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Research and Writing in the Disciplines

Brief descriptions of the thinking and writing most valued by individual disciplines; recommended library databases

Research Sources for Legal Issues

Law-Related Databases

Some writing about legal issues including a few law review journals are included in‚Äč

In addition, TCC paralegal students (within certain courses) have access to Westlaw. Ask your instructor for access information.


Legal writing should be:

  • Accurate--make sure your facts are correct
  • Brief or "spare"--no extraneous details
  • Clear and precise--use simple, common words and avoid "legalese,"  but be precise in your use of standard legal terminology
  • Honest

Law also has its own specialized citation system, called the "Blue book."

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