The following is a selected list of resources for starting research in law. For further assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
These sources can help you identify a topic for your research. Some provide an overview of a specific issue and suggest other materials which might be useful for your research. Others help you to notice a topic that might be of interest to you.
These sources can help you understand legal terminology:
These sources provide an overview of major legal subjects, concepts and events:
- Oxford Companion to American Law [LAW REF (Ask at Desk) KF156 .O94 ; also available online]
- West's Encyclopedia of American Law, 2d ed. [LAW REF (Ask at Desk) KF154 .W47 2005; also available online]
- Legal Citation
These sources can help you to understand legal abbreviations and the proper format for citing legal sources:
- ALWD Citation Manual [LAW LIB STUDY AIDS KF245 .A45 ]
- Prince's Bieber Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations [LAW REF (Ask at Desk) KF246 .B46]
- Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation [LAW LIB STUDY AIDS KF245 .U55]
- Prince's Bieber Dictionary of Legal Citations [LAW REF (Ask at Desk) KF246 .B45]