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- Identify political and cultural atmosphere of the time. Set the scene.
- Tell the story of the court case. Who was involved? What was the issue? What was the ruling? What was the impact for students with disabilities and/or their families?
- What is the direct connection to one or more of the 6 key principles in IDEA?
Westlaw Campus Research [THOMSON REUTERS] This link opens in a new window
Core database of legal materials, including cases, statutes, and regulations of the U.S. government and the various state governments; includes the legal encyclopedia American Jurisprudence 2nd and American Law Reports; case law from 1789 to present; current statutes and regulations. Documents can also be accessed through broad subject categories such as Civil Rights, International Law and Environmental Law.
A red flag warns that the case is no longer good law for at least one of the points of law it contains.
A yellow flag warns that the case has some negative history but has not been reversed or overruled.
Background & Overview
Encyclopedias are a great place to find contextual overviews of information.
eBooks [GALE] This link opens in a new window
Core electronic reference collection, this collection of online subject encyclopedias provides in-depth articles on a wide range of topics, with an emphasis on the social sciences.
Credo Reference [INFOBASE] This link opens in a new window
Online reference database enables simultaneous searching of 100 scholarly reference works, across all areas of study.