“Legal Indexing” by Simon Chester

“Introduction to Legal Citation” by Peter W. Martin

“Legal Research and Citation Style in USA” by Ronald B. Standler


Black’s Law Dictionary

Henry Campbell Black

West Group

Dictionary of Law

Elizabeth A. Martin, Editor

Oxford University Press

Indexing Specialties: Law

Peter Kendrick and Enid L. Zafran, Editors

Information Today, Inc.

Legal Research in a Nutshell

Morris L. Cohen and Kent C. Olson


Understanding Law

John N. Adams and Roger Brownsword

Sweet & Maxwell

Citation Manuals

ALWD Citation Manual

The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation


English dictionaries covering the following areas: General Law, Commercial Law, Crime/Human Rights, Family Law/Alternative Dispute and International Law

Glossary of American Legal Terms

Searchable dictionary of legal terms

Glossary of English legal terms for divorce and separation

Research Links


Constitution Society site. Many links to sources of legal material.

Cornell Legal Information Institute (LII)

University of Washington, Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library

Washburn University School of Law, WashLaw legal research site. Here one can find links to federal law, agencies and links to states so one can quickly find agencies, boards, statutes. has referrals to legal aid resources and self help legal information.

American Law Sources Online provides an overview of the legal system in the US, Canada, and Mexico with links to state materials including statutes, administrative codes, ordinances, city charters, court rules.

Commonwealth Legal Information Institute, English Reports 1220-1873

The FLARE Index to Treaties is hosted by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, this index contains details of over 1,500 of the most significant multilateral treaties concluded from 1856 to the present. is a transnational law and international business law research tool. The “How to Search” link at the bottom of any page gives detailed instructions on using this site. Emphasis is on European Union countries but others are covered including South Africa, Japan, and the United States.