Law and Love

Fall 2011

Listed in: Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, as LJST-349; Martha M. Umphrey (Section 01)

  • Overview
  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Full Text
  • Data
  • Web Resources


An example article to examine for its component parts

Here is the presentation from the class about finding sources:

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Contemporary Literary Criticism
Extensive collection of critical essays and biographical information on contemporary authors.

GenderWatch (1970 to present)
Full text of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.

PsycInfo (1887 to present)
Covers the academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, sociology, education, and other areas.

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

Congressional Publications
Index to U.S. congressional material, some full text.

Film Literature Index (1976-2001)
Index of scholarly and popular journals in film and television from over 30 countries.

Full-text legal materials back to volume 1, historic English law and more. (Alumni access)

LexisNexis Academic (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

Searchable full-text archives for 17 periodicals (Harper's, Commonweal, Dissent, the New Yorker, the National Review, and more) known for commentaries and reviews on politics, culture, and the arts.

PAIS Index (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.

Philosopher's Index (1940 to present)
Contains scholarly research published in journals and books since 1940, including over 680 journals from more than 50 countries with content representing a variety of languages.

Social Sciences Citation Index (1984 to present)
Tracks cited references to locate more recent articles in social science.

WestLaw (Thomson Reuters)
Federal and state laws, law reviews, legal encyclopedias and dictionaries. Also newspapers and the European Union Library.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.


International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Scholarly surveys of all aspects of social sciences.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
Covers scholarship and fields in the social sciences.

Oxford English Dictionary
Key dictionary of English language on historical principles.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Scholarly entries on all aspects of philosophy.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Scholarly surveys of all aspects of philosophy.

Black's Law Dictionary --  via Westlaw

American Jurisprudence 2nd
Online version of " a modern comprehensive text statement of American law -- State and Federal -- completely revised and rewritten in the light of modern authorities and developments".

Full Text Collections

African American Newspapers (Accessible Archives) (1827-1902)
Starting with Freedom's Journal in 1827, the database will eventually contain all major African-American newspapers published in the U.S. during the 19th century.

Alt-PressWatch (1970 to present)
Full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press.

America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1980)
Searchable archive of American newspapers including Early American Newspapers (1690-1922) and Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980).

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chinese Newspapers Collection, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, South China Morning Post, Times of India, and Washington Post.

Latin American Newsletters (1967 to present)
Daily news from Latin America translated and with analysis.

LexisNexis Academic (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1976)
Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Preceded by American State Papers.


Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series.

POPLINE (1970 to present)
Reproductive health, fertility, demographics, environmental health, women in development, and HIV/AIDS.

Web Resources

Supreme Court of the United States
The official site of the U.S. Supreme Court, with the most up-to-date information about issues and cases pending in the Court.

State Court Web Sites
Links to judicial sites collected by the National Center for State Courts. Information provided by each state court varies.