The Legal Research Dictionary:
from Advance Sheets to Pocket Parts,
2nd ed., updated, revised and expanded

Legal Research DictionaryOriginally published in 1987, The Legal Research Dictionary: from Advance Sheets to Pocket Parts, revised second edition was published Fall 2006.

Find the definitions you need of hundreds of terms used in legal research and bibliography. Dictionary coverage includes the judicial, legislative and executive branches of federal, state, and local government. The new edition includes updated definitions and changes in legal research and bibliography since the first edition was published in 1987.

Among the hundreds of legal terms defined in the dictionary are the following:

  • act
  • advance sheets 
  • advisory opinion
  • annotated code
  • annotation
  • blue book
  • case history
  • citator
  • code
  • decision
  • digest
  • executive order
  • gazette
  • headnote
  • historical comment
  • judicial council
  • key number 
  • later case service
  • law revision commission
  • legislative council
  • legislative history
  • local law
  • memorandum opinion
  • model code 
  • nominative reporter  
  • parallel citation
  • pocket part
  • primary authority
  • restatement
  • secondary authority
  • session law
  • slip law
  • slip opinion
  • special statute
  • string citation
  • uncodified
  • uniform act 

The Legal Research Dictionary: from Advance Sheets to Pocket Parts 2nd ed., updated, revised and expanded is an essential reference title for attorneys, law students, library staff, paralegals, and others. The first edition was purchased by thousands of libraries (law and non-law) and organizations (law and non-law) around the world. Compiled by Elyse H. Fox, JD, MSLS, Law Librarian/Law Library Consultant, 1978-present. Practicing Attorney, 1975-1978. Legal Research Instructor, University of Michigan Law School, 1974-1975.

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