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Last Updated: Jul 1, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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    Welcome to the Henry Whittemore Library Health Law LibGuide! 

    Please feel free to contact a librarian at any time during your research process.

    Massachusetts - Laws and Regulations

    The websites listed below are provided by the State of Massachusetts and contain laws and regulations that are applicable within the Commonwealth.

    Federal Government - Laws & Regulations

    The websites listed below are provided by the United States Federal Government. The first two websited  include legislation and bills that are currently being considered by the House of Representative and the Senate.

    The other websites that are linked allow you to find laws and regulations that were previously issued

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    Debbie Percher, MLS, MA
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    Debbie Percher
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    Framingham State University
    100 State Street PO Box 9101
    Whittemore Library 117
    Framingham, MA 01701-9101
    Tel: 508-626-4654
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    Primary and Secondary Sources in Legal Research

    Legal research can include the use of both primary and secondary sources.  Primary sources are official pronouncements of governmental lawmakers.  Examples of primary sources include court decisions, statutes, and regulations that influence legal doctrine.  Secondary sources are works that discuss, explain, or analyze legal doctrine, but are not actual laws.  Examples of secondary sources include: treatises, hornbooks, restatements and practice manuals.


    Legal Primary Sources

    Legal Secondary Sources

    Court decisions




    Regulations that form the basis of legal doctrine



    Practice manuals


    Law reviews from academic journals



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