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Addlestone Library is open to the College of Charleston community and affiliates via card access. Visitors may access Addlestone Library Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and must present a government issued ID and sign in upon entry.
Why background research helps
Getting background information and general facts about your topic is a good way to start your research. This not only helps you better understand your topic, but it also helps you formulate the boundaries of your research and key terms for your thesis statement. It can be a helpful guide to begin to narrow down your topic into a coherent and specific area.
Try using the Discovery tool to search "legal resources" and limit to Resource Type "reference entries."
Credo is a library database containing digital versions of encyclopedias and other reference works. Think of it as an academic Wikipedia, only curated by librarians instead of the general public.
Other Resources for Background Info
This list is subject to change and is not exhaustive.
The New Oxford Companion to Law
Encyclopedia of Law & Society : American and Global Perspectives
Call Number: REF K583 .E53 2007 (3 vols)
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