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support.ebsco.com Legal Information Reference Center Tutorial
Welcome to EBSCOs Legal Information Reference Center (LIRC) tutorial. LIRC contains more than 310 full- text publications and thousands of legal forms that offer the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes. In this tutorial, we will look at conducting a search from the Basic Search screen, as well as the browsing options available in LIRC.
Well begin by conducting a search in Legal Information Reference Center from the Basic Search screen. Enter your terms in the Find field and click Search.
A result list is displayed, defaulted to the All Results Source Type. You can filter your results using the column on the left. Click on a Source Type to view All Results, Periodicals, Books and Monographs, Forms, or Checklists. Click on an article to view the full text. You can narrow you result list using the limiters found under Refine your results, also in the left column.
PDF full text is opened in the PDF Full Text Viewer. You can view the article detail screen by clicking the Detailed Record link. E-mail the article or add it to the folder by clicking the icons in the right column. You can also print or save the article to your computer by using the icons found in the Adobe Reader toolbar.
Basic Search also features four browsing options. You can Browse by Category, Browse Legal Forms, Browse Popular Sources, or browse State Law. To Browse by Category, select a category from the Basic Search Screen.
From within your chosen topic, click on one of the available sources.
A result list of chapters from your selected source is displayed. Click on a full text link to view a chapter in the PDF Full Text viewer.
Returning to the Basic Search screen, you have the ability to browse law information in books from Nolo, a publisher of legal information materials. Use the left and right arrows to browse through the available Popular Sources. Click on a title to view a source in the PDF Full Text Viewer.
From within the PDF Full Text Viewer, you can select chapters from the source under Full Text Contents in the column on the left.
Legal Information Reference Center includes thousands of legal forms, which you can browse from the Basic Search screen. To browse legal forms, click on a subject in the Browse Legal Forms area.
A result list of legal forms in PDF format is displayed. Click on a full text link to view the form in the PDF Full Text Viewer. From within the PDF Full Text Viewer, you can print, e-mail, or save the form.
Legal Information Reference Center offers access to state-by-state legal information by linking you directly to each states website. You can browse the list of states by clicking the Browse for State link in the State Law area.
The list of states is displayed in the PDF Full Text Viewer. Click on a state name to view the states web site.
Click on the Help link to view the complete online help manual. This concludes the Legal Information Reference Center tutorial.