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Last Updated: Oct 05, 2022     Views: 479

View this Video to learn how to find publications in Nexis Uni utilizing the guided search

Legal dictionaries provide definitions of legal terminology and words in their legal sense or use. They typically provide a short definition with reference to cases and other legal sources for authority, and frequently give examples of word usage in various legal situations.


To find a legal dictionary, start with Nexis Uni:

1. Enter the library through the link in your classroom.

2. Select Nexis Uni from the A-Z Databases link under the main search box on the library's homepage.

3. Use the Guided Search located on the homepage under the search box:

A. Under "What are you Interested In?" select "Publications"

B. Under "Search for Something Specific" -  enter your keywords

C. Under "Find Publication" begin typing dictionary - you will see a list of legal dictionaries available.  

D. Click "Search" 


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See Also:

Wex Legal Dictionary & Encyclopedia External: Community-built legal dictionary sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School.

Credo Reference Law Collection:  A helpful collection of legal resources as found in our Credo Reference Collection

Legal Studies & Paralegal Studies Research Strategies Guide:  Provides pointers for getting started with your legal studies research using library databases and open websites.



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