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U.S. Constitution Resources

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Table of Contents:
Databases
Reference Sources
Internet Resources and Websites
Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Media Resources
Print Resources
Government Resources


Search databases and indexes to find citations and/or full text for online articles, books, images, or statistics.

America: History and Life Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Database includes citations and abstracts of journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations covering the history and culture of the United States, including information on the U.S. Constitution and America's Founding Fathers. Helpful subject terms include, "United States. Constitution," "Constitutional amendments," "Constitutional law," and "civil rights."


American Memory (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A digital collection of historical materials from the Library Congress including manuscripts, pamphlets, images, audio and video recordings, and maps on the U.S. Constitution and America's Founding Fathers. A search using the subject term, "United States--Constitution," results in over a thousand records. Of particular note is the Thomas Jefferson papers and 18th century editions of the "House Journal," the journal of the U.S. House of Representatives. There is also other relevant material related to woman's suffrage and civil rights, among other constitutional issues.


CQ Researcher Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full-text reports about current social, political, and economic issues are included in this database. One can browse by topic and select "Constitutional Law and Justice" or "U.S. Supreme Court and Judicial System" to find articles related to the U.S. Constitution or search for specific constitutional issues or cases.


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A digital reference collection containing over 4000 full-text reference books, including encyclopedias, almanacs, and handbooks that provide concise overviews of subjects and events. A search for "United States Constitution" results in articles from over 3000 reference sources, or one can search for specific constitutional issues or cases.


LexisNexis Academic Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full-text access to a wide range of news, business, and legal information, including law reviews, law journals, and U.S. case law, codes, and statutes are provided. It includes such journals as, "Hastings constitutional law quarterly," "University of Pennsylvania journal of constitutional law," and "Constitutional commentary," among others.


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works available in print or online.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A comprehensive overview of U.S. constitutional law covered in 6 volumes. It includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Location: 1st Fl Reference - KF4548 .E53 2000


Landmark decisions series Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Book series published over various years covering major U.S. Supreme Court cases and constitutional law. It includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Location: 1st Fl Reference KF4549 .L37


The Constitution of the United States of America: analysis and interpretation Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
U.S. constitutional law cases are examined in this work. A 2008 supplement is located in the back pocket of the book. Bibliographical references and indexes are also included.
Location: 1st Fl Reference KF4527 .U54 2004


U.S. Constitution A to Z Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of CQ's Researchers ready reference encyclopedia of American government. It covers the U.S. Constitution, constitutional law, and related history in a concise and approachable manner. Bibliographical references and index are also included.
Location: 1st Fl Reference KF4548 .M33 2002


Resources freely available on the Internet.

National Constitution Center Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The National Constitution Center is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution, its history, and its contemporary relevance. It's website contains online resources for students and teachers, online exhibits, and news updates.


Supreme Court of the United States Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Website maintained by the Supreme Court of the United States containing information about the Supreme Court, Supreme Court Justices, and recent court decisions.


U.S. Government Manual Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches are covered in this official handbook of the Federal Government. The "Judicial" link includes includes information on the Constitution, Supreme Court, Trial and Appellate Courts, as well as other links related to government publications, federal codes, specific court cases, and the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.


Journals and periodicals available online or in print at the CSI Library.

Constitutional Commentary Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Published by the University of Minnesota Law School three times a year, the journal is one of the few faculty-edited law journals in the country. It enjoys a wide following among legal scholars, historians, political scientists and others interested in constitutional law and history and is available in the LexisNexis Academic database from 11/05/1995 to the present.


Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Quarterly is is the country's oldest law journal devoted exclusively to constitutional law. It is published four times yearly by the students of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and seeks to provide a forum for a broad and interdisciplinary discussion of all aspects of constitutional law. It is available in the LexisNexis Academic database from 04/10/1998 to the present.


International Journal of Constitutional Law Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Published in association with the New York University School of Law, the journal is dedicated to international and comparative constitutional law. It is included in Westlaw, a well-established legal aggregator, and is available electronically in the Oxford Journals database from 2003 to the present.


University of Pennsylvania journal of constitutional law Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The journal provides a forum for the interdisciplinary study of and rigorous analysis of constitutional law and has a working relationship with the National Constitution Center. It is available in the LexisNexis Academic database from 05/10/1998 to the present.


Images, audio, video, software, and other media resources.

Key Constitutional Concepts Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
An hour-long video including: "Creating a constitution: One man changes the constitution, Gideon v. Wainwright--Checks and balances, and Youngstown v. Sawyer." It was created by The Rosenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands in partnership with the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.


Print resources available in the CSI LIbrary.

American constitutional law Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
U.S. constitutional law, court cases, and the structure of government are addressed in this book. It includes bibliographical references.
Location: Stacks 3rd Floor - KF4549.R67 2007


Constitutional law for a changing America.Rights, liberties, and justice Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Textbook covering U.S. Constitutional law, Civil Rights, and the U.S. Supreme Court. The work is particularly strong in its coverage of the Supreme Court's institutional powers and constraints; incorporation of the Bill of Rights; 1st amendment issues; the right to privacy; attorneys, trials, and punishments; discrimination; and voting and representation. It includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Textbook Reserve - KF4748 .E67 2010


Information resources provided by federal, state, or city governments.

America's Historical Documents: Constitution of the United States Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
National Archive's web page devoted to the U.S. Constitution. It includes classroom resources, research links, as well as high resolution images and a transcript of the original, primary source, document.


Civil rights under fire: recent Supreme Court decisions Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
An electronic transcript of the hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, from October 8, 2009. It covers constitutional law, particularly U.S. Supreme Court cases, dealing with civil rights issues.


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