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Legal Research

Guide to library research and reliable websites to help you find information about the law

Legal Research Guide

The American Bar Association currently defines a paralegal as "a  person, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible." (Source: Your coursework in the Legal Studies for the Paralegal program will prepare you for a career as a paralegal and help you develop a working legal vocabulary, as well as an understanding of how the Missouri courts work and relevant cases and statutes from our state. (Source: Legal Studies for the Paralegal webpage). Designed with the paralegal student in mind, this guide will help you conduct legal research. Find help in locating and using federal statutes and cases, state statutes and cases, law review articles and more. 


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St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000