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Law and Economics, Econ 3540: Secondary Sources


Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation
Main Ref KF4527 .U54 2002
Updated online via govinfo.

Dictionaries and encyclopedias

  • Oxford Dictionary of Law, 2015
  • Black's Law Dictionary Best Bet
    Main Ref KF156 .B53 2014
    Black's Law Dictionary is also in Westlaw under All Content > Secondary Sources.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, (online, 2022)

Government publications

Law and Economics

Economic History

  • Encyclopedia of American Economic History
    Main Ref. HC103.E52 1980
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History
    Main Ref. HC15.O94 2003 (print, online
  • Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, 2015 (online)

Journal Articles, Reports, and Working Papers in Economics

Scholarly research in economics and related fields. Note: Please avoid law review articles; they do not contain the quality of economic analysis that is found in peer-reviewed economics journals. Law review journals are often titled [...] Law Review and are commonly found in the databases Westlaw and Nexis Uni.

  • EconLit Best Bet
    the primary index for the scholarly literature of economics, covering journal articles, books, and working papers, published from 1886 to the present
  • NBER Working Papers Series
  • SSRN (Social Science Research Network):  search by keyword or browse by topic
    another good source of working papers
  • Academic Search Complete
    a multi-disciplinary resource for scholarly and popular articles
    a collection of scholarly journals; type in your search terms and select the Economics discipline; dates of coverage vary.
  • Additional Databases
    your topic may be covered more thoroughly in a database from another discipline


Newspapers are great sources for coverage of prominent court cases.

Boston Globe [1872-1989] [1989-present] [ePaper, 2008-recent]
The Economist [1843-2020] [website, 1997-present]
Financial Times [1888-2010] [website]
New York Times [1851-2010] [1980-present] [ePaper, 2008-recent] [website]
Portland Press Herald and Times Record   [website]
Wall Street Journal [1889-1995] [1984-present] [ePaper, 2008-recent] [website]
Washington Post [1877-1996] [1996-present] [ePaper, 2008-recent] [website]


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