AP American Government: Constitutional Law

Encyclopedias and Reference Books

  • Bill of Rights: a user's guide. Ref KF 4750 .M66 1991
  • Constitutional Law. Ref KF 4550.G85 2010
  • Editorials on File. Ref D 839 .E3 1998-current (1970-1997 are shelved at the rear of the Ref area)
  • Constitutional amendments : encyclopedia of the people, procedures, politics, primary documents relating to the 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Ref KF4557 .G76 2017 2 vols
  • Encyclopedia of civil liberties in America. Ref JC 599 .U5 E53 2005 3 vols
  • Encyclopedia of civil rights in America. Ref E 185.61 .E544 1998 3 vols
  • The evolving Constitution : how the Supreme Court has ruled on issues from abortion to zoning. Ref KF 4548 .L54 1992
  • Great American court cases. Ref. KF 385 .A4 G68 1999 4 vols
  • Historic documents. Ref E 839.5 .H57 1972 - current
  • Historic U.S. court cases, 1690-1990 : an encyclopedia. Ref KF 385.A4 J64 1992
  • Landmark decisions of the United States Supreme Court. Ref KF 4549 .L37 5 vols
  • Major acts of Congress. Ref KF 154 .M35 2004 3 vols
  • The Oxford companion to American law. Ref KF 154 .O96 2002
  • U.S. laws, acts, and treaties. Ref KF 385.A4 U152 2003 3 vols

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  • American Civil Liberties Union (The ACLU is a non-profit, non-partison organization whose mission is to preserve and protect individual citizens' rights according to the Constitution's Bill of Rights)
  • Findlaw : US Supreme Court Center (a variety of court resources, including news, decisions, and opinions, and court dockets)
  • LII Supreme Court Collection (The Legal Information Institute of Cornell Univ. Law School "offers all opinions of the United States Supreme Court handed down since 1992, together with over 600 earlier decisions selected for their historic importance, over a decade of opinions of the New York Court of Appeals, and the full United States Code.")
  • Civil Rights 101 (chronology of decisions, 1834 – 2007, with links to the decisions from CivilRights.org)
  • Oyez Project: U.S. Supreme Court Media (a multimedia archive of the Supreme Court, browsable by case, and Justice, this is a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since October 1955; includes a virtual tour of the Supreme Court building ("oyez" is Middle English for "hear ye" and is used three times in succession to introduce the opening of a court of law)
  • The Supreme Court: Justices, Landmark Decisions, Timelines
  • U.S. Constitution (fully searchable copy from Cornell Law School)
  • U.S. Judiciary: the Federal court system and decisions (a research guide from the Law Library of Congress)

Revised 4/2017