Welcome to the Research Guide for Constitutional Law. The majority of research information required for this course is provided by the professor in the form of required readings. However, a few additional electronic resources are available linked from here and from the Electronic Resources section of the library home page. Print resources are available in the PHC on-campus collection or by mail to distance learning members of the PHC community. You may check out the location and availability of an item in the on-campus collection through the online catalog, Voyager, accessed here or through the library home page.
Professional library assistance is available on campus, by phone at 540-441-8400, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
LexisNexis Academic - Legal
Search the full text of U.S. and international legal cases. Part of a LexisNexis database.
U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978
"Containing nearly 11 million pages of records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978, this product provides an essential primary source tool for the study of all aspects of American history as well as the U.S. judicial system."
Supreme Court is the official site developed and maintained by the court. You can listen to archived oral arguments and read court documents.
Oyez Project began as a multimedia experience of "all things" Supreme Court. Of particular note is the access to audio of the arguments before the court, not just the rulings.
Cornell Law allows you to locate the opinion of the court and any concurring or dissenting opinions.
Turabian is the approved citation format for this course. Information on proper Turabian citation is available in the PHC collection, Chicago manual of style, at Ref Z 253 .U69 2003 or online at several sites, such as OWL (Online Writing Lab).
Created: Thornhill, 2011. Revised, 2013.