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