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American Jurisprudence 2d through LexisNexis Academic
This legal encyclopedia gives brief explanatory entries on the state of law on a topic and leads the researcher to cases, laws, and articles. (Pathway: Source Directory: Browse/Treatises & Analytical Material/American Jurisprudence 2d)
West's Encyclopedia of American Law (1998)
This 12-volume set is written and organized like a standard encyclopedia. Useful for background information on newsworthy topics.
LEGLREF. KF 154 .W47 1998
Black's Law Dictionary
Legalese have you perplexed? Have no fear, Black's Law is here! Ninth edition available at the Government/Legal Information desk.
LEGLREF. KF 156 .B53
Law.com Dictionary
Look up legal terms in this free online legal dictionary.