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Pre-Law LEAP Fall 2022

The purpose of this course is to explore the meaning of community, especially as it relates to the American community as a whole and communities within the United States, and the relation of law to community.

Today's Agenda

It's our last fall library session! Today we are going to: 

  1. Review! 
  2. Look at some strategies for finding government information and government documents
  3. Take time to research in small groups and find scholarly information 

Gov Doc Resources

Scholarly vs. Popular Publications

Scholarly journals:
  • Are written by and for faculty, researchers or scholars
  • Use the language of the discipline
  • Are often refereed or peer reviewed by specialists before being accepted for publication
  • Include full citations for sources
  • Book reviews or editorials are not considered scholarly articles, even when found in scholarly journals
Popular magazines:
  • Are written by journalists or professional writers for a general audience
  • Use non-technical language
  • Are not reviewed by other specialists before being accepted for publication
  • Rarely give full citations for sources

Citing Government Documents

Marriott Library Eccles Library Quinney Law Library