Dictionaries, Abbreviations & Citations
Listed below are a number of links to help the researcher find abbreviations, definitions and proper citation format.
Abbreviations.com – A finder for abbreviations and acronyms.
Acronymfinder.com – 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.
Law.com Dictionary – Search by term or definition.
Ultralingua.com – 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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