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Social Enterprise Clinic Research Guide: Books

This guide is designed to assist students in their research for the Social Enterprise clinic and in the law of social ventures in general.

Practice Guides & Self-help Books

Practice guides and self-help books are usually located either in the research alcove or 5th floor stacks.
Self-help books

Nolo Press

  • The most notable publisher of self-help books is Nolo. 
  • Usually located at the Reference Collection (ask at the circulation or reference desk) or the 5th floor.
  • Nolos are also available online free of charge through the San Francisco Law library website's NOLO Legal Information Center.

Practice Guides

  • Explain a specific area of the law in-depth. 
  • Written with practitioners in mind.
  • Provide procedural information and forms.
  • Annotations furnish you with on-point primary & secondary resources.
Publishers of Practice Guides with sample items
Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) 
  • All CEB practice guides, including business guides, are available online on CEB Onlaw (Note: to access library digital databases from remote logins, you have to first log into the network with your student ID and password, which is the same as your email)
  • CEB also publishes the "Here's How and When to Do It" action guides, geared towards practitioners.
  • Selecting and forming business entities 

The Rutter Group

Matthew Bender (Lexis) 
  • California legal forms; transaction guide
  • (Note: to find this resource, log into Lexis Advance click browse resource from the main page/top right, and enter the name of the guide in the Search box on the left.

Bancroft-Whitney (West Group)