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Legal Research Resources for USD Students (Non-Law): United States Constitution

This guide is intended for academic research in legal resources by University of South Dakota graduate and undergraduate students from colleges and schools other than the School of Law. The information in this guide is not intended as legal advice.

Annotated U.S. Constitution

An annotated constitution includes commentary and summaries of cases interpreting the Constitution's provisions.

The United States Constitution as a Historical Document

Introduction to Constitutional Research

1. Locate and read the text of the constitutional provision or amendment.

2. Find secondary sources (encyclopedias, treatises, law review or journal articles) to obtain background information and analysis.

3. Find cases that interpret or apply the text.

4. Research the history of the provision or amendment for additional background information.

Search the USD Catalog for Books and E-books on the United States Constitution

Search the USD Libraries Online Catalog
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History of the Constitution - USD Resources

Legal "Bluebook" Citation Style for Constitutions

Encyclopedias - USD Resources

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