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United States Constitutional Law: Library of Congress Subject Headings

This guide is intended to assist the user with basic constitutional law research, as well as to provide the researcher with further resources to consult. The most important sources are outlined including primary sources, treatises, hornbooks and more.

Gould Law Library Catalog

To find other constitutional law information at the Gould Law Library, you can search in the online public access catalog (OPAC) by subject (rather than keyword) and then enter the proper Library of Congress Subject Heading (see example below).


Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings you may want to search for include:

Constitutional Law:

Constitutional Law--United States   

Constitutional history--United States--Sources

Constitutions--United States   

United States. Constitution

United States--Constitutional law

Bill of Rights:

Bill of Rights (United States Constitution)

Constitutional amendments--1st-10th--United States

Constitutional Law--United States--Amendments--1st-10th

United States--Constitutional Law--Amendments--1st-10th

Individual Amendments:

Use:   Constitutional Law--United States--Amendments--(number of amendment)

e.g.:   Constitutional Law--United States--Amendments--2nd

Use:   Constitutional Amendments--(number of amendment)--United States

e.g.:   Constitutional Amendments--1st--United States

Use:   United States. Constitution. (amendment name and number)

e.g.:   United States. Constitution. 12th Amendment

Use:   United States--Constitutional Law--Amendments--(number of amendment)

e.g.:   United States--Constitutional Law--Amendments--4th