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Collection Overview - Law Center - Paralegal studies: Overview of Collection

This lib guide is created for the development of the collection material for the paralegal program

Library Liaison Contact Information

NAME:  Adria Leal, Faculty Librarian

PHONE NUMBER:   (305) 237-3449

LOCATION:    MDC Wolfson Library Room 1216


Overview of Library Liaison Approach

Discipline Faculty Contact: 

Professor Mercedes Medina, J.D.

Library liaisons work closely with the Discipline to make sure that the faculty are given the opportunity to select materials and services that best fit the needs of the curriculum.  Each liaison works in a college-wide capacity. Whether it's attending the discipline meetings, working with a small group of professors to review a database, or attending a national conference, library liaisons have the expertise needed in the field to support the changing needs of the discipline and support student success. 

Overview of the Law Collection



At Miami Dade College, the paralegal students and faculty have access to:

  • 985 eBooks in the field of law and paralegal studies.
  • 4 databases with relevant content;
  • 2,001 Circulating and 4,110 Reference print titles
  • and a rich information literacy program that includes embedded librarians and tutors in paralegal studies.

Each tab within this guide provides an overview of the paralegal resources available to the MDC community with information about various types of material and formats that make up the current collection and resources.  Working with the library liaison, faculty within the discipline now have the information they need to create an up-to-date instructional program. 

Libraries are rapidly changing environments.  For this reason, an overview is provided for each type of information collected by the College so that faculty can make the most informed choice about what resources to use in the classroom.

Regardless of the format, information in the following subjects are collected to support the BA, BS, and AS certificates:

  • paralegal
  • legal research
  • law
  • legal studies