Why Use Introductory Resources?
Introductory resources will:
- explain in general terms what is currently known about your topic; and
- help you understand the broader context of your research.
Black's Law Dictionary 9th ed. (in Westlaw's Campus Research ™ - info)
Black's Law Dictionary 9th ed.
in print -- Drexel Library Reference (1st fl.) KF156 .B53 2009
(view catalog record)
Collins Dictionary of Law (in Credo Reference - info)
Encyclopedias & Other Introductory Resources
created by Law Professor Douglas O. Linder to provide background material to students and the public at no charge
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Statistical Abstract of the United States - Statistics - info
The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
A guide is available from ProQuest:
Quick Start: Statistical Abstract of the United States Online Edition
Note: As of 2013, the Statistical Abstract is provided via ProQuest.
Earlier editions, 1878-2012, are available from the U.S. Census Bureau.