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What is an encyclopedia?
A subject-specific encyclopedia (or encyclopedic set) is a single (or multi-volume) reference work that provides background information on a more specialized discipline.
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.
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Summary of Pennsylvania Jurisprudence 2d by
Call Number: Law Alcove--2nd Fl.
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.