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Answered By: Suzanne Schriefer, Criminal Justice & Paralegal Librarian
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2016     Views: 57

Links to databases and reputable websites that provide access to law dictionaries are available in the School of Justice Studies Guide.   Scroll to the Finding Criminal Justice Resources box on the home page and click on the Finding Dictionaries and Encyclopedias tab to access links to resources:

In Credo Reference, click on Find a Book, then type "law dictionary" in the "Title Contains" text box.  A listing of the legal dictionaries available in the database will be listed.  Please note that Collins Dictionary of Law provides definitions for European Union and Commonwealth countries.

Paralegal students have access to several legal dictionaries in Lexis Advance.  To restrict a search to just the dictionaries, click on "Secondary Materials" link in the Explore Content box.


Select "Dictionaries" on the next page.


View the titles included at the bottom of the next page.  Type your search term in the text box at the top of the page and click enter.