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Mormon Legal History 1850-1900: Utah Territory era: State Law Commentaries

This resource guide covers print and online resources for legal and Mormon history during the Utah Territorial era (1847-1896).

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Books, Articles & Bibliographies of State-Level Legal Analysis

Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926

1. This is under "Quick Links" on top left of law library home page.

2. Contains thousands of early legal treatises full-text in PDF format. The basic search is keyword. Use the topic searches to find books about a topic.

Online Catalog

Search both HBLL and law library. Many early legal commentaries have been gathered at BYU, with records in the catalog for 1) online 2) print, 3) microfiche, 4) archival, and other formats.

WorldCat (OCLC)

1. This database of books covers most libraries in the United States. This is a good resource for verifying the title or existence of a particular book.

2. This is linked from "Library Resources" tab on the law library home page.

Morris L. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law, 6 vols. +2003 supp. (1998): Third Floor KF 1 .C58 1998 V.1-6 (very comprehensive bibliography of American legal publications published prior to 1860)

HeinOnline - Legal Classics (1,400 older legal books on a variety of topics)

Law reviews (modern view looking back)

Use LexisNexis & Westlaw or Legal Trac indexes to search.

Use HeinOnline for PDFs of articles.

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