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  Online Reference Sources

*CREDO Reference A great collection of reference sources 

USA Reference Center and Central Government The U.S. government's official portal offers explanations of abbreviations and acronyms, access to data and statistics, government publications, photos and multimedia, and much more.

GPOAccess Database of public and private laws sanctioned since the 104th Congress.

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law In addition to simple searching this online dictionry is even broken down into subjects to encourage browsing.

Nolo's Dictionary of Law Defines legal terms in a way that is easy to understand.

Search Google Scholar


  Reference sources in the Library


For background information you will want to use a Reference Source located in the Reference Collection. You can search a specific collection in the Catalog using the Advanced Search.

To do this go the library home page and click on the words "Advanced Search"

advanced search 

Next, scroll through the Collection Box until you find "Reference"


Type your search terms (keyword terms) into the search box. Tip: you can put quotes around your phrase so that the catolog searches for those words in that exact order.

key terms

Lastly, just click the "submit" button!

For direct links to a couple relevent searches, click the links below:


Business Law

United States Government

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