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Answered By: Suzanne Schriefer, Criminal Justice & Paralegal Librarian Last Updated: Mar 07, 2016 Views: 220
Most introductory legal research textbooks will discuss the origins of our legal system in the first few chapters of the text. If this type of resource is not available, consult the following:
- Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of full-text reference books including encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries.
- Credo Reference is another database containing full-text reference books.
Consider using the following keywords in your search: "U.S. Law" "U.S. Legal System" "American Law" "American Legal System" "Federal Courts" "U.S. Courts" "State Courts"
Consult our book collection, eBooks and Academic eBooks via EBSCO, for books that discuss the history of the American legal system. Again, best results will be achieved by using keywords to search the database.