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Information Literary Resources: 17. Introduction to Japanese Legal Materials: A Workshop (H)

17. Introduction to Japanese Legal Materials: A Workshop

Subject of the Lesson

Identifying sources of books and articles about Japanese law; using indexes effectively to find such resources; understanding Japanese case citations; becoming conversant with basic Japanese legal terminology.

Audience

Pre-law undergraduates and law students; political science students, and others with an interest in Japanese law.

(note: this lesson addresses ACRL Standards 1, 2 and 4. Of the SAILS Skill Sets, it addresses Sets 1-5 and 7.)

  • Students will learn to find English translations of Japanese laws and cases
  • Students will select appropriate English and Japanese print materials for information related to Japanese laws
  • Students will select appropriate English and Japanese electronic resources for information related to Japanese laws
  • Students will learn to use Japanese case citations to find cases in Japanese-language sources
  • Students will search relevant catalogs and periodical indexes effectively to find books and articles about Japanese law in both English and Japanese

North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources
北米日本研究資料調整協議会
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