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With any project, unless you are already knowledgeable about the topic area, it is best to start with basic, introductory resources and then to consult more focused works, moving from secondary sources to primary sources.
Secondary sources such as articles and books can provide you with an overview of your topic and help you think of search terms you might not have thought of otherwise. They also cite primary authorities such as statutes and cases. You can use the primary sources cited in secondary sources as a jumping off point to find other primary sources in several ways:
The two main indexes to law journals are LegalTrac and Index to Legal Periodicals & Books (which includes books as well). These indexes include references to many journals not included in Westlaw or Lexis databases and in some cases provide access to the full text electronically. Each of these two online indexes has a parallel print version: the Current Law Index (K33 .C87), and the Index to Legal Periodicals (K9 .N32) are shelved near the print journals on level 1. The Index to Legal Periodicals is particularly helpful if you need to find articles published prior to 1980. For additional help on finding articles, link to Finding Articles in Legal Journals and Law Reviews.
Most print journals are shelved on level 1 of the library, in alphabetical order by journal title. To find out if the library has a particular journal title in electronic format, use the e-journals link on the Library web page or ask a librarian for help.
The following is a partial list of the Children, Parents & the Law related materials available in the Thurgood Marshall Law Library. The material is listed by main entry with the title and/or author information in bold type.
Family Law Quarterly.
Chicago: Section of Family Law, American Bar Association, 1967-.
ABA Child Law Practice.
Washington, DC: ABA Center on Children and the Law, c1996- .
GENERAL STACKS KF479 .A15 A2
Family Court Review.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc., 2000-
Maryland Domestic Law Report.
Arlington, VA: Family Law News Co., 1999- .
Current year only retained.
Subject compilations of state laws.
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981-
GENERAL STACKS KF240 .S795
Freeman, Michael D.A.
Burlington, VT: Ashgate Dartmouth, 2004.
GENERAL STACKS K639 .C48 2004
Krause, Harry D.
Family law in a nutshell.
St. Paul, MN: Thompson/West, 2003.
READING ROOM KF505 .Z9 K7 2003
Kramer, Donald T
Legal Rights of Children.
Rev. 2d ed.
Eagan, MN: Thompson/West, 2005.
GENERAL STACKS KF5479 .L44 2005
What’s wrong with children’s rights?
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005
GENERAL STACKS HQ789 .G78 2005
Moyhihan, Daniel P. et al., eds.
The Future of the Family.
New York: Russell Sage Foundation 2004.
GENERAL STACKS HQ536.F98 2004
Ramsey, Sarah H.
Children and the law in a nutshell.
St. Paul, MN: Thompson/West, 2003
READING ROOM KF479. Z9 R36 2003
Family law and practice / by Arnold H. Rutkin, general editor.
New York: M. Bender, 1985-
GENERAL STACKS KF505 .F34 1985
Fundamentals of family law and practice.
Baltimore: Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc., 2000.
GENERAL STACKS KFM1294 .F86 2000
Lindey and Parley on separation agreements and antenuptial contracts.
New York: M. Bender, 1999.
GENERAL STACKS KF535 .L5 1999
Alimony, child support & counsel fees-- award, modification &
enforcement / by Barry H. Frank ... [et al.].
New York: M. Bender, 1988-
GENERAL STACKS KF537 .A94 1988
Child custody & visitation law and practice / by John P.
McCahey ... [et al.]
New York: M. Bender, 1983-
GENERAL STACKS KF547 .C47 1983
Modern child custody practice.
New York: M Bender, 2000.
GENERAL STACKS KF505.5 A98 2000
Jacobson, Leonard S.
Child custody and visitation in Maryland.
Eau Claire, WI: National Business Institute, 1995.
GENERAL STACKS KFM1304.6 J32 1995
Beck, Connie J.
Family mediation: facts, myths, and future prospects.
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, c2001.
GENERAL STACKS KF535 .B43 2001
American Law Institute.
Principles of the law of family dissolution: analysis and recomendations.
Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2002.
GENERAL STACKS KF535 .P752 2002
Biomedicine, the family, and human rights / edited by Marie-Thérèse
Meulders-Klein, Ruth Deech and Paul Vlaardingerbroek.
The Hague; New York: Kluwer Law International, c2002.
GENERAL STACKS K3611 .A77 B56 2002
Adoption law and practice / by Joan H. Hollinger ... [et al.]
New York: M. Bender, 1988-
GENERAL STACKS KF545 .A93 1988
Rauber, Diane Boyd, ed.
Making Sense of the ASFA [Adoption and Safe Families Act] Regulations: a Road Map for Effective Implementation.
Washington, DC: American Bar Association, National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues, 2001.
GENERAL STACKS KF545 .M35 2001
Walker, Nancy E.
Children's Rights in the United States: in Search of a National Policy.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1999.
GENERAL STACKS KF479 .W35 1999
Carp, E. Wayne.
Family Matters: Secrecy and Disclosure in the History of Adoption.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998.
GENERAL STACKS HV875.55 .C38 1998
Wrongful Adoption: Law, Policy, & Practice.
Washington, DC: CWLA Press; New York : E.B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, 1998.
GENERAL STACKS KF545 .F74 1998
Dorne, Clifford K.
Child Maltreatment: a Primer in History, Public Policy, and Research.
Guilderland, NY: Harrow and Heston, 1997.
GENERAL STACKS HV6626.52 .D67 1997
Early Termination of Parental Rights: Developing Appropriate Statutory Grounds.
Washington, DC: American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, 1996.
GENERAL STACKS KF547 .H374 1996
Preventing Prenatal Harm: Should the State Intervene?
Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 1996.
GENERAL STACKS RG960 .M33 1996
Humm, S. Randall, ed.
Child, Parent, and State: Law and Policy Reader.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994.
GENERAL STACKS KF479 .A75 C475 1994
Family Bonds: Adoption and the Politics of Parenting.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
GENERAL STACKS HV875.55 .B38 1993
Eekelaar, John and Sarcevic, Petar, eds.
Parenthood in Modern Society: Legal and Social Issues for the Twenty-First Century.
Dordrecht; Boston: M. Nijhoff, 1993.
GENERAL STACKS HQ755.8 .P3784 1993