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Law/Legal Research Resources: Home

This subject guide links to resources for legal research.

Access to Law/Legal Resources

Resources listed in this guide include print materials in Andersen Library, online resources that are free (governmental or other), and some online library subscription resources. Off-campus access to online subscription resources, e.g., Westlaw Campus Research, is restricted to UW-Whitewater's faculty, staff, and current students. Andersen Library is open to public patrons, who may use subscription databases on site after obtaining log in information from the Circulation Desk.


Recommended Legal Dictionary

Other, Online Legal Dictionaries

Legal Abbreviation Dictionaries

Legal Definitions in Court Cases

Words and Phrases cites court opinions, federal and state, that define legal terms (Online: Westlaw Campus Research)


National Legal Research Encyclopedias for legal scholars, students, and practitioners

Note: Andersen Library does not have any state legal encyclopedias, in print or online.

Other Law Encyclopedias

Legal Research Guides

Legal Research Books in Andersen Library

Online Legal Research Guides

There are many academic libraries and law school libraries providing legal research guides online. I recommend:

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