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Civil Rights

This guide will assist you in finding online and print resources on civil rights.

Civil Rights Books and Treatises

Use the Law Library catalog to find treatises and books that include sections pertinent to civil rights law. See the suggested subject headings below.

The following print resources on civil rights law are available in the NCCU School of Law Library.


Study Aids


Legal periodicals contain articles, often written by scholars, that analyze and criticize the law. These articles contain numerous citations to primary law.

Use the following databases to find legal periodicals.

  • HeinOnline HeinOnline is a subscription database.  The Law Journal Library contains more than 1,800 legal periodicals.

  • LegalTrac LegalTrac is a periodical index. Search by subject using the term "civil rights".

  • Lexis+Access requires user name and password. Add "Legal Resource Index" to the search. Enter the terms "civil rights".

  • Westlaw Edge Access requires user name and password. Search the Law Reviews & Journals database.


The periodicals below are focused on civil rights. Find these titles and others on HeinOnline.

  • Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice
  • Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties