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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.
The ABA Journal website maintains a directory of continually updated law blogs, organized by topic, author type, region, law school and courts. It also conducts an annual election for the top 100 "blawgs" each year.
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).
Refer to the diagram on the Courts and Case Law tab. Under Legal, choose Legal Reference and Advanced Options. Click on "American Jurisprudence" to browse alphabetically by topic. To search only American Jurisprudence 2d, check only American Jurisprudence 2d. Use the box to conduct a segment search e.g. FOOTNOTES(search term) or a keyword or Boolean search.