This book fulfills the need of beginning legal researchers — and experienced researchers new to Florida sources — for concise explanations of Florida's essential legal resources. It combines an overview of key primary and secondary sources with an introduction to research methods that will enable a novice researcher to move beyond the sources described in the text. This revised printing includes more discussion of inexpensive online resources and updated references to ALWD and Bluebook citation manuals.
The third edition was originally published in 2007, and the revised printing was completed in 2011 to reflect some of the changes taking place. A fourth edition is expected in the next year or two.
This book is part of the Legal Research Series, edited by Suzanne E. Rowe, Director of Legal Research and Writing, University of Oregon School of Law.
“Barbara J. Busharis and Suzanne E. Rowe have written a fine book to teach [the] basics. It should be in every library that supports Florida research. Overall, their book is excellent. It is well-written, well-planned, and extremely useful.” — Legal Information ALERT, on the second edition
“[A] concise, no-nonsense book that will both educate laywers anew as well as remind them about what they once knew on everything from the basics to the truly obscure… [T]his book is well-written, clearly organized, and truly a gem.” — Trial Advocate Quarterly, on the second edition
If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.