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Paralegal and Legal Nurse: Paralegal & Legal Nurse

This research guide contains resources for legal research, as well as career and professional information.



The Law Collection is located on the 1st floor of the library.  It contains federal and state laws,  court cases, administrative regulations and other legal sources. 

Important note: Some materials in the law collection do not receive regular updates.  Shelves are labeled to indicate sources which may have out-of-date information. 


The SCC Library has the following periodicals available in print:

  • Calendar Call - Spokane County Bar Association
  • Facts & Findings: The Magazine of Paralegals
  • National Paralegal Reporter - National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc.
  • Paralegal Today
  • Washington State Bar News

Also, articles from many more legal periodicals can be accessed online via the SCC Library Databases.  For a listing of all the periodical titles in this subject area click here and scroll to the category of "Law."


Information Sources for
Paralegal and Legal Nurse Students


Spring View of the Supreme Court building
Source: Supreme Court of the United States


Check the SCC Legal Careers website for information on the paralegal and legal nurse programs.

The SCC Library has a database called Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.  It includes job and industry profiles, career forecasts, job-hunting skills, financial aid resources, videos, and more.


The SCC Library has a Career collection on the first floor with books on specific fields, the job search process, resume and cover letter writing, and how to do a good job interview.  Here are some examples:


Acing the Interview: How to Ask and Answer the Questions That Will Get You the Job!
(Careers 650.144 BESHARA)

Career Opportunities in Law and the Legal Industry
(Careers 340.0237 ECHAORE)

How to Land Your First Paralegal Job
(Careers 340.023 WAGNER)

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals
(Careers 340.023 PICARD)

Only Resume and Cover Letter Book You'll Ever Need!
(Careers 650.14 ONLY RE)


For more information check out the SCC Library's Career and Employment Research Guide.

Law Libraries / Legal Research


SCC librarians are not attorneys and, therefore, cannot give legal advice, perform legal research, or interpret legal materials.  However, we can make suggestions about resources and research tools you can use.

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