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.
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.
Duhaime’s International Law Dictionary – A sub-listing of Duhaime’s comprehensive law dictionary.
Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citation, NYU School of Law, Journal of International Law and Politics – Includes country profiles as well as links to legislation, courts, and official publications. There is also a section on international courts and organizations.
IATE – Inter-Active Terminology for Europe – Searches terms and words in a number of languages.
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.
Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Pub., 2006 [K48.E42 2006]
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012 [KZ1160.M39 2012] – This title is available in print and also electronically.
Parry & Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law, 3d ed. [KZ1161.P37 2009]
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