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Online Resources - Legal & Government

Laws and codes, legal forms and research, lawyer referrals and directories, state and federal representatives, and world leaders.

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Reference Librarian

Patty Crane

Reference Desk Telephone

417-624-5465

Reference Databases

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eBooks are digital editions of 6000+ books including many general interest, reference, technical, and how-to titles that can be viewed on any device connected to the Internet. To use eBooks from a device outside the library you must have a Joplin Public Library card
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Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law
A guide dealing with the law and its everyday effects on citizens. Includes: brief descriptions on each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Global Road Warrior
Information on 175 nations and territories including government, geography, demographics, culture, society, and religion. The database also contains information travelers would need such as money, security, health, technical & electrical connections, and essential terms.
  Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Lawchek
Basic law information database covering the 50 states. The database includes legal forms, information on federal agencies and lawyers, and selected form letters. This database can only be accessed on computers in the Joplin Public Library.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Gale Legal Forms
Provides a wide selection of Missouri-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.

 

Web Sites

Missouri Revised Statutes
Statutes for the State of Missouri.

Missouri Revised Statutes Search
Search page for the Missouri Revised Statutes

Missouri Code of State Regulations
Code of Regulations for the State of Missouri.

Representing Yourself in Missouri Courts

Provides access to many resources available for those considering representing themselves in court including standardized forms (divorce included), legal resources, and legal information.

Attorneys in the Martindale Directory
Search for lawyers by name, firm, or area of practice; legal articles; and experts and legal services.

Law Firms in Martindale Directory

Search for law firms by area of practice or by geographic location.

United States Code
U.S. Code collection from Cornell University Law Library

Missouri State Government
Official web site for the state of Missouri

United States Government
Official web site for the United States.

Legislator Look-Up
Use your zip code to find the names and contact information for your state and federal representatives.