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LGLS 140B Investigating Justice

Legal Encyclopedia: AmJur

American Jurisprudence, or AmJur, is another, easy to use legal encyclopedia which indexes relevant case law by subject.

Legal Dictionaries

Since the language of law is peppered with Latin phrases and industry-specific terms, having a legal dictionary handy is a good idea to help you navigate.  Widely used dictionaries include:

General Searching

Law Journals

Law journals and law reviews are collections of articles written by law scholars, lawyers, and students on a specific topic.  Not only do they provide analysis of issues, but the citation list and referenced works may provide you with additional direction as you research.  It's important to note, however, that many law review articles are written and edited by law students who may lack first-hand experience that practicing law brings.

Journal Literature