Legal Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

American Jurisprudence 2d through Nexis Uni
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: Select a Specific Content Type/Jurisprudence)
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! Tenth edition available at the Reference Desk on Level 2.
LEGLREF. KF 156 .B53 Dictionary
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