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Law/Legal Resources


Library materials dealing with law and legal matters
are found in the K call number area and by searching the library catalog. Below are a few specific divisions .


K General works (history, biography, theory of law)
KF Law of the United States
KF 465-553 Law Regarding Persons
KF 560-720 Law Regarding Property
KF 801-1241 Contracts
KF1600-2940 Occupational Law
KF2972-3192 Intellectual Property


Public Safety
KF3985-3995 Control of Social Activities
KFA – KFW Law of Individual States


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Reference Works

Collins Dictionary of Law

Electronic Book

Dictionary of Law

Electronic Book

Great American Court Cases

Electronic Book

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law

Electronic Book

Bioethics, Health Care and the Law: A Dictionary

Code of Virginia KFV2430
Deskbook Encyclopedia of American School Law KF4114.D46
The Family Legal Advisor KF387.F26
West’s Encyclopedia of American Law KF154.W47
The Oxford Companion to American Law KF154.O96
United States Supreme Court Education Cases KF4110.3
State Constitutions of the United States KF4530.M33
Illustrated Great Decisions of the Supreme Court KF4549.M334



















You may access the following databases from any computer workstation on campus. For off-campus access, please follow the instructions found on the library’s homepage under “Off-Campus Access Instructions” or click here for an online tutorial.

Legal Collection, Containing full text content for more than 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals, this database is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

LexisNexis Congressional contains a wealth of government information including full-text congressional reports and documents, public laws, the US Code, federal regulations, and voting records for Congressional members.



American Bar Association contains legal information on topics such as employment, finances and your home. Links to professional associations provide consumers with authoritative information from experts are also featured.

Code of Virginia contains the full text laws for the state of Virginia and is searchable by keyword or section number.

Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of theUnited States Congress

FedLaw contains Federal Statutes and Regulations, federal judiciary, legislative branch information as well as links to business and legal research sites.

Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations (also know as the Code of Federal Regulations). Searchable back to 1996 by keyword or section number.

FindLaw provides easy and comprehensive legal information and a directory of lawyers.

Nolo Legal Information easy to understand legal information.

Supreme Court Collection (Legal Information Institute) presents all opinions of the US Supreme Court from 1992. Over 600 earlier decisions, selected for their historical importance, are highlighted as well.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides access to OSHA regulations, statistics, and publications.

United States Code contains the full-text laws for the United States.


If you have questions regarding any of these resources or need assistance
finding additional information, please Ask a Librarian.