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A guide to domestic violence law resources, including sources of federal, state, and international law, practice materials and materials on specific legal issues, as well as news, scholarship, agencies, and organizations.
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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  • Legislative History Research Guide
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• Nonconsecutively paginated journals/magazines;
• Newspapers; 
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• Signed student-written law review notes;
• Unsigned student-written comments;
• Student-written book reviews;
• Non-student-written book reviews;
• Symposia;
• Specially designated articles in consecutively paginated journals; or
• Noncommercially distributed newsletters

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  • Contemporary Women's Issues
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  • HeinOnline
    HeinOnline includes its extensive Law Journal Library of full-text articles, Legal Classics, U.S. Supreme Court Library, U.S. Federal Legislative History Library, Federal Register Library, Subject Compilations of State Laws, Treaties and Agreements Library, and more.
  • HeinOnline Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
    Available from HeinOnline.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective
    Index to legal periodicals 1908-1981. Full text for most of these articles is included in HeinOnline.
  • Legal Source
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  • Historical Newspapers: New York Times
    Coverage begins in 1851.
  • Worldcat
    Catalog of books, audiotapes, videotapes, and databases in U.S. and foreigh libraries.

Research Guide Author

This guide was originally created by Margaret Moreland, reference librarian at Pace Law Library. It is currently maintained and updated by Cynthia Pittson, Head of Reference Services.


Relevant Subject Headings

  • Abused wives
  • Abused women
  • Abusive men
  • Child abuse
  • Child custody
  • Dating violence
  • Family violence
  • Homicide
  • Justifiable homicide
  • Legal assistance to abused wives
  • Marital violence
  • Prosecution -- Social aspects
  • Psychological abuse
  • Restraining orders
  • Self-defense (Law)
  • Spousal abuse
  • Victims of family violence
  • Wife abuse
  • Women -- Violence against
  • Women's shelters

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