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Election Law: Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources - Introduction

Generally, treatises give researchers a broad overview about a topic or area of the law. 


Legal Encyclopedia provides a set of brief articles on a given subject and is a good place to start your legal research if the area is new to you.


An ALR article treats a very specific legal issue and is in greater depth.


Form books help students and lawyers draft complaints, answers, and other motions used in court proceedings.


Journal and law review articles offer another research opportunity because often authors will present in-depth analysis about a particular issue and include useful citations.


These secondary resources contain references to cases and other secondary resources. 


See sub-pages under this page for more subject-specific books.                        

List of Key Secondary Sources

Election Law: Cases and Materials

Federal Procedure

West's Federal Administrative Practice

American Jurisprudence, 2nd Edition (AmJur)

Corpus Juris Secundum (CJS)

American Jurisprudence Pleading and Practice Forms

Bender's Federal Practice Forms

American Law Reports (ALR)

Election Law Journal


Legal Encyclopedia

      American Jurisprudence, 2nd edition "Elections"

      • The "Elections" chapter is in volume 25 of print material
      • Also available on Westlaw and Lexis


      Corpus Juris Secondum (CJS) "Elections"

      •  The "Elections" chapter is in volume 29 of print material
      •  Also available on Westlaw


American Law Reports (ALR)

Each ALR article discusses a very specific legal concept and lists references to related cases and secondary sources.

Use Index to find relevant ALR articles. Suggested keywords for ALR index are :

- Absentee Voting

- Apportionment and Allocation

- Ballots

- Civil Rights and Discrimination

- Contributions

- Elections and Voting

- Gerrymandering

- Political Action Committees

Also available on Westlaw and Lexis. 

(Note: Lexis does not have ALR 1st series.)







1. Election Law Journal is available from 2003 to present via Westlaw. The publisher's website has all issues and a few issues are available for free.


Note-While Oklahoma City University only subscribes to one journal devoted entirely to election law, researchers should search for information about their topic in subscription databases such as Westlaw, and Lexis Advance.


Form Books

Google Books

Google Book Search

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search


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