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Resources for International Students

Library Terms

From "Abstract" to "Wildcard", these resource guides allow you to look up simplified definitions of words you may hear in relation to MacMillan Law Library.  

The ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) also has a simplified definition of library terms glossary, along with a multilingual language table that translates these terms into: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish, Arabic , and Vietnamese.

Law Terms

Plain English Campaign's A to Z of Legal Phrases: This glossary of legal phrases should prove helpful to simplify definitions of legal terms.

Glossary of Legal Terms from the United States Courts: This resources, provided by the U.S. government, gives descriptions of common legal terms in a formal way.

Black's Law Dictionary: The most useful book of legal definitions.

Resources for Learning English

Consultation with Prof. Schaetzel

On top of all the resources listed here, you can meet with Prof. Schaetzel about which resources might fit their needs the best.

You can schedule a meeting with her by following this link.

Questions for the MacMillan Law Library?

Have a question for the Law Library?  Reach out to us via one of our question forms:

Faculty Research or Staff Question?
Please complete our Faculty Request form.

Student Research Question?
Please complete our Student Research Request form. 

MacMillan Library Hybrid Research Services:

          Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
          Saturday - Sunday: Closed 

MacMillan Library Building Hours (May 13 - August 16, 2024):

Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Reference Desk:
Monday: 1pm - 3pm
Tuesday: 10am - 12pm; Virtual only: 1pm - 3pm
Wednesday: 10am - 12pm; Virtual only: 2pm - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 12pm; Virtual only: 1pm - 3pm
Friday: 10am - 12pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

IT Help Desk:
Monday - Friday: 
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Emory Law Archives:
Physical archives: By appointment only.
Digital archives: More information available here
Limited remote services are available on a case-by-case basis. 
Questions?  Email Anna Sturgill, Law Librarian for Archives and Assessment Services