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Books in the Library

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Supreme Court Drama
Call Number: R 347 SUP MIDDLE
ISBN: 0787648779
Profiles approximately 150 cases that have influenced the development of key aspects of law in the United States.

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Information Series on Current Topics
Call Number: REF 300 INF
ISBN: 9781414404103
Multi-volume set geared towards this type of project. Includes titles on Gun Control, Death and Dying, Minorities, etc.

 

Student Research Center

 

Researching Constitutional Issues

University of Texas at El Paso.  "Constitution Day." 8 November 2011. http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=70229.

 

Controversial Issues Resources

Now that you have a good understanding of your issue, use these databases to find information for your paper.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context- provides background information, viewpoint essays, statistics and current articles.

CQ Researcher- overviews of a current issue, pro-con essays, historical context and future steps in an all in one report.

 

Off Campus?

If you are using library databases from off-campus, find the passwords here.

 

Books in the Library

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The Constitution and Its Amendments
Call Number: 342.73 NEW MIDDLE
ISBN: 0028648587
Contains 165 essays in which the authors discuss specific articles or amendments to the Constitution of the United States.

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Oxford companion to the Supreme Court of the United States
Call Number: R 347 OXF MIDDLE
ISBN: 0195058356
Guide to the United States Supreme Court containing more than a thousand alphabetically arranged entries.

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American Justice
Call Number: R 349.73 AME MIDDLE
ISBN: 0893567620
A 3-volume illustrated reference set.

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