Reference Books

General information about law-related topics plus sources of primary law can be found in the following Reference books:

United States Government Manual (REF JK 421 .A3)

Congressional Directory (REF JK 1011 .U83)

Congressional Quarterly Almanac (REF JK 1012 .C65)

Minnesota Legislative Manual (REF JK 6130 .L4)

North Western Reporter (REF KF 135 .N71)

Shepard’s North Western Reporter Citations (REF KF 135 .N72 S5)

West’s North Western Digest (REF KF 135 .N72 W4)

Corpus Juris Secundum (REF KF 154 .C6)

Black’s Law Dictionary (REF KF 156 .B53)

Legal Thesaurus (REF KF 156 .B856)

Great American Trials (REF KF 220 .G74 1994)

Government Information on the Internet (REF KF 242 .A1 N68 2000)

The U.S. Constitution A to Z (REF KF 4548 .M27 2002)

Minnesota Statutes (REF KFM 5430 .A2)

Minnesota Statutes Annotated (REF KFM 5430 .A41)

Minnesota Rules (REF KFM 5435 .A25)

Shepard’s Minnesota Citations (REF KFM 5459 .S5)

Minnesota Legal Research Guide (REF KFM 5475 .S63 2002)

Minnesota Practice (REF KFM 5480.M53)

  • Vol. 1, 1A, 2, 2A Civil Rules Annotated
  • Vol. 5 Methods of Civil Advocacy
  • Vol. 11 Evidence
  • Vol. 14 Family Law
  • Vol. 15, 16 Civil Practice Forms
  • Vol. 20, 20A Business Law Deskbook, 2d
  • Vol. 20 B Business Regulation - Federal
  • Vol. 20 C Business Regulation - State
  • Vol. 23 Trial Handbook
  • Vol. 24 Probate Deskbook
  • Vol. 25 Real Estate Law

Minnesota Rules of Court (REF KFM 5929 .A23)

Circulating Books

Books on a wide range of law related topics are indexed in Aleph, the library’s online catalog. Unlike the Reference books listed above, circulating books may be checked out for three weeks with your college ID card.

If you would like to browse the library’s holdings on a certain topic, use the following call number areas as a guide:

  • J - books about political science
  • JK - books about United States political institutions
  • K - books about law
  • KF - books about law in the United States
  • KFM - books about law in the state of Minnesota

Electronic Resources

We have a number of databases available for magazine and journal article searches. Performing a subject search in any of these databases should provide you with plenty of information about your topic.