everybody wins.

Tips for Success

  • When you find a good source (book, article, web page), record the title, author, and other bibliographic info (journal title, web address, etc.).

  • Take notes from your sources.
  • As you read, mark the parts you might like to quote in your paper.
  • Keep organized. Keep a folder (in the cloud or on your computer) or a binder with copies of articles, your notes, and drafts of your outline.