Marriage: Domestic relations - California
Same sex marriage
Divorce: Divorce - Law and legislation - California
Support (Domestic relations)
Custody of children
Children: Adoption - Law and legislation
Children - Legal status, laws, etc.
Abuse: Victims of Family Violence
New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, c2011
Circulation Desk KF505 .Z9 F335 2011
Questions & Answers: Family Law: Multiple-choice and Short-Answer Questions and Answers. Mark Strasser.
New Providence, NJ: LexisNexis Matthew Benders, c2011
Circulation Desk KF505 .Z9 S77 2011
Family Law in a Nutshell. Harry D. Krause and David D. Meyer.
St. Paul, Minnesota: Thomson/West, c2007
Circulation Desk KF505 .Z9 K6 2007
Family law: Examples and Explanations. Robert E. Oliphant and Nancy Ver Steegh.
New York: Aspen Publishers, c2010
Circulation Desk KF505.Z9 O43 2010
Children and the Law in a Nutshell. Sarah H. Ramsey and Douglas E. Abrams.
St. Paul, Minnesota: West, c2011
Circulation Desk KF479 .R36 2011
[Washington, D.C.]: Bureau of National Affairs, 1974-
California Practice Guide. Family Law 1. William P. Hogoboom.
Encino, California: The Rutter Group, 1989-
Reference Desk KFC126 .A6 H6
Domestic Torts: Family Violence, Conflict and Sexual Abuse. Leonard Karp.
[St. Paul, Minnesota]: Thomson/West, c2005
Research Alcove KF1269 .K37 2005
Domestic Violence Practice and Procedure
[Eagan, MN]: Thomson/West , c2011-
Research Alcove KF1269 .L44
Representing the Child Client. Mark I. Soler.
New York, N.Y.: Matthew Bender, 1987-
Research Alcove KF479 .R46 1987
Oakland, California: Continuing Education of the Bar, c2008-
Research Alcove KFC126 .F3
Marital Property Law. John Tingley and Nicholas B. Svalino. Updated by Nancy McKenna.
St. Paul, Minnesota: West, Thomson Reuters, c2011-
Research Alcove KF524 .T563
Child Custody & Visitation Law and Practice. John P. McCahey, et. al..
New York, N.Y.: Matthew Bender, 1983-
Research Alcove KF547 .C47
Modern Child Custody Practice. Jeff Atkinson.
New York, N.Y.: LEXIS Publishing, c2000-
Research Alcove KF505.5 .A98
Representing Children in Child Protective Proceedings: Ethical and Practical Dimensions. Jean Koh Peters.
Newark, N.J.: LexisNexis, 2007
5th Stacks KF3735 .P47 2007
Legal > Area of Law - By Topic > Family Law > ...
• California Family Law Monthly
• The New York Times - Family Law Stories
• Matthew Bender Materials
All Databases > Topical Materials by Area of Practice > Family Law ...
• WESTLAW Topical Highlights - Family Law
• California Family Law Report - All CFLR Publications
• West Treatises and Practice Materials
• Rutter California Practice Guides
• BNA Family Law Reporter
The two main law journal indexes are Index to Legal Periodicals and Legal Resource Index (also called LegalTrac or Current Law Index). These indexes contain more articles than Lexis or Westlaw where you can also search for law review articles, but they are not full-text.
A summary of the steps involved in finding law review articles is available on the Library's Preemption Check Webpage.
The following are a few useful databases in researching Family Law available through Hastings. Click on the database links below or go to the Hastings Seminar Research webpage or Hastings Electronic Resources webpage. for additional database descriptions and links.
[NOTE: From off-campus, you will have to enter your name and Hastings ID# in order to gain access to most of the Library's subscription databases.]
Proquest Research Library
A large collection of full-text articles from journals, magazines and newspapers for information on a broad range of general reference subjects such as business, political science, art, literature, law and psychology.
Research database hosted by the American Psychological Association. Includes PsycARTICLES: Full-text articles from over 50 top APA psychology journals Coverage: 1985-current; PsycBOOKS: A searchable full-text database of scholarly books dating back to 1806 from the
APA and other distinguished publishers. Coverage: 1806-current; PsycINFO: covers all psychology disciplines, plus related articles from education, business, medicine, nursing, law, and social work. It provides abstracting and indexing for nearly 2,000 key psychology titles, with coverage dating from the 1800s. Updated weekly, PsycINFO contains citations and summaries of articles from journals, books, book chapters, dissertations, and technical reports.
Searchable online resource for California practice guides, reporters, and Action Guides published by CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar). This database currently covers 90 publications and includes links to case law, statutes and forms. Available publications under Family Law include California Domestic Partnerships, Practice Under the California Family Code, and Family Law Financial Discovery.
Legal Scholarship Network (LSN)
A searchable database of abstracts of working papers as well as articles accepted for publication. LSN includes many full text articles not available elsewhere. The goal of LSN is to facilitate the quick distribution of scholarly information related to law.
San Francisco Public Library Articles & Databases - San Francisco Public Library cardholders may remotely access SFPL's online periodical databases, including JSTOR (full-text academic journals going back to 1838). Click on the "Periodical Finder" link at the top of the page to search for a specific journal.
Full-text PDF's of almost all American law review and legal journal articles can be found here. Additionally, the Children's Legal Rights Journal is available on HeinOnline.
These two resources, particularly the San Francisco Public Library with its wide range of databases, will be useful when looking for a multidisciplinary subject scope.
A large number of law and social science journals are searchable using Google Scholar. Full text availability varies.
San Francisco Public Library Articles & Databases
San Francisco Public Library cardholders may remotely access SFPL's online periodical databases, including JSTOR (full-text academic journals going back to 1838). Click on the "Periodical Finder" link at the top of the page to search for a specific journal.
The following websites may be useful in determining the statistical state of the family in the United States.
In addition to access to statistics from over 100 federal agencies, includes the U.S. Census Bureau's publications The Statistical Abstract of the United States and the National Data Book which provides state and local level statistics.
Statistical Abstract of the United States (1878-current, HeinOnline)
Reference & 5th Stacks HA202
Subject Compilations of State Laws (1960-current, HeinOnline)
Reference KF1 .N93
National Survey of State Laws
Reference KF242.A12 N38
National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Tracking
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization which provides the legislators and their staffs of all 50 states, the commonwealths and territories, with research, technical assistance and ideas. It also advocates for the interests of the state governments before Congress.
50 State Surveys
50 State Surveys
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