Secondary sources serve a variety of purposes, and are often easier to use than primary sources. They are a good starting point for research and can explain, summarize, or criticize the law. Ideally, secondary sources will direct you to primary sources in your jurisdiction.
Treatises are books written by experts in the field are are tailored to meet the needs of practicing attorneys. There are a number of health law treatises listed in the NCCU Law Library online catalog. Some suggested subject headings include:
1. Health Insurance
2. Health Care Reform
3. Health Policy
E-Treatises contain the same information found in their print counterparts, and are available through Lexis Advance, WestlawNext, and Bloomberg Law. Place your cursor over each link to bring up a description in a pop-up window. If none of the treatises listed below meet your research needs, all three of the e-treatise providers have the ability to browse their resources by subject.
Note: WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law all require usernames and passwords.
Law journals and reviews are edited by students, and the articles within are from a variety of different authors. They typically explain, summarize, or critique the law. The list below contains journals specializing in health law issues.
Note: WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law all require usernames and passwords. HeinOline can be accessed on any computer utilizing NCCU's network or off-campus via Web VPN.
Journal Title Available At:
American Journal of Law and Medicine WestlawNext, HeinOnline, Bloomberg Law
Indiana Health Law Review WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, HeinOnline
Issues in Law and Medicine WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, HeinOnline
Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, HeinOnline
Journal of Health Care Law and Policy WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, HeinOnline
Michigan State University Journal of Medicine and Law WestlawNext, HeinOnline
Hornbooks and study aids are designed for student use. If the online catalog lists the item as being on Reserve, check with the circulation desk.
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