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Starting Points

  • Westlaw Next Campus Research
    Online legal research service designed especially for students. (Note: this replaces Lexis-Nexis)
  • HeinOnline
    Archival database of full page images from legal periodicals & related materials. Also includes digital backfiles of the Federal Register; U.S. Reports; the Code of Federal Regulations; the U.S. Statutes at Large; the Congressional Record; and more.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Provides full text for many topics. Great place to start research.
  • Journal Titles
    Locate a specific newspaper or magazine in the library's online, microfilm, and print collections.
  • Lexis-Nexis (We no longer subscribe due to budget cuts, recommend using Westlaw or HeinOnline)

Beyond the Surface

  • CQ Researcher
    Each single-themed, report provides an overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set and Papers, 1789-1994 (Readex/Newsbank)
    Reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Also includes American State Papers, 1789-1838 and Serial Set Maps.

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