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Legal Research: ALR, Annotations
& Treatises

It is recommended that an attorney be consulted when an interpretation of the law is needed. UCF library staff are not able to provide any legal advice. Legal Assistance Information

Annotations of Cases

Treatises, Hornbooks, Casebooks, In a Nutshell, etc.

See also Florida texts.

Various published series exist providing single-volume overviews of specific areas of the law. Although the UCF Library does not have a comprehensive collection of these texts, some of them can be located through

  • the UCF library catalog by searching for the legal topic by keyword, e.g. "torts" and the keyword "series",
  • then Browse Results by Call Number: Library of Congress "K". (browse by call number feature is currently unavailable)

Some of the legal topic series include:

Am Jur Trials

America Law Reports (ALR)

provide detailed discussions concerning legal issues with extensive summaries of relevant court cases.



Beginning with the 7th series, reported cases are nor reproduced in the volumes due to widespread online access to cases.

The citation format also changes beginning with the 7th series; the previous format still applies for the 1st through 6th series. The fourth article in the first volume of ALR 7th begins on page 283. Under the previous citation format it would have been cited as 1 A.L.R.7th 283, but under the new format it is cited as 1 A.L.R.7th Art. 4.

Through July 31, 2024, the UCF Libraries has temporary access to the Westlaw Campus database, which includes the text of American Law Reports. No funds have been identified for extending the Westlaw Campus access beyond July 31st.