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, along the wall outside the Learning Center. It contains older case law volumes for North Carolina and the United States. Here are a few specific reference books worth noting:
The BlueBook: A Uniform System of Citation
R 340.028 Un5: ON RESERVE at the library's main service desk
Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage
R 340.03 G18g
Prince's Dictionary of Legal Citations
R 349.730148 P935p
Shepard's North Carolina Citations
R 348.756 Sh4c
West's Analysis of American Law
R 345.4 Un3d1