Landman Library

Subject Guide: School Law

Subject Specific Databases


ERIC  Authoritative database of indexed and full-text educational literature and resources.

Playlist of video tutorials on how to search ERIC.

Westlaw Campus Research  Comprehensive database of resources for researching U.S. Law. Includes primary sources including case law, statutes, and regulations at the federal and state levels as well as secondary sources e.g. American Law Reports, American Jurisprudence, and over 800 law reviews.

General / Related Databases

Academic Search Ultimate  Robust bibliographic database with over 10,000 active full-text journals and magazines, over 9,000 active full-text peer-reviewed journals, and over 6,500 active full-text peer-reviewed journals with no embargo, in subjects including Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, Religion, Philosophy, Science, and Technology.

OmniFile Full-Text Mega  Covers several core subjects, featuring full-text articles from more than 3,000 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed. Additional coverage includes graphical content, podcasts, foreign language article translations, and downloadable mp3 and article read alouds.

Sage Premier  Over 800 journals published by Sage., including journals in international relations, education, sociology, business, and more.

Short video introduction to keyword searching in Sage.

EBook Central Browse and access thousands of ebook titles.

Court Cases

Deskbook Encyclopedia of American School Law

Summarizes major cases related to education law. Most cases are from 2000 or later, but some are older.

The Law of Schools, Students, and Teachers

KF4119.85 .A42 2018

Captures the key points of the precedents governing student rights and responsibilities, as well as constitutional rights and protections for teachers.

Yearbook of Education Law

Summarizes cases from the preceding year. Latest year held is 2014.

Online version accessible through OmniFile Mega, 1997-2016

Selected School Law Journals

This is not a complete list of journals. You can search the catalog and Find a Journal for other titles. Print journals are located on the lower level of the library, alphabetized by title

Journal of Law & Education

1999-present | Online

Education and the Law

1999-2008 | Online

School Code

Pennsylvania School Laws & Rules Annotated

REFERENCE KFP390.A29 P46 2010/2012

The Pennsylvania Code can also be found online. You can use the browse feature to access all of the laws under Title 22, Education.

Court opinions are available online from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals (encompassing Pennsylvania), and the U.S. Supreme Court

Newspaper Databases

If you need to find media coverage of court cases, the following newspaper databases may be helpful.

Newspaper Source Plus  Full text for more than 1,200 newspapers, more than 40 news magazines, news from more than 130 newswires, more than 74 million full-text articles, and more than 1.7 million television and radio news transcripts.