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Legal Resources: Selected Abbreviations & Locations

Online legal resources still use the standard citation format developed for the printed volumes. Most of our legal materials are now available via Westlaw, but some are also available in print. This guide lists the most heavily used materials but is not meant to be comprehensive.
 

ABBREVIATION
TITLE
CALL NUMBER / LOCATION
A.
A.2d
Atlantic Reporter
Atlantic Reporter, 2d series
Westlaw Campus  
 
Burns
Burns Indiana Statutes Annotated Ref KFI 3030 1971 .A4
C.F.R. 
Code of Federal Regulations Westlaw Campus; also online at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html and Ref K .C669
C.J.S. 
Corpus Juris Secundum  Westlaw Campus
Cal.Rptr.
California Reporter (West) Westlaw Campus
F.
F.2d
F.3d
Federal Reporter 
Federal Reporter, 2d series 
Federal Reporter, 3d series 
Westlaw Campus
Westlaw Campus
Westlaw Campus and K .F3
F.R.
Federal Register Westlaw Campus, other online, and Gov Doc AE2.106:; microfilm in Microforms, 2d floor; http://www.gpoaccessgov/fr.index.html
F.R.D.
Federal Rules Decisions Westlaw Campus
F.Supp.
Federal Supplement Westlaw Campus
Ind.
Indiana Supreme Court Reports Doc 14 SU 1.5:
Ind.App.
Indiana Appellate Court Reports Doc 14 AP 1.1:; Some opinions online.
LEd
U.S. Supreme Court Reports Lawyers Edition KF 101 .U5842 (thru 1984 only)
N.E.

N.E.2d

North Eastern Reporter
North Eastern Reporter, 2d series
Westlaw Campus and KF 135 .N6

Westlaw Campus and KF 135 .N6 ser.2

N.W.

N.W.2d

North Western Reporter
North Western Reporter, 2d series
Westlaw Campus

 

N.Y.S.

N.Y.S. 2d

New York Supplement
New York Supplement, 2d series
Westlaw Campus

Westlaw Campus and KFN 5045 .N3 ser.2

P.
P.2d
Pacific Reporter
Pacific Reporter, 2d series
Westlaw Campus
Westlaw Campus
S.Ct.
Supreme Court Reporter (U.S.) Westlaw Campus and K .S957
S.E.

S.E.2d

South Eastern Reporter
South Eastern Reporter, 2d series
Westlaw Campus

 

So.
So.2d.
Southern Reporter
Southern Reporter, 2d series
Westlaw Campus
Westlaw Campus
Stat.
United States Statutes at Large Westlaw Campus and , other online [see Tracing Legislation], and Gov Doc AE 2.111:; Doc S 7.9:(vol.)
S.W.

S.W.2d

South Western Reporter
South Western Reporter, 2d series
Westlaw Campus

Westlaw Campus

U.S.
U.S. Supreme Court Reports Westlaw Campus and Doc Ju 6.8:(vol.)

KF 101.U584 and KF 101.U5842

U.S.C.A.
United States Code Annotated Westlaw Campus and, online at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/uscode/index.html [1984 to present],  and Ref KF 62 1927

 
Other ISU Library Legal Research Guides

The Legal Research guide comprises the most complete information, and includes information  also available in separate handouts for Legal Abbreviations, Citating/Shepardizing, and Tracing Legislation. The Tracing Legislation is the most complete handout on locating  U.S. and Indiana legislative information. You may also find the Criminology and Sports Law guides helpful.

Westlaw Campus database: This database, and the Academic Universe/Legal Research link, are your primary access point for all online legal research. Westlaw provides online access to all case Reporters [courts in all 50 states, D.C., and the federal courts since 1654]; laws from all 50 states and federal statutes published in the US Code Annotated, and other legal resources. Access to secondary sources includes American Jurisprudence 2d, a comprehensive encyclopedia of state and federal law; American Law Reports, articles that summarize and analyze court decisions on a particular legal issue; hundreds of journals and law reviews from leading law schools. Westlaw Campus' Keysearch is a topic guide, like Yahoo.

A separate resource, Westlaw Keycite, should be accessed if you need to cite or shepardize a case. Access it from the Databases/Alphabetical listing [available on campus only].


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