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Education Law: Education Law: Secondary Sources

Research Tip: Search by Subject Headings

If you are browsing or just looking to expand your research, try searching the University of Illinois Online Library Catalog by subject heading. Here are some subject headings that are commonly used to classify Education Law books.

Research Tip: Index Searching

Index searching is an effective way to find information for a given subject.  Secondary sources often have multivolumes, and for relevant subjects material can be included in different volumes.  Searching and finding the indexing term for education law can help you quickly identify relevant pages.    Be careful, though, publications do not use standard indexing terms (e.g., an encyclopedia might use education law and another might use schools and education).  For Education Law, the indexed term usually is listed as a top level index, with related education law subjects listed below in alphabetical order.


Overview of Resources

The Law library’s collection of education law resources consists of books, journals, and online databases. While books and journals are accessible at the library, some databases are restricted to law faculty and law students.  Even if a book is accessible it may be written for a specific target audience.  The secondary sources provided will generally identify the intended audience (e.g., legally trained, nonlegally trained).  Education law sources may be written for an audience who is legally trained (e.g., lawyers), school administrators (e.g., principals), and even for parents.  It is important to consider your research needs and any prior legal training in choosing which sources best fit your research needs.

A note on organization: each included source has a link to the catalog version, intended audience, and if applicable a location and call number. 

Secondary Source Spectrum

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