To help facilitate access to the State Law Library's print legal resources, our librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject.
» Federal/General Titles
Bieber's dictionary of legal abbreviations : A reference guide for attorneys, legal secretaries, paralegals, and law students
By Prince, Mary Miles. W.S. Hein. 7th edition. 2017.
"Prince’s Bieber Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations contains an extensive range of acronyms, abbreviations, and symbols found in reporters, legal treatises, law reviews, law dictionaries, and selected other documents, provided in both forward and reverse order. Titles, names, and terms often have multiple abbreviations or acronyms. This book, without distinction, includes abbreviations established by well-recognized authorities as well as abbreviations otherwise devised by authors in their efforts to shorten legal references and citations." - from the publisher
KF 246 B63
Black's law dictionary
Thomson Reuters. Eleventh edition. 2019.
This classic law dictionary has been updated with 3,500 new terms and more than 900 Latin maxims.
KF 156 B57
The bluebook : A uniform system of citation
Latest received: Twentieth edition (2015). Harvard Law Review Association. c1991-.
Considered the "definitive style guide for legal citation in the United States," The Bluebook is now in its 20th edition.
KF 245 B58
Burton's legal thesaurus
By Burton, William C. McGraw-Hill. 5th ed. 2013.
KF 156 B85
Garner's dictionary of legal usage
By Garner, Bryan A. Oxford University Press. 3rd ed. 2011.
Garner is regarded as the expert on legal usage and style. In the third edition of this title, Garner provides guidance on the use of over 800 new terms and new senses of existing terms.
KF 156 G38
The greenbook : Texas rules of form
University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Fourteenth edition. 2018.
Redesigned in 2018, the updates to this 14th edition of the Texas Rules of Form were based largely on the results of a survey sent to thousands of practitioners. This resource continues to be invaluable to Texas attorneys, paralegals, and law students when it comes to citation styles.
KFT 245 T4
National survey of state laws
Latest received:2007. Gale Research. c1993-.
"This volume will help patrons make quick, state-by-state comparisons of current state laws -- how they differ and how they're similar -- for a range of relevant subjects from abortion to employment discrimination, child custody to interest rates. It's divided into general legal categories to offer complete coverage and easy access to issues of current relevance and concern related to consumer, family, criminal, real estate, employment and other fields of law." - from the publisher
KF 240 N37
New Oxford American dictionary
Oxford University Press. Third edition /. 2010.
"As Oxford's flagship American dictionary, the New Oxford American Dictionary sets the standard of excellence for lexicography in this country. With more than 350,000 words, phrases, and senses, hundreds of explanatory notes, and more than a thousand illustrations, this dictionary provides the most comprehensive and accurate coverage of American English available." - from the publisher
PE 1628 O9
Prince's dictionary of legal citations : A reference guide for attorneys, legal secretaries, paralegals, and law students
By Prince, Mary Miles. William S. Hein & Co., Inc. Ninth edition. 2017.
"This title is a companion to The Bluebook (not a replacement) and applies Bluebook rules to a representative collection of common legal authorities. This edition has been updated to reflect Twentieth Edition Bluebook revisions. The section concerning Internet, electronic media, and other nonprint resources has been revised and expanded. Public domain information has been updated and includes additional domestic jurisdictions that now employ this form of citation. New or revised entries include e-books, legal dictionaries, Facebook, Linkedin, online newspapers, newspaper editorials and opinions, plays, press releases, Twitter, American Law Institute publications such as Restatements, uniform acts, and model codes, and examples throughout the book citing to online sources" - publisher's website
KF 245 C8
Subject compilations of state laws
Latest received: 2017-18 Edition. Greenwood Press. 1981-.
Subject Compilations of State Laws is an up-to-date annotated bibliography providing sources for locating information on state law surveys on a broad variety of topics and subtopics. This publication is also available through the library's HeinOnline subscription, as are many of the law reviews referenced.
KF 240 S9
Webster's new world college dictionary
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Fifth edition. c2014, c2016.
"Webster's New World College Dictionary, fifth edition, presents a clear and accessible defining style, abundant synonym notes, full-page tables and charts, hundreds of drawings that complement the definitions and authoritative guidance on usage and style points plus it has added more than 4,700 entries and senses have been added, including terms from the areas of arts and sports, science and medicine, computers and the Internet, food, business, politics, and law. Tens of thousands of revisions have been made to existing senses, to bring them up-to-date and to reflect current usage." - from the publisher
PE 1628 W4