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Business Source Premier provides full-text journal articles in all areas of business, plus regional business publications, market research reports, industry reports, and company profiles. 

BusinessUSA is a well-organized site of the U.S. Small Business Administration in partnership with many other government agencies.  It is designed to be a "one-stop shop" to provide small business owners with information and resources to help them hire and grow.

The California Attorney General's Office provides written opinions on various legal issues. The Opinions of the Attorney General of California may be searched from 1986 to the present. 

The California Office of Administrative Law offers an online version of the California Code of Regulations or the CCR. The CCR consists of regulations that have been adopted by over 200 state agencies. The regulations are divided into 28 titles dealing with a variety of concerns including education, building, motor vehicles, and public health and safety.

The California Legislative Information website lets you search California law online. The publication, West's Annotated California Codes, is also available in the Library's book collection, under the call number Reference KFC 30.5 W4.

LII/Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School is a "not-for-profit organization that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost." This site publishes law online for free, creates materials that promote understanding of the law, and utilizes innovative technology, such as a powerful search engine, to make it easier to "find the law."

The Public Library of Law (PLoL) is a large, free online database of law. It offers access to a wide variety of resources related to federal law and the law of all 50 states. Please note that although PLoL is a free service, you will need to register initially. And for case law, the primary focus is on recent cases. For older cases, you may sometimes encounter links to Fastcase, which is a fee-based research service. 

Regional Business News incorporates articles from business journals, newspapers, and newswires from various metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

The United States Code, from the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives, provides authoritative online access to the "consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States." Searching, browsing, and other very helpful finding tools are available. 

For business and legal research, using the Magazine, Journal, and Newspaper databases should also be considered.

Note: A special collection of legal research publications, primarily purchased to support El Camino College's Paralegal Program, is located in the Reference Room in the East Wing of the Main Floor of the Schauerman Library.  For further information about these materials, call the Reference Desk at 310-660-6483.

 Last Published 6/27/16