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Paralegal: Reference

Information resources for Paralegal students and also resources on general law issues.

Online Reference Sources - Legal


In addition to the print collection, ACC students and faculty also have access to numerous online reference resources. 

For example, "Gale Virtual Reference Library" is a large library database that contains numerous reference resources including a variety of legal reference resources. 

A partial listing of online materials within "Gale Virtual Reference Library" is provided below.

  • The Bill of Rights , 5v,  2005
  • Capital Punishment: Cruel and Unusual? , 2006
  • Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century--Europe: Sources on the Rise of Modern Constitutionalism , Vol. 2 2006
  • Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library , 5v,  2005
  • Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice , 2nd ed.,  4v,  2002
  • Encyclopedia of Interest Groups and Lobbyists in the United States , 2v,  2000
  • Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement , 3v,  2005
  • Encyclopedia of Politics , 2v,  2005
  • Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities , 2v,  2005
  • Encyclopedia of the American Constitution , 2nd ed.,  6v,  2000
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law , 3d.,  2v,  2013
  • Gale Encyclopedia of World History: Governments , 2v,  2008
  • Major Acts of Congress , 3v,  2004
  • National Survey of State Laws , 6th ed.,  2008
  • National Survey of State Laws , 5th ed.,  2005
  • Political Theories for Students , 2002
  • West's Encyclopedia of American Law , 2nd ed.,  13v,  2004


Zimmerman's Research Guide: An Online Encyclopedia for Legal Researchers - Free resource from a lawyer. Covers all area of the law.

Pint Reference Sources - Legal


The ACC Library print collection has a variety of legal dictionaries, encyclopedias, and similar resources.

Examples include:



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