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Law and Legal Information: Reference Sources

A guide to finding information related to law and legal topics at UCSB Library

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

  • American Jurisprudence, 2d. (AmJur2d),
    Main Ref KF154 A42
  • Black's Law Dictionary. 2009.
    Main Ref KF156 B53 2009
  • California Jurisprudence. Third Edition. (CalJur3d),
    Main Ref KFC80 C29
  • Encyclopedia of the American Constitution. 2000.
    Main Ref KF4548 E53 2000
  • Encyclopedia of the American Judicial System. 1987.
    Main Ref KF154 E53 1987
  • Oxford Companion to American Law. 2002
    Main Ref KF154 O96 2002
  • Witkin. Summary of California Law.
    Main Ref KFC80 W5 1987
  • West’s Encyclopedia of American Law.
    Main Ref KF154 .W47 1998

Indexes and Abstracts

  • Current Law Index. 1980-
    Main Ref Index Area K33 C87
  • Index to Legal Periodicals. 1926-1979
    Main Ref Index Area AI3 I38
  • Index to Periodical Articles Related to Law. 1958-
    Main Ref Index Area AI3 I85


  • California Law Guide. 
    Main Ref KFC74 .H46 1976
  • Finding the Law. 
    Main Ref KF240 .B45 1999
  • Where the law is.
    Main Library KF240 A76 2004
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