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Legal History

This guide includes recommended resources and tips for effective research for research in American legal history.

Legal Dictionaries

Law Journals

Law journals and law reviews are collections of articles written by law scholars, lawyers, and students on a specific topic.  Not only do they provide analysis of issues, but the citation list and referenced works may provide you with additional direction as you research.  It's important to note, however, that many law review articles are written and edited by law students who may lack first-hand experience that practicing law brings.

HeinOnline Footnotes

Use the footnotes to locate primary sources and secondary sources relevant to your topic! When possible, HeinOnline will highlight footnoted sources and provide links to the full text:

Recommended History Databases for Historical Research

In addition to JSTOR, explore the following database for journal articles and book citations: