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This subject guide links to resources for legal research. Students in a particular course should look for a guide specifically for that course, e.g., Political Science 418, "Legal Research & Writing."

Note (2018): This guide is under revision and most of its pages are currently not visible.

Legal Reference Sources


For legal abbreviations use Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations, searchable via LexisNexis Academic - Also available at Andersen Library's 2nd-floor Reference Desk

Legal Encyclopedias

  • American Jurisprudence 2d
  • Corpus Juris Secundum
    • In print: Andersen Library's 2nd-floor Law Collection, KF65 .M3)
    • Westlaw Patron Access: Start typing Corpus in the search box, or, click "Secondary Sources," then "Texts & Treatises" and look in the second column of sources. Note: This access is limited to one user at a time, and it is a trial for 2017/2018. Be sure to sign off when done in the upper right corner.

Directories of Lawyers, Law Firms, Law Schools, & Legal Associations (searchable)

Legal Forms


Search Internet

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