This helpful 4-page PDF produced by the Campbell University School of Law Library explains in further detail what legal encyclopedias are, why they are useful, how to use them for research, and features of specific titles.
An encyclopedia that provides summary and analysis of all fields of American state and federal law. It contains many citations to cases, statutes, and law review articles. It also includes analysis of the spirit and intent of the courts in construing the law, and Legislative intent in enacting and amending the law.
Concise text of civil and criminal substantive law, with emphasis on cases decided in the past 50 years, landmark cases, and federal cases arising out of Pennsylvania facts or applying state law. Includes discussion of relevant statutes, rules, regulations, and adopted Restatement provisions, plus official illustrations and comments contained in the Restatement. Covers family law, commercial law, and employment and labor relations. Contains Table of Statutes for easy reference.