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Other Guides of Interest
Below are links to other online research guides compiled by the librarians at Villanova University School of Law. They are not devoted to real estate law but do cover some overlapping subjects. Links to free resources and descriptions of the materials available in print at the law school library are included to these guides. The law school library is open to visitors--see our library website for our current visitor hours: http://www1.villanova.edu/content/villanova/law/library.html
Please note: these guides may also include links to subscription databases which are only available to members of the law school community.
Free Sites for Legal Research
Offers links to general legal materials for Pennsylvania and federal jurisdictions.
Fact Finding: Locating & Researching Persons, Companies, and Property
This guide offers paid and free resources for locating contact information, financials, and other information about individuals and business entities.
Pennsylvania Legal Materials
Offers links to some free, online Pennsylvania resources and describes materials that are available in print.
Primarily describes print materials available at the library as well as paid subscriptions available only to law school users but does include links to some free sources including blogs, newsletters and insurance organizations.
Forms & Sample Documents
See the "Free Resources" page for links to forms provided by state and federal entities as well as other freely available sample documents.
FDLP Basic Guide
Provides links to popular resources provided by the Federal Depository Library Program including basic legal resources available on FDsys such as the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, United States Code and the Statutes at Large. Also links to American Factfinder and other census data sites as well as the Economic Indicators report which provides monthly reports on employment, money, credit and other economic statistics.
International Comparative Law Guide-Real Estate 2016
Overview chapters and some jurisdiction chapters available for free. Jurisdiction chapters offer list of real estate laws/statutes in each country and address how specific issues are treated such as real estate rights, registration of property, buyer/seller liability, leasing issues, real estate financing and comments on the market in those locations.
Emerging Trends in Real Estate
US, Canada, "Global," Asia & Europe
Foreign, Comparative & International Law
Guide compiled by librarians at Villanova University School of Law. Links to both free and paid subscriptions which are restricted to law school community users only. Includes links to guides for individual countries.
Corporate Real Estate Global Guide
Provided by Practical Law. Search by country name for Q & A and analysis articles. Comparison tool available at the bottom of the page to compare an issue across jurisdictions.