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Cost-Effective Electronic Legal Research: Public Resource - Nolo Press Books


The Legal Information Reference Center is  available to all through the Franklin County Law Library' s home page, under Self-Help Resources. It contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo­, the nation's oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. With the ‘Legal Forms by U.S. State’ feature, users can search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms–searchable by top subject areas including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes and more. This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues.

Nolo Press Books

Full-text of many of the Nolo Press self-help legal books are available full-text here. They will come up as chapters, but you can put them all together to access the entire book.

Some of the books available are pictured below:

How tos

Access the Legal Information Resource Center from the Franklin County Law Library home page, under Self-Help Resources. The username and password are listed. Everyone is free to use it.