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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.

Books & Treatises


Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Privacy (Westlaw) (Defamation is also covered).

Defamation: A Lawyer’s Guide (Westlaw)

Law of Defamation (Westlaw)

Modern Constitutional Law (Westlaw)

Smolla & Nimmer on Freedom of Speech (Westlaw)

The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech (Westlaw)

Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance and Procedure (Westlaw)


E-Commerce, Internet and Social Media Law:

E-Commerce and Internet Law (Westlaw)

Internet and Online Law (Lexis)

Law of the Internet (Lexis)

McGrady on Social Media (Lexis)


PLI Treatises on Bloomberg Law

·         Sack on Defamation: Libel, Slander and Related Problems (Bloomberg)

·         Advertising and Commercial Speech: A First Amendment Guide (Bloomberg)

·         Social Media and the Law (Bloomberg)


Libel Tourism

Litigation of International Disputes in U.S. Courts (Westlaw) (Chapter 20)


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.  

Law Reviews and Journals

HeinOnline Resources

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.


Electronic Frontier Foundation (Free Speech) – A nonprofit organization founded in 1990 to defend civil liberties in the digital world.  EFF addresses several issues, including free speech.

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