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Guide to Sources of U.S. Law

Research guide to finding basic sources of United States law.

Text and Analysis

The Constitution


  • The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation. 1996. (Ref KF4527.U54 1996 and 2002 supplements on GPO Access) Annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 29, 1992 with supplements to 1996. 2002 edition on GPO Access.
  • CQ's Guide to the U.S. Constitution: History, Text, Index, Glossary. 1986. (Ref KF4528.5.M57 1986)
  • Constitution (NARA) Includes the U.S. Code, the Constitution, Code of Federal Regulations, and Federal Rules.
  • The Right to the Assistance of Counsel: a Reference Guide to the U.S. Constitution (Ref. KF 9646.T66 2002)
  • Treatise on Constitutional Law. 3v. 1986. (Ref KF4550.R63 1986)
  • Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence (Ref. KF4527.A56)

The Bill of Rights

Document Collections

  • The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. 1976. (KF4502.D63)

  • The Founders Constitution. 5 v. 1987. (KF4502.F68 1987)
    "...a collection of thoughts, opinions and arguments of the Founders..."

  • Origins of the American Constitution: A Documentary History. 1986. (KF4502.073 1986)

  • Sources and Documents of United States Constitutions. 1973- .( KF4530.S94)

  • Sources and Documents of United States Constitutions. Second Series. 1982. (KF4530.S68)

  • Sources of Our Liberties: Documentary Origins of Individual Liberties in the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. 1959. (Ref KF4744.P4)



  • Comprehensive Bibliography of American Constitutional and Legal History, 1896-1979. 5 v. Supplement,1980-1987. 2 v. (KF4541.H34 1984)

  • Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (Ref. KF 4548.E53 2000)

  • The Dynamic Constitution: A Historical Bibliography. 1986. (KF4541.D95 1986)