Within the library’s collections there are two major types of legal information available: one that deals with court cases on the federal and state level and another that deals with the minutia of more person legal obligations. For information on the latter, the Bellevue University Library has the database “Legal Information Reference Center.”
Legal Information Reference Center contains 13,700+ state-specific legal forms, 1,300 + multi-state legal forms, and nearly 250 full text publications and reference books. There is information on a variety of issues, from how to begin planning to write a will or pertinent information you may need if a divorce is in your future. The database has all the information you need if are considering adoption and are not sure as to what all the legal rules are that go along with it.
If you have immigrated to the United States and need to obtain a green card, the database has 18 different forms readably available in PDF full text for your use. If you find yourself having to declare bankruptcy, there are forms available that can help you through the process. Perhaps you need to legally change your name due to a marriage or other circumstance, there are multiple documents that can you help you through that process.
Perhaps the most convenient tool found on the database is the “Legal Forms by U.S. State” search function. Just select “Search By State” and type in the name of the state you want to search and wait for the results. There are over 500 forms in PDF full text just for the state of Nebraska.
Legal Information Reference Center can be accessed from the Databases page under “Find” on the library homepage.
Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than Books, V. 23 No. 1, Winter 2019.