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U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW  AND  THE SUPREME COURT-- SELECTED RESOURCES

Keeley Library   Revised January 23, 2001
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Primary Sources
 
 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:  World Book, 2001 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v. 18
 in Encyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v. 26
Fiss, Own M. "Supreme Court of the United States" v.18 Pritchett, C. Herman. "Supreme Court of the Unite States" v. 26

SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

Ref. 342.02303 E56  Encyclopedia of the American Constitution Includes constitutional history and summary of    famous constitutional cases. (4 volumes) 
Ref. 342.73029 S399 The Bill of Rights, a Documentary History   One of the most  comprehensive works about  the Bill of Rights. (2 volumes) 
Ref. 347.7326 W827  Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court Excellent source which
 includes a list of cases as well as major decisions of the Court. 
Ref. 347.732603 S959  The Supreme Court  A-Z
Ref. 347.7326  Facts about the Supreme Court of the United  States Highlights important cases of each  important period in the Supreme Court's history. 
Ref. 347.7326 S959 The Supreme Court Yearbook  1990-1991 Highlights important cases for this year. 
Ref. 341.4810904 G786 Great Events From History  Human Rights Series  Covers 20th Century events worldwide,  but includes many events related to U.S. Constitutional rights. 
American Heritage Periodical  articles about this period can be located by using the American Heritage Index.  The Keeley Library has an extensive collection of this journal, and a number of issues with articles about this topic.
PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE
SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
 As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases. You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab
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UNITED STATES. SUPREME COURT UNITED STATES-- CONSTITUTIONAL LAW` UNITED STATES. SUPREME COURT--CASES

CDROM PROGRAM

U.S. Constitutional Law Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Keeley Library has a single copy of this program purchased from Cornell University. Site licenses can be purchased for about $80.00. 

WEB SOURCES

Cornell University has an excellent web site where all the leading U.S. Constitutional Law decisions are located. 
    http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/conlaw.htm
Find Law Cases and Codes: U.S. Supreme Court Opinions Oyez Project at NWU
FLITE Supreme Court Decisions  1937-1975 Constitutions of the World
  • Constitution Center
  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • America's Freedom Documents

  • Also:: Major search engins such as Excite , Yahoo, Magellan have links to Law and Supreme Court Cases

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