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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: Bloomberg BNA is an excellent current awareness source providing access to expert analysis of legal topics, news, cases, legislation, and other primary and secondary content. 

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 exceptions) on significant developments and trends in criminal law.  Coverage from August 7, 1996 to date.


Blawgs (or law blogs) are helpful when searching for a paper topic.  Many legal professionals review blawgs to stay abreast of current trends and latest developments in an area of law.  The American Bar Association (ABA) and Justia both offer free directories that can help you find relevant legal blogs on a topic of interest.


ABA Journal's Blawg Directory

Justia’s BlawgSearch 

Below are a few children's rights blawgs which may be of interest:

Child Law Blog

Children and the Law Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

Missouri Adoption Law Blog

The Future of Children


Law Journals - HeinOnline

The William S. Hein & Co., Inc. is the world's largest distributor of legal periodicals.  HeinOnline is one of Hein's premier products and contains the popular Law Journal Library which provides comprehensive coverage of over 2,200 law reviews, bar journals, and other legal periodicals.  This collection begin with volume 1, issue 1 for each periodical in its collection and includes fully-searchable PDF images. 

A selected list of titles included in HeinOnline's Law Journal Library are as follows:

Interdisciplinary Journal Sources

Visit Databases@Emory to access Woodruff Library's full collection of multi-disciplinary databases.  Often other disciplines like sociology, psychology, economics, education, and child development are part of the study of children's rights.  A few of the more popular databases are named below.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Sociological Collection
  • Legal Collection
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, PsycInfo, PsycArticles
  • ERIC  (full text)

CSA Worldwide, Sage, Wiley and ProQuest also offer good multi-disciplinary databases which are accessible via Databases@Emory.


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. 

 Child Law: Children's Rights and Collective Obligations. Laura Westra (author); Roger Brownsword (writer of preface). K639.W47 2014.  Located on the 4th floor, Law Library.






 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.








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 (updated by pocket part) Located on the 4th Floor, Law Library; Also available on Westlaw.



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