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PARL: Paralegal Studies: Home

This guide will help you locate and use legal resources owned by the Paul & Harriett Mack Library at Northampton Community College.

How to GET HELP from a LIBRARIAN

Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester!

Need help with finding sources, searching databases, formatting citations, or deciding on a paper topic? The NCC Librarians are here for you.

Both the Mack Library (Bethlehem) and ESSA Library (Monroe) are open if you'd like to visit in person, or you can chat online with a Librarian no matter where you are! Go to the Library's home page and click on the orange "Ask the Librarian" icon to start chatting. 

To find out when we're open, take a look at the Library's hours.

For more ways to reach us, and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), click here. You can also send an e-mail question to askthelibrarian@northampton.edu, or set up a private appointment with a Librarian by using the "Book A Librarian" request form.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Library Resources for Paralegal Studies

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This Research Guide will help you to locate and use Library resources for NCC's Paralegal Studies program, including books, periodicals, online subscription databases and websites.

Program Description

NCC's Paralegal Studies program has been approved by the American Bar Association. Students will learn how a paralegal, working under the general supervision of an attorney, contributes to the delivery of legal services; master state-of-the-art computer software and hardware; and become a productive, efficient professional within the ever-changing legal profession. Graduates will be ready to accept positions as paralegals, trust coordinators, title searchers, settlement clerks, or litigation specialists. Please note that paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

It's easy to borrow books with LIBRARY to GO!

Good news!

Even though both NCC Libraries are open again, you can still borrow books and other materials remotely by using our Library to Go service. You can choose quick pickup on campus, or free delivery to your home. 

Open the Word document below for details. Click here to use our request form.

NEW research tools in Westlaw!

The Westlaw database has added a new tool called Company Investigator. It provides access to a variety of corporate directory and financial information, and legal documents such as SEC filings, lawsuits, and analyses of potential liability. Here is where to find it on the Westlaw home page:

 

There are also two new collections of documents linked directly to this page, concerning Civil Rights and COVID-19.

 

 

The Civil Rights documents cover topics such as police misconduct, malicious prosecution, the First Amendment right to protest, and voting rights.

The COVID-19 materials are categorized as follows:

  • Federal legislation
  • Presidential proclamations and Executive orders
  • Administrative decisions and guidance
  • Cases
  • Court emergency orders and information
  • Regulations
  • State statutes.

Meet Your Librarian

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Anne Bittner
Contact:
Mack Library
Northampton Community College
College Center, 4th Floor
610-332-6139
Website
Subjects: Business, Paralegal

Prepared By

This Research Guide was updated on September 16, 2021 by Anne Bittner.