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Law Reference Resources
The Law Reference Collection houses an assortment of legal dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, guides, and handbooks, as well as large print sets that aid in finding legal cases. The collection is located on the 2nd floor of the Madigan Library.
Subject-specific reference books that contain an alphabetical list of words with information about them that is specific to that particular subject and not necessarily generic like you would find in an average, everyday dictionary.
Subject-specific encyclopedias (or encyclopedic sets) are a single (or multi-volume) reference work that provides background information on a more specialized discipline.
Guides & Handbooks
Reference manuals usually consulted for basic information or instruction, quick fact-finding, or for a concise and authoritative survey of a topic.
A reference work that lists words grouped together according to similarity of meaning (containing synonyms and sometimes antonyms).