The Legal Research Dictionary:
from Advance Sheets to Pocket Parts,
3rd edition

Legal Research DictionaryThe revised and expanded third edition is now available. Earlier editions have been purchased by law and non-law libraries around the world.

Find the definitions you need of hundreds of terms used in legal research and bibliography. Dictionary coverage includes the judicial, legislative and executive branches of federal, state, and local government.

Among the hundreds of legal terms defined in the dictionary are the following:

  • act
  • advance sheets
  • advisory opinion
  • annotated code
  • annotation
  • blue book
  • case history
  • citator
  • code
  • decision
  • digest
  • executive order
  • headnote
  • historical comment
  • judicial council
  • key number
  • later case service
  • legislative history
  • local law
  • memorandum opinion
  • model code
  • nominative reporter
  • parallel citation
  • pocket part
  • primary authority
  • restatement
  • secondary authority
  • session law
  • slip law
  • slip opinion
  • special statute
  • uncodified
  • uniform act

The Legal Research Dictionary: from Advance Sheets to Pocket Parts, third edition, revised and expanded is an essential reference title for attorneys, law students, library staff, paralegals, and others. Compiled by Elyse H. Fox, JD, MSLS, Law Librarian/Law Library Consultant, 1978-present. Practicing Attorney, 1975-1978. Legal Research Instructor, University of Michigan Law School, 1974-1975. One copy: $65, 2 copies: $120; 3 copies: $175, 4 copies: $230, 5 copies: $285. For larger quantities, please ask.