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Health Law: Secondary Sources

This guide will assist researchers with locating primary and secondary health law resources.

Secondary Sources for Health Law

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. 

Print Treatises on Health Law (General)

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

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

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. 

Blogs and other Electronic Current Awareness Sources

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