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Copyright Law: Secondary Sources

An introduction to copyright research aimed at assisting Prof. Tonya Evan's Copyright in the 21st Century seminar class.

Books and Other Library Resources on Copyright

Law Review Article Search

In addition to Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw, the Law Library has several databases that specifically index and pull together scholarly legal publications, including:

In addition to academic law journals, this database also contains law-related periodicals such as bar journal publications practice-spacific periodicals like Intellectual Property Quarterly.

Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
Targeted at the more academically oriented journals.

Index to Legal Periodicals and Books Retrospective
Historical coverage of law journals back to 1908.

Copyright Current Awareness Sources

Bloomberg Law Copyright Resources
Includes copyright opinions and docket information, federal copyright office information and manuals, BNA IP and copyright law materials, and a variety of copyright law publications.

BNA Intellectual Property Resource Center
Includes the Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Journal and the World Intellectual Property Report

CCH IntelliConnect Intellectual Property Library
Includes the Copyright Law Reporter and Goldstein on Copyright

Practical Law Company
Intellectual property and technology practice center:  Practicioner-oriented resources dealing with copyright, IP, patents, privacy and data security and other IP-related topics. Click HERE to register for your free lawschool account.

Non-Subscription Periodical Searching

Current Copyright Law Literature
Created by Tarleton Law Library at the University of Texas

Google Scholar
Full text availability from databases the Law Library subscribes is shown in the results.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Contains both already published and "working" papers.

General Interest -- Newspaper Articles

To browse newspaper articles to see what are the "hot topic" issues making the news in copyright law, use one of these databases:

EbscoHost (Select Newspaper Source)
Includes U.S. and International Newspapers

ProQuest (Select News and Newspapers)
Includes the index to over 1,000 newspaper and full text of historical Wall Street Journal and New York Times.

The complete list of databases is available at:

Copyright Blogs

Intellectual Property Blogs
Compiled the ABA Journal

Media Law Prof Blog
From the Law Prof Blog Network

Other Copyright Research Guides

Created by the UMKC Libraries 

Copyright Law Research Guide
Created by the Boston University School of Law Pappas Library