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Dictionaries, Abbreviations & Citations

Listed below are a number of links to help the researcher find abbreviations, definitions and proper citation format. –  A finder for abbreviations and acronyms. – A comprehensive listing of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialism.

Black's Law Dictionary -A free online edition of the classic legal dictionary.

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations – Covers both foreign language and English information – primarily from law reports and articles.

Dictionary.Law.Com – Searches a definition of a term or a definition that includes your term.

Dictionary of Law (7th ed.) – Defines major terms and concepts in the English
legal system.  Updated by Oxford University Press in 2013. Dictionary – Search by term or definition. – Multi-language dictionary.


Encyclopedias can be an excellent source of information.  They are a good starting point as they provide short, focused articles on a topic as well as lists of additional resources.

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