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  • Black's Law Dictionary (Temporarily Shelved at Chase Reference)
    KF156 .B53 2004
    The eighth and most recent edition of this standard resource for the legal profession contains over 43,000 definitions, 1,000 abbreviations and acronyms, and almost 3,000 quotations.
  • Black's Law Dictionary
    REF KF156 .B53 1999
    The previous, seventh edition of this standard legal resource, available in Steely Reference (3rd Floor).
  • A Dictionary of Law (Chase Reference)
    KD313 .C66 2002
    This guide to English law and related legal systems contains more than 4,300 entries.
  • 1001 Legal Words You Need to Know (Chase Reference)
    KF156 .A113 2003
    This guide explains the terminology of the American legal system.
  • Modern Dictionary for the Legal Profession (Chase Reference)
    KF156 .B49 2001
    This resource contains almost 10,000 definitions and focuses on modern legal terminology, including slang.
  • Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law
    K48 .E42 2006eb
    This resource includes articles and reports on a variety of issues related to comparative law.
  • The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law (Chase Reference)
    K487.E3 N48 1998
    This three-volume resource provides in-depth coverage of the relationship between economics and the law.
  • Statutes Compared: A U. S., Canadian, Multinational Research Guide to Statutes by Subject (Chase Reference)
    KF1 .S36
    This compilation of statutes includes information on U.S., Canadian, and international law.
  • Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
    REF HV7921 .E53 2005
    This three-volume resource contains over 400 essays on law enforcement issues at the local, national, and international levels.
  • Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice
    REF HV6017 .E52 2002
    This four-volume resource includes numerous entries detailing current criminal justice issues in law, psychology, sociology, etc.
  • User's Guide to the Bluebook (Chase Reference)
    KF245 .D853 2006
    This manual provides in-depth information on proper legal citation.
  • Prince's Dictionary of Legal Citations (Chase Reference)
    KF246 .P73 2006
    This guide includes rules for legal citation and a dictionary with additional rules and examples.


The Law Research Guide is maintained by Philip Yannarella. Suggestions and comments are welcome.

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