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Legal Reference Sources

Citation Guides

Canadian Citation Committee

A guide to the citation of electronic sources prepared by the Judges Computer Advisory Committee of the Canadian Judicial Council. Includes The Neutral Citation Standard for Case Law

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (The Blue Book)

The on-line version of this basic guide to the citation of American legal materials by Peter Martin is provided by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell

Dictionaries

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Uses acronyms or abbreviations as keywords and returns full names. From the Freien Universität Berlin.

Bouvier's Law Dictionary, 1856 Edition

A complete version of this legal dictionary.

Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Researched, written in plain language and provided free of charge by lawyer Lloyd Duhaime.

Eurodicautom

Produced by the Translation Service of the European Commission, this dictionary of EU terminology will translate legal terms or abbreviations from any of the European Community languages into English.

Everybody's Legal Dictionary

From Nolo Press, this dictionary contains plain-English definitions for over a thousand legal terms, from the common to the bizarre.

The 'Lectric Law Library's Legal Lexicon's Lyceum

Considered to be the Net's best law dictionary by its very own producers, the Lyceum specializes in obsolete Latin and French legal terms.

Real Life Dictionary of the Law

From Law.com. provides explanations of explanations of more than 3000 common legal terms

WWWebster Dictionary

Web version of the popular dictionary provided by Merriam Webster with thesaurus.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

In an attempt to provide a survey of the whole law & economics literature each of the Encyclopedia's entries contains both a review of the literature, written by an authority in the field, as well as quasi complete bibliography. From the University of Ghent.

Legal Encyclopedia

From Nolo Press, plain-English articles on a variety of legal topics