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Reference Books (Print and E-Books)
Article Databases
Types of articles (secondary materials) in legal research:

Law Review: A journal published by law students, includes articles by expert scholars and articles ("notes") by students. [Law review articles may or may not be peer reviewed.]

Other publications that publish articles on legal topics.  They may or may not be peer reviewed.

Excerpted from  Legal Research at Emmanuel College.

Restricted Resource = Emmanuel Faculty, Staff & Students only

Article Databases: Ranked by Relevance
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Legal Research at Emmanuel
Created by Karen Storin Linitz - Associate Dean, Library and Learning Resources

Further information:
Amicus Briefs
Federal Regulations/Executive Orders
  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
    "[T]he codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government." The U.S. Government Publishing Office.
    • Use govinfo to search across CFR.
  • Executive Orders
    The White House.
  • Executive Orders Disposition Tables Index
    ""[C]ontain information about Executive Orders beginning with those signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and are arranged according to Presidential administration and year of signature." The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
  • Federal Register
    "Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents." U.S. Government Publishing Office.
    • Use govinfo to search across the Federal Register.
Legislative/Statutory Law
General Resources/Misc.
  • American Society of International Law (ASIL)
    Electronic resource guide for international law. Explore the Topics and Resources menu options at the top of the page.
  • FindLaw
    Access to Cases & Codes (both federal and state), extensive Legal News, and links to a number of legal Blogs using the Professional Site through the link on the top right. Thomson Reuters.
  • govinfo
    "The is GPO's beta website that will eventually replace the Federal Digital System (FDsys) public website."
  • Legal Information Institute (LII)
    Cornell University Law School.
Judicial/Case Law
U.S. Constitution
Citation Style Manuals
Chicago Style of CitationsBook Cover: Chicago Manual of Style
The Bluebook
Book Cover: The Bluebook

Citation Management Tool
[Access legacy RefWorks]