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Paralegal Studies: Reference Works

Find reference works, books, journals, and online resources for your Paralegal Studies coursework here.

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Use FindLaw to search the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The CFR contains all rules made by federal agencies and executive departments.


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Selected Reference Works in the CCP Main Library

The CCP Main Library maintains a PARALEGAL COLLECTION which includes the following Reference Works, updated by supplements and pocket parts and some items located in the Reference section.

(Note: this is a teaching collection so it is not comprehensive and these items do not circulate.  You can look up the titles below in the Library Catalog for detailed holdings, or visit Jenkins Law Library).






  • Federal Practice Digest 3d & 4th series
  • West's Pennsylvania Digest, 2d series


  • United State Citations
  • United States Supreme Court Case Name Citator
  • Federal Citations

LEGAL REFERENCE (treatises, texts, manuals and forms), examples are:

For more, search the Library's catalog!

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Online Reference Sources

Articles from Reference Works can be accessed online through:



Navigate to the CCP Library home page, at; then click on Indexes and Databases and click on Credo Reference, then type a topical word into the search box; you can also enter a search of your own



If you are off-campus, you can access the databases by logging into MyCCP:

  1. On the MyCCP Home Tab, find the box labeled "Student Support"
  2. Click on the Library link
  3. Then click the Indexes and Databases button
  4. If you are prompted for a password (just refresh the page, you can press Ctrl-R to do this)
  5. Click on the link to the database you wish to search and you are ready to begin!

Click on Credo Reference, then type a topical word  into the search box


Please don't hesitate to contact a reference librarian if you need research assistance.  We are also available by text chat on Zoho, M-R 1-9:00 p.m. You can find the link to Zoho Chat at the bottom of the Library's home page  under the button "IM a Librarian."

Main Campus Library & Learning Commons: 215-751-8394 | NERC Learning Commons: 215-972-6270 | WERC Learning Commons: 267-299-5848