This guide is intended to assist both students and practitioners in researching the field of evidence through the Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School libraries. It covers both evidence generally and specific topics within the discipline; likewise, both Michigan and federal law will be covered. Physical materials are confined to those available within the WMU-Cooley library system, but online sources will handle reliable Internet sources, as well as Lexis and Westlaw as appropriate.
The guide is organized according to the topics listed to the left, in the guide outline. First, it covers Michigan and federal statutes. Then the scope widens to consider international materials, as well as conventions and treaties. Secondary materials for arbitration come next, followed by secondary materials for mediation.
In the sections of the guide focusing on print materials, the "location" provides the call number for a work. Clicking on the title takes a user to the relevant entry in the catalog. For the purposes of identifying the location of each physical work, “L” refers to the Lansing campus library, “AH” refers to Auburn Hills, “GR” to Grand Rapids, and "TB" to Tampa Bay. Where possible, guide sections about statutes link to the appropriate law.
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