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The guide includes information on finding legal materials on the Web and by using STCC library resources. There are tabs for locating different types of resources (such as cases and statutes) and tabs that describe resources in different areas of the law.
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Introduction

This guide includes information on finding legal materials on the Web and by using STCC library resources. There are tabs for locating different types of resources (such as cases and statutes) and there are also tabs that describe resources in different areas of the law such as divorce, bankrupty and criminal law. Both federal and Massachusetts state law materials are included.

Local Law Libraries

These libraries offer more extensive legal resources than it is possible for the STCC library to provide.

  • Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries
    Members of the public with photo ID are entitled to apply for a Trial Court Law Libraries Card, which allows one to borrow books or access online databases. There are seventeen branches throughout Massachusetts, including the Hampden branch in the courthouse at 50 State Street in Springfield.
  • Western New England School of Law Library
    Students at other institutions may access the Law Library upon presenting ID, and access is provided to government documents in the Federal Depository Collection. In addition, other members of the public who wish to use the Law Library resources may contact the library at 413-782-1616 to arrange access.

General Legal Research Websites

  • Guide to Law Online
    Law Library of Congress annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.
  • Guide to Free & Low Cost Legal Research
    The first part of this guide provides an overview and links to different types of free materials and the second part summarizes the features and costs of less expensive databases.
  • Legal Information Institute
    Cornell's LII has federal and state case law, statutes, and regulations, along with law by topic.
  • GPO Access
    Access to official versions of primary law from all three branches of government.
  • FDsys (Federal Digital System)
    GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) is an advanced digital system that will enable GPO to manage Government information from all three branches of the U.S. Government. GPO Access is migrating its various collections to the FDsys.
  • Public Library of the Law
    Access to federal and state cases, statutes, and regulations.
 

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Legal Information in Massachusetts

  • MassLegalHelp
    Massachusetts legal aid programs put together this website to help individuals find practical information about their legal rights. Areas of the law covered include children and families, domestic violence, employment and unemployment, income and benefits, and housing.
  • Massachusetts Law About...
    From the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries, an A-Z list of legal topics, with links to statutes, regulations, court cases and other resources on that topic.
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