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U.S. CONSTITUTION-- SELECTED RESOURCES 

Keeley Library  Revised January 23, 2001
See also:
U.S. Constitutional Law
U.S. History
Government

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book, 2001 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v. 4
 in Encyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v.7
Murphy, Bruce Allen. "Constitution of the United States" v.4 Murphy, Paul L. "Constitution of the United States" v.7  See also list of amendments included

SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS:

Most of the following contain primary source material with introductory notes or background information for each document.
Ref. 973.3724  1969  American Primer  Includes background information and text of the U.S. Constitution, pp. 76-170
Ref. 342.02303 E56  Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (4 volumes)
Ref. 342.73029 S399  The Bill of Rights, a Documentary History (2 volumes)
Ref. 973 A613 V.3  Annals of America, Volume 3   1784-1796  Organizing the New Nation 
 Includes many articles about the Constitution, Bill of Rights,  etc.
Check the Table of Contents in each of the following books for articles:
Ref. 973 M194 V.1   Great Events From History  American Series   Volume I 
Ref. 973 A5111   America, Great Crises in Our History  Volume 4

JACKDAWS: Primary Source documents located near Reference Desk  :

The Making of the Constitution  The Presidency

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--CONSTITUTION UNITED STATES--CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY SEPARATION OF POWERS--UNITED STATES

INTERNET RESOURCES

United States Constitution Constitution Society Home Page

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Jane Constant, Reference Librarian
Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
September, 1978  to  June, 2001