- A legal encyclopedia publishes a comprehensive collection of brief articles on legal topics.
- The two main legal encylopedias are American Jurisprudence (Am. Jur., Am. Jur.2d) and Corpus Juris Secondum (C.J.S.).
American Law Reports (A.L.R.)
American Law Reports:
- Compilation of attorney written annotations (articles) that analyze a particular legal issue.
- These tend to be more indepth than an encylopedia article, and provide citations to cases on both sides of the issue.
- You can search for annotations on your topic using the Index volumes at the end of the set of series volumes.
- Once you have found an annotation on your topic, use the citation given to look up the annotation in the set.
- American Law Reports: Law Library--not current