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Essential Research Tools


Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,500 journals with full text for more than 3,900 peer-reviewed publications. Some 400 journals are focused on law and legal issues. 

1975–current | Some full text 


America: History & Life

Comprehensive coverage of articles from journals, book reviews, and dissertations published worldwide on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. From pre-history to the present.  (from EBSCO )

1964-current | Abstracts & citations | More info


Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text

Contains some 300,000 articles selected from the most important sources within the discipline. Subject areas include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole. (from EBSCO)

Some full text | More info


IntelliConnect

From Wolters Kluwer information on tax law.

Full text


JSTOR

Provides multi-disciplinary access to scholarly journals and books. Our collection (Arts & Sciences 1) is available in full text. Check “Include links to external content” if you want more search results, some of which may need to be requested from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan).

1800s-current | Some full text


Minnesota State Legislature

Follow the actions of the House and the Senate; search statues, laws, and rules; get status and history of bills; research the history of legislation in Minnesota; and much more.

Full text


Newspapers/NewsStand

Access to over 500 national and international newspapers. Includes full text for the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. (from ProQuest)

Some full text


WestlawNEXT

A comprehensive collection of news, business, and law-related information sources. Provides hundreds of newspapers–national and international, magazines, news wires, trade journals, as well as company information from Hoover’s and reporting from Reuter’s. Includes federal and state case law, statues, regulations, and administrative codes, as well as European Union information, law reviews and journals, American Law Reports, and American Jurisprudence 2d. All MN State Statues are available here.

Full text


 
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Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 5,300 journal titles many of which are in full text. Some 3,800 journals are peer-reviewed. 

1980-current | Some full text 


Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources. Just click on “Find Full Text @SMU.” See also the Google Scholar Blog for citation metrics.

Some full text, some pay for view


JSTOR

Provides access to scholarly journals and books. Our collection (Arts & Sciences 1-IV and VII) includes over 200 titles in the field of law.

1800s–current | Some full text


OpenJurist

Open Jurist is a resource for access to the case law of the United States. The collection includes opinions from the:

Full text


National Constitution Center

Provides non-partisan information about elections, polling, voting, and issues relating to the US Constitution and US history

Full text | Features video interviews


Social Science Research Network Search Page

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.

Full text/some-fee based | More info


WorldCat

 From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Materials found in WorldCat may be borrowed through our interlibrary loan program. (From OCLC FirstSearch)

Catalog records


 
 
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