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Starting Points

  • Westlaw Next Campus Research
    Online legal research service designed especially for students.
  • 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.
  • Lexis Nexis Legal
    Federal, state, and some international statutes, codes, case law; law reviews; and patents.
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
    Index of major journals, books, and reports in criminology and related disciplines.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Provides full text for many topics. Great place to start research.

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.
  • CREDO Reference
    Covers every major subject, offering more than 560 highly-regarded titles from over 80 publishers.
  • 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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