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Secondary Sources

Secondary sources are useful for finding analysis, commentary and background information on a topic.  These sources are also useful tools for finding citations to relevant primary sources.

News and Current Awareness

Bloomberg BNA

Family Law Reporter (BNA): Weekly publication of federal and state cases, legislation, news, and trends. Coverage from August 6, 1996 to date.

Criminal Law Reporter (BNA):  Weekly publication (with a few exception) on significant developments and trends in criminal law.  Coverage from August 7, 1996 to date.


Use Justia’s BlawgSearch to find related law blogs on your topic.  The ABA Journal also provides a free Blawg Directory.  Below are a few recommendations:

Child Law Blog

Children and the Law Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

Missouri Adoption Law Blog

The Future of Children


HeinOnline Resources

Child and Family Law Quarterly

Child Law Practice

Children's Legal Rights Journal

International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family

Law Journal Library (for law journals and other legal periodicals)

Foreign & International Law Resources Database, includes both primary and secondary sources, such as the publications of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), International Tribunal/Judicial Decisions and Hague Permanent Court of International Justice.

Other Journal SourcesDatabases@Emory:  The below databases are helpful when researching multi-disciplinary topics.

EBSCO:  Remember the aggregate search feature with EBSCO.  Choosing just one of the below databases will allow you to view multiple collections. A few sample EBSCO databases are below.

o   Academic Search Complete

o   Sociological Collection

o   Legal Collection

o   Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, PsycInfo, PsycArticles

o   ERIC  (full text)

Additional databases:  CSA Worldwide, JSTOR, Sage, Wiley and ProQuest are also good multi-disciplinary databases.


Books and Treatises

Use discoverE to search for books, journal, videos and other materials in Emory’s catalog.  discoverE links users to materials at all nine Emory libraries, including MacMillan Law Library, Woodruff Library, and Pitts Theology. 


Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy and Practice. Douglas E. Abrams and Sarah H. Ramsey, 4th ed. KF479.A7 A25 2010, Located on the 4th floor, Law Library

Children and the Law: Rights and Obligations. Thomas Jacobs (Westlaw):  This multi-volume set offers extensive analysis of legal issues affecting children, including child welfare, adoption, guardianship, termination of parental rights and juvenile delinquency. Available on Westlaw.


Legal Rights of Children. Donald T. Kramer (Westlaw):  This loose-leaf treatise includes a table of cases and table of laws/rules pertinent to children, including rights of handicapped children, discrimination, child pornography and other legal issues. KF479 .K73 2005 Located on the 4th Floor, Law Library; Also available on Westlaw.


Annotations and Legal Encyclopedia

Be sure to use KeyCite or Shepard’s to ensure cases and other primary sources contained in the below sources are still current. 

American Law Reports (ALR) (Westlaw and Lexis)

American Jurisprudence (AmJur) (Westlaw and Lexis)

Corpus Juris Secundum (CJS), (Westlaw)

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