Guide to American Law: Everyone's Legal Encyclopedia

Includes extensive cross-reference to both the entries and the signed articles. Other features include: table of legal abbreviations, table of acronyms, table of cases cited, map showing the judicial circuits, table of popular names for acts, name index, and subject index.

Encyclopedia of the American Judicial System

Includes both substance of American law and the process that produces and utilizes legal principles and rules. Although some of the subjects discussed are technical and difficult, the essays included here provide enough information to guide the reader without legal training.

Encyclopedia of Public International Law

This encyclopedia comprises some 1,300 articles dealing with all aspects of public international law. 

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice

This source offers the specialists and the lay users with a broad coverage of information from a variety of disciplines in a way that provides structure and context to the fields covered.

Encyclopedia of Legal Information Sources

A bibliographic guide to approximately 29,000 citations for publications, organizations, and other sources of information on 480 law-related subjects.

Older edition (1988) in Main Library


A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage

This is an excellent source for defining foreign terms and phrases, technical terms, expressions, and other usage of legal terminology in a logical manner. Also in Main Library (1995 edition) and Law Library (2001 edition)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus

This reference book is compiled to assist judges, lawyers, and students of the law convey their thoughts, arguments, and contentions, effectively and persuasively.

Oxford dictionary of American Legal Quotations

This source is the most complete compilation with over 3,500 quotations. It includes a comprehensive collection of the most famous passages of American judges and legal commentators and sayings from literature, humor, motion pictures, and even some song lyrics relating to American law.

Other Reference Sources

Shepard's Acts and Cases by Popular Names: Federal and State

This is an alphabetical list of federal and state acts and cases which have been cited by popular names.

RefLaw: The Virtual law Library Reference Desk

(Washburn Univ.)

Academic Search Complete Guide

Comprehensive multidisciplinary database including many scholarly full text journals, magazines and other publications, some as far back as 1887.

Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin (PAIS)

Brief summaries of books, articles, and government documents dealing with public policies and social issues.

Hein Online

Hein-On-Line is an image-based collection of legal periodicals. It provides each journal from its inception and continues to the most current volume allowed under contract between Hein and the journal.

CIS Congressional Universe

U .S. Congress and legislative information. Full-Text

Global Newsbank (International news) Guide

Articles, news summaries, and broadcast transcripts from international sources

Lexis-Nexis Academic Complete Guide

Full text of news and business and legal information from over 6,000 sources.

Current Law Index

This is comprehensive index to over 875 law journals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Titles include academic reviews, bar association journals, specialty journals and selected journals covering other disciplines such as criminology and accounting.


Online Journals

FindLaw for Students

More free journals on the web.

United States Law

Legal Information Institute

Not-for-profit group at the Cornell Law School that provides free access to the law and reference materials that help people understand the law.

Arizona Legislature

Arizona State Legislature's web page with access to bills etc. and to locate and contact individual legislators. 

Federal Tax Products

Tax forms and information from the Internal Revenue Service. 

International and Other Country's Law


An index to official publications of the United Nations. [Documents are on microfiche]


Publications and documents from the European Union. 

European Union

European Community publications and legislation

Government Documents

GPO Access

Connect to databases online via GPO Access. This includes databases such as Federal Register, United States Code, Congressional Record, Code of Federal Regulations, Supreme Court Decisions, GAO reports and more.

GPO Monthly Catalog (1895-1976)

Bibliographic citations to documents published by U.S. federal government agencies and Congress.

GPO Monthly Catalog (1976 - to date)

Bibliographic citations to documents published by U.S. federal government agencies and Congress.

Government Documents: The University of Arizona Library

ProQuest Statistical Insight
ProQuest Statistical Insight (formerly LexisNexis Statistical Universe) is a comprehensive source for federal statisitcs. Also indexes and provides abstracts to US (ASI), state and local governments (SRI), and privately published and international and intergovernmental statistical sources (IIS) from 1973-present.

Statistical Abstract of the United States (online)

Summary of statistics on the economic, political, and social organization of the U.S. This annual publication began in 1878. 

Historical Statistics of the United States (Millennial edition)
A reference source for historical information covering virtually every quantifiable dimension of American history from 1790 to the present.

Statistical Resources on the Web

Great place to start for links to a multitude of statistical resources.

Constitutions of the Countries of the World

Includes constitutions of the world including the original language. Also available at the Law Library.

Congressional Quarterly's American Congressional Dictionary

Official US congressional directory

Law and Legal Information Directory

A guide to more than 33,000 national and international organizations, Bar Associations, bar examination and admission to legal practice requirements, book and media publishers, research centers, legal periodicals and many more.

Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (online)

Also available online from Martindale

Arizona Legislature

Includes contact information for state legislators.

Citation Guides for Print & Electronic Resources

From the UA Library
Examples of citations for MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles, as well as links to subject-specific citation styles.