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Legal Research Resources for USD Students (Non-Law): Current Legal Issues/Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

This guide is intended for academic research in legal resources by University of South Dakota graduate and undergraduate students from colleges and schools other than the School of Law. The information in this guide is not intended as legal advice.

Current Legal Issues

The legal news sites and law blogs ("blawgs") listed below report on current legal issues. The blog directories listed below provide links to many more legal blogs.

Legal Dictionary - USD E-book

Legal Dictionaries on the Internet

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Legal Encyclopedias - USD E-books

Legal encyclopedias provide general introductions to legal subjects. They are arranged in alphabetical order by subject. Each section contains footnotes to primary sources (cases, statutes and regulations).

Legal Encyclopedia - USD Database

LexisNexis Academic Universe (USD log in required)

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