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About reference sources
Reference works like encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, and other collections of information may help you:
- Understand historical or social context
- Gather statistics and other supporting data
- Brainstorm ways to narrow or broaden your research topic
- Identify additional sources of information
You can find print and digital reference works by searching the Worldcat@SU online catalog. Use the drop-down menu to limit your search to the reference collection.
Digital Reference Sources
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A full-text online collection featuring entries from atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, guides, and other reference books. You can find e-books under "Law."
Collins Dictionary of Law
Dictionary of Conflict Resolution
Dictionary of Law
Encyclopedia of the European Union
Great American Court Cases
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law
World of Criminal Justice
Here are a few books related to law and legal studies in the Smith Library print reference collection. Search Worldcat@SU for more titles.