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American Law

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Supreme Court buildingLibrarians can’t answer legal questions, as we aren’t trained attorneys, but we can direct you to some reliable sources for questions you might have about US law, whether you’re wondering about your landlord’s responsibilities, how courts have ruled on high school students’ free speech, or what your rights are if you’re arrested. Check out these great resources to learn more:

If you do need an attorney, you can find one with one of the following resources:

You can also find out if an attorney you're considering has been disciplined or sanctioned at the Supreme Court of Ohio's website.

R U ready? UA goes back to school August 17

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This year UA Schools start  August 17.  Back to the routine. Groggy mornings, rushed breakfasts, reading, studying, assignments, papers, staying up too late trying to get everything done. And repeat.

an elementary school class from 1945

Are you ready? Do you want to get a leg up? Or do you feel you might have lost some intellectual ground over the summer break? If so, we have some resources that could help:

  • Learning Express has help for Elementary, Middle and High School students in Math, Language, Social Studies, and Sciences.
  • How’s that German? Do you need to brush up? Mango Languages has interactive language activities in 72 different languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, and Arabic. 

You can access both of these from the UA Public Library databases portal page. Go to Mouse over the heading RESEARCH at the top of the page. Select DATABASES from the drop down menu. All resources are show in alphabetical order.  (Learning Express and Mango Languages will require you to set up an account for individualized learning.)

UA Public Library also has a specially curated portal page for high school students, with databases and e-books appropriate for homework and school projects available online 24/7. Go to Mouse over the heading RESEARCH at the top of the page. Choose STUDENT RESOURCES from the drop down menu.

If you don’t see what you need, our reference librarians can help via text, email, phone, or in person. Just look at the far right side of the library’s website for information on how to contact us.