Duquesne University School of Law

Legal Research Guides - Constitutional Law: Current Issues

Primary Sources

Statutes - the text of the Constitution can be found at

  • US Code – available on the Ground Floor and on HeinOnline
  • USCA - available in the Reporter Collection and on Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty).
  • USCS - available in the Reporter Collection and on Lexis Advance (Lexis Advance can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty).

Cases - current constitutional cases are the jurisdiction of federal courts and you can find those cases by looking under Constitutional law cases:

  • Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg Law can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Lexis Advance (Lexis Advance can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty).
  • Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Secondary Sources

Call Numbers for General Browsing

KF4546-KF4554   Constitutional Law in General
KF4555-KF4558   Amendments
KF4565-KF4579   Separation of Powers
KF4581-KF4583   Sources and relationships of law
KF4600-KF4629   Structure of Government
KF4700-KF4858   Individual and State
KF4865-KF4869   Church and State
KF4880-KF5130   Organs of the Government
KFP400-KFP427   Pennsylvania Constitutional Law

Introductory Resources (Study Aids)

Encyclopedias

  • Corpus Juris Secundumavailable on Westlaw (Westlaw available to current Duquesne Law students & faculty). Look under:  Constitutional Law

Treatises

Periodicals

  • Akron journal of constitutional law and policy- available online via HeinOnline
  • Constitutional commentary - available online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Constitutional forum - available online via HeinOnline
  • Constitutional law and civil rights emerging issues – available online via Lexis Advance (Lexis Advance can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Duke journal of constitutional law & public policy - available online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Hastings constitutional law quarterly - available online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Journal of church and state - available online via HeinOnline
  • Journal on firearms and public policy - available online via HeinOnline
  • Texas journal on civil liberties and civil rights - available online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • University of Pennsylvania journal of constitutional law - available online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • William and Mary bill of rights journal - available online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)

Legal Research Databases

  • Bloomberg BNA Online under US Law Week under Constitutional Law or Bill of Rights
  • Bloomberg Law under Legislation – U.S. Constitution
  • ebrary Academic Complete –under Law under Constitutional Law
  • FDsys under Constitution of the United States
  • HeinOnline under Law Journal Library – look under Browse by Subject – Constitutional Law
  • Lexis Advance under Browse Topics under Constitutional Law
  • Westlaw  under (search a specific topic under Constitutional Law)
  • Legal Scholarship Network under Constitutional Law

Websites

Constitutional Law in General 
Constitutional Law Current Issues and Current Cases
Other Libraries Constitutional Law Research Guides
Blogs

Gumberg Databases

 

created by Patricia Horvath
rev. 3/15/2016