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Law: Reference

Legal Reference

Legal Dictionaries and Encylopedias are useful reference tools because they provide a brief introcution into areas of law and include citations and other information about the topic. Legal Encylopedias are unique because although organized much like a general Encylopedia, they provide an outline of each topic that includes a brief "scope" that will tell you what the article covers. This "scope" note is important because it may also help you find different resources for your research.


Below are a few Legal Encyclopedias as well as other legal reference materials that may be useful.

Lexis-Nexis Resources

Click the link below to view a Lexis-Nexis guide to common legal research tactics:

Online Legal Dictionary


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