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Legal Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

American Jurisprudence 2d through Westlaw Campus
This legal encyclopedia gives brief explanatory entries on the state of law on a topic and leads the researcher to cases, laws, and articles.
American Law Reports
This is more than an encyclopedia. The information it supplies is more indepth, though it also leads you on to further research. The indexes are located on study tables in the Legal Reference section. Available through Westlaw Campus
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. Also available from the main search page of Westlaw Campus Research - upper left corner.
LEGLREF. KF 156 .B53
Law.com Dictionary
Look up legal terms in this free online legal dictionary.