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Black’s Law Dictionary - KF156 .B53 2009 - Reference (Evans Library 1st floor)

Bieber’s Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations - KF246 .B46 2001 - (Evans Library 5th Floor)

Fundamentals of Legal Research - KF240 .M4715 2002 - Reference (Evans Library 1st floor)

U.S. Code Annotated - KF62 1927 W45 - Reference (Evans Library 1st floor)

Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation - KF245 .U55 - Reference (Evans Library 1st floor)

West's Legal Forms - KF170 .W4 1981 - (Evans Library 5th floor)

Corpus Juris Secundum (CJS) - KF154 .C56 - (Evans Library 5th floor)

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