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Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare - MGMT 353 Resource Guide: Legal Resources

Legal Resources

Legal Dictionaries on the Internet

Legal Research Guides

Internet Sites Related to Law and Health Care Law

Finding the Law and Legal Information

The Public Library of Law (PLoL) was chosen by the American Library Association as one of the best free websites in 2012.  Using this site, you can access cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals, cases from all fifty states back to 1997, federal statutory law and codes from all fifty states, regulations, court rules, constitutions, and other resources.

FindLaw.com is a well-known, reputable website for the general public to use to learn about the law and legal topics, to get assistance in finding a lawyer, and to obtain legal forms. 

FindLaw for Legal Professionals may be used by the general public to search for articles and to find a summary and the ruling on a specific case as well as legal forms, legal commentary, and United States and individual states' codes and statutes.

Justia's "mission is to advance the availability of legal resources for the benefit of society."

U.S. Laws

This government website provides access to the text of congressional bills, Congressional Record, Public Laws, U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, and more.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Industry Guide for Health Care

The website of the Small Business Administration (SBA) "provides comprehensive resources for small businesses, small business owners, and prospective business owners."  (Quote is from the website itself.)

Find Legal Info in Columbia College Library Databases

Click on the link below for help in finding:

1) Court cases, state & federal statutes, legislation, and Law Reviews in the "Nexis Uni" database.

2) Secondary legal resources in other databases.

3) The "Gale Encyclopedia of American Law" in the "GVRL" database.

Evaluation of Internet Sites

Remember to evaluate the information you find when searching the Internet.  Not all Internet sites are trustworthy or appropriate to use as research sources.  If you have any concerns about the credibility of an Internet site, consult your instructor or a librarian for evaluation assistance.