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LAW 9106 - Music and Copyright Seminar: Secondary Sources

This guide is intended to serve as a resource for students in Professor Fishman's Music and Copyright Seminar.

Secondary sources are materials that discuss, explain, analyze, and critique the law. They discuss the law, but are not the law itself. Secondary sources, such as Law Journals, Encyclopedias, and Treatises are a great place to start your legal research. Unlike primary sources (case law, statutes, regulations, etc.), secondary sources will help you learn about an area of law, provide you with the scope of the law, and will provide you with citations to applicable and relevant primary law materials.

Treatises in the Catalog:

Treatises on Lexis:

Treatises on Westlaw:

This page provides examples of some of the books that are available in print and online through the Vanderbilt Library system. Because books are cataloged by subject, you may want to consider finding one that looks relevant and then browsing the shelf around it for similar titles when looking for print sources. You can access the Vanderbilt Libraries catalog here and search for additional books.

There are several law reviews and journals dedicated to entertainment law issues; however, note that scholarly articles on music and entertainment law may also appear in journals that are general in nature, so you should not limit your research only to entertainment- or music law-specific journals.

Some specific journals that publish articles on entertainment law and the arts include: