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Topic - Health Law: Home

A guide to information resources for students learning about health law


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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.

Contact the Library

Circulation Desk
(Renewing, ILL, Checkin/Checkout)

Reference Desk
(Database help, Using materials)

Frequently Used Links for Students

How to Login if You are Off-Campus

FSU's Whittemore Library requires that users who are off-campus authenticate through Blackboard.  

Blackboard accounts are set up through Blackboard, not the library, so while we will help as much as possible to get you onto our databases from off-campus, sometimes we may have to refer you back to Blackboard or Information Technology to get your account set-up properly. 

Below we have included links for how to contact the ITS Help Desk if you need assistance.

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


Subject Librarian

Guide Originally Created by:

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Debbie Percher
Debbie Percher
Reference Librarian
Whittemore Library 117
Framingham State University
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
Tel: 508-626-4654