Research guides

Dictionaries, Thesauri, and More

Specialty

Jenkins has a small collection of specialty dictionaries. A selection of these is listed below.

Tip: Additional specialty dictionaries are available to most Jenkins members on HeinOnline (Source Trail: From Browse Databases by Name, select Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf > Dictionaries).

Tip: This guide focuses on materials available at Jenkins. More recently published dictionaries may be available. Public libraries, like the Free Library of Philadelphia, and academic libraries often have a larger collection of dictionaries and reference materials. Academic libraries may have access restrictions and we recommend contacting them before visiting for their most up-to-date policy information.

Architecture and Construction

Dictionary of Architecture and Construction McGraw-Hill

  • Location: NA31 .H32 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has ©1975.

Means Illustrated Construction Dictionary Means

  • Location: TH9 .M4 1985 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has 1st (1985) edition.

Banking, Business, and Insurance

Dictionary of Banking Terms Barron's

  • Location: HG151 .F57 2006 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has 5th (2006) edition.

The Dictionary of Business and Credit Terms National Association of Credit Management

  • Location: HG3751 B516 1983 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has ©1983.

Dictionary of Business and Economics Terms Barron's Educational Series

  • Location: HF1001 .F78 2012 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has 5th (2012) edition.

Dictionary of Business and Management J. Wiley

  • Location: HF1001 .R67 1993 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has ©1993.

A Handbook of Business Law Terms West

  • Location: KF390.B84 H3 1999 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has ©1999.

Insurance Dictionary McFarland

  • Location: HG8025 T481 1989 (Historic)
  • Note: Library has ©1989.

Computers and Technology

Bottom Line: Glossary of Computer Terms Pennsylvania Bar Institute

  • Location: QA76.15 B6 1993 (Historic)
  • Note: Library has ©1993.

Microsoft Press Computer Dictionary Microsoft Press

  • Location: QA76.15 .M53 1991 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has ©1991.

Newton's Telecom Dictionary Flatiron Pub.

Environmental

Environmental Regulatory Glossary Government Institutes

  • Location: TD169.3 .E58 1993 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has 6th (1993) edition.

Intellectual Property

Dictionary of Intellectual Property Research, Patents & Trademarks

  • Electronic Access: HeinOnline via Jenkinslaw.org (Membership resource, available to most Jenkins members)
  • Note: Library has electronic access to ©1954 on HeinOnline.
  • HeinOnline Source Trail: From Browse Databases by Name, select Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf > Dictionaries > Dictionary of Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Law Dictionary Law Journal Press

  • Location: Law Journal Press via Jenkinslaw.org (Membership resource, available for law firms with less than 50 attorneys)
  • Note: Originally published in 2004 and updated by the publisher as needed (see the publisher for more information).

Modern Patent Law Precedent: Dictionary of Key Terms and Concepts Glasser LegalWorks

  • Location: KF3109 .A38 1999 (General Collection; Historic)
  • Note: Library has 4th (1999) and 3rd (1997) editions.

Nolo's Intellectual Property Law Dictionary Nolo Press

  • Location: KF2977.5 E42 1985 (Historic)
  • Note: Library has 1st (1985) edition.

International and Comparative Law

Dictionary of International and Comparative Law Oceana Publications

  • Location: KZ1161 .F6 2003 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has 3rd (2003) edition.

Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law Oceana Publications

  • Location: KZ1161 .P37 1988 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has ©1986, 1988 edition.

Pocket Dictionary of Canadian Law Carswell

  • Location: KE183 .D84 2002 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has 3rd (2002) edition.

International Trade

Dictionary of International Trade Wiley

  • Location: HF1373 .R67 1994 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has 1994 edition.

Dictionary of International Trade Terms William S. Hein & Co.

  • Electronic Access: HeinOnline via Jenkinslaw.org (Membership resource, available to most Jenkins members)
  • Note: Library has electronic access to ©1996 on HeinOnline.
  • HeinOnline Source Trail: From Browse Databases by Name, select Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf > Dictionaries > Dictionary of International Trade Terms

Key Words in International Trade International Chamber of Commerce

  • Location: HF1373 .K4 1996 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has Rev. 4th (1996) edition.

Labor & Arbitration

A Dictionary of Arbitration and Its Terms: Labor, Commercial, International Oceana Publications

  • Location: KF3422.5 S458 1970 (Historic)
  • Note: Library has ©1970.

Dictionary of Labor Law Terms CCH

  • Electronic Access: HeinOnline via Jenkinslaw.org (Membership resource, available to most Jenkins members)
  • Note: Library has electronic access to 2nd (1953) edition on HeinOnline.
  • HeinOnline Source Trail: From Browse Databases by Name, select Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf > Dictionaries > Dictionary of Labor Law Terms (2nd ed.)

Historic Specialty Dictionaries (pre-1950)

A Commercial Dictionary Containing the Present State of Mercantile Law, Practice and Custom J. Humphreys

  • Location: HF1001 .M65 1804 (Rare Books)
  • Note: Library has 1804 printing.

A Naval Encyclopedia: Comprising a Dictionary of Nautical Words and Phrases L.R. Hamersly & Co.

  • Location: V23 .N3 1881 (Rare Books)
  • Note: Library has 1881 printing.

The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce J. & P. Knapton

  • Location: HF1001 .S3 1751 (Rare Books)
  • Note: Library has 1751-55 printing.