These are good sources for basic information about legal terms and issues.
Try these sources for background information on more specific law-related topics.
Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties
R342.73085 En193s v.1-3
This collection can be found on the Lower Level, near the paralegal materials (US Code Annotated, North Carolina Digest, etc.). Here are a few highlights:
The BlueBook: A Uniform System of Citation
R 340.028 Un5 2009
Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage
R 340.03 G18g
Prince's Dictionary of Legal Citations
R 349.730148 P935p
Treatise on Constitutional Law
R 342.73 R74
West's Analysis of American Law
R 345.4 Un3d1 2011