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COMM 4472 Race, Law and Media


Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Guide to finding primary and secondary sources in Professor Anjali Vat's Race, Law and Media course.

Find Other Legal Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Use the Libraries online catalog, Holmes, to find other encyclopedias and dictionaries.

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Legal Encyclopedias

Legal Dictionaries

Black's Law Dictionary. (O'Neill Reference KF156 .B53 2004)
The standard law dictionary used by legal practitioners.

LexisNexis Academic (BC Community Only)
Click on the "US Legal" tab in the left column and select "Legal Reference" tab to get acccess to several dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Law Dictionary for Non-Lawyers. (O'Neill Reference KF156 .O7 2000)
Legal terms explained in layman's language.

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law
Free legal dictionary from

Nolo's Law Dictionary
Online dictionary contains plain-English definitions for more than one thousand legal terms.