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Marylin Johnson Raisch is the Librarian for International and Foreign Law at the John Wolff International and Comparative Law Library of the Georgetown Law Center. She received her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law (1980) with work both in civil and common law courses as well as international law and Roman law. She holds degrees in English literature from Smith College ( B.A. magna cum laude 1973) and St. Hugh's College, Oxford (M.Litt. 1978). She received her M.L.S. degree from Columbia University School of Library Service in 1988 and has worked as a law librarian for fifteen years, the past ten of which were at Columbia University School of Law as International and Foreign Law Librarian. Marylin has edited (with Roberta I. Shaffer) the resulting volume of proceedings, Transnational Legal Transactions (Oceana, 1995) and is the author of several articles, book reviews, and web guides on international and foreign legal research. Recent examples include the chapter "European Union: Basic Legal Sources" in Rehberg and Popa, Accidental Tourist on the New Frontier: An Introductory Guide to Global Legal Research (Littleton, CO: Rothman, 1998) and other legal research guides at as well as Religious Legal Systems: A Brief Guide to Research and Its Role in Comparative Law (2006).

European Union Law: An Integrated Guide to Electronic and Print Research

Marylin J. Raisch’s updated, comprehensive resource provides a pathfinder to reliable, expert resources, both official and unofficial, as well as guide to research strategies. She also provides a context for categories of sources within this body of law and a template for research across all formats. Even with electronic access to the materials, researchers face large amounts of documentation and terminology that is unique and perhaps unfamiliar.

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