There are two basic types of legal materials:
These are authorized statements of the law issued by a branch of government. They include:
Understanding the three branches of government aids in distinguishing the source of primary materials.
2. Secondary Law Sources
These sources provide commentary and interpretation of the law. They are a good starting point when researching an unfamiliar area of the law.
Cerro Coso's Ridgecrest campus hosts a branch of the Kern County Law Library.
It features a computer with access to the following resources:
It also houses a collection of legal materials and Nolo books, including:
Here are just a few databases you might use to find articles.