Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought Research Guide

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Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • LexisNexis Academic (date coverage varies)
    Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.
  • HeinOnline
    Full-text legal materials back to volume 1, historic English law and more. (Alumni access)
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
    Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.
  • WestLaw (Thomson Reuters)
    Federal and state laws, law reviews, legal encyclopedias and dictionaries. Also newspapers and the European Union Library.
  • Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest) (1981 to present)
    Covers academic literature on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.
  • PAIS Index (1972 to present)
    Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.
  • Sustainabilty (JSTOR)
    A collection of academic journals, e-books and research reports on environmental stresses and their impact on society. Research spans the Biological Sciences, Business & Economics, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Law, Public Health, Urban Studies, and many other disciplines.
  • iPOLL
    Database contains survey questions and answers asked in the US over the last 70+ years by more than 150 survey organizations. Create a personal registration for access to full features.

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Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
Check out these resources first (also see the Primary Sources research guide).
  • American State Papers (1789-1838)
    Full-image database of legislative and executive documents of Congress. Continued by U.S. Congressional Serial Set.
  • Congressional Publications
    Index to U.S. congressional material, some full text.
  • 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.
  • Oyez
    Freely available multimedia archive of the U.S. Supreme Court, with transcript-synchronized and searchable audio from the court back to 1955, plain-English case summaries, illustrated decision information, and opinions.

Handbook of computational economics Frost Library; HB135 .H356 1996

Enjoyable econometrics (Franses, Philip Hans, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; HB139 .F7224 2018

Scotland's populations from the 1850s to today (Anderson, Michael, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; HB2047 .A53 2018

Economic essays : contributed in honor of John Bates Clark Archives and Special Collections; HB31 .E3 1927

The media and austerity : critical perspectives Frost Library; HB3722 .M44 2018

How to combat recession : stimulus without debt (Seidman, Laurence S., author.) Frost Library; HB3743 .S45 2018

The Germany illusion : between economic euphoria and despair (Fratzscher, Marcel, author.) Frost Library; HB3789 .F7313 2018

Capitalism : the future of an illusion (Block, Fred L., author.) Frost Library; HC103 .B548 2018

Overripe economy : American capitalism and the crisis of democracy (Nasser, Alan, author.) Frost Library; HC103 .N37 2018

Is capitalism doomed? (Dennis, Lawrence, 1893-1977.) Archives and Special Collections; HC106.3 .D37 1932

American default : the untold story of FDR, the Supreme Court, and the battle over gold (Edwards, Sebastian, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; HC106.3 .E48 2018

Sovereign soldiers : how the U.S. military transformed the global economy after World War II (Madsen, Grant, author.) Frost Library; HC106.5 .M354 2018

The Palgrave handbook of bottom-up urbanism Frost Library; HT151 .P2834 2019

White privilege : the myth of a post-racial society (Bhopal, Kalwant, author.) Frost Library; HT1521 .B48 2018

The spectre of race : how discrimination haunts western democracy (Hanchard, Michael George, author.) Frost Library; HT1521 .H285 2018

Microaggressions and modern racism : endurance and evolution (Levchak, Charisse C., author.) Frost Library; HT1521 .L42 2018

Trust and hedging in international relations (Stiles, Kendall W., author.) Frost Library; JZ1249 .S75 2018

Revisiting gendered states : feminist imaginings of the state in international relations Frost Library; JZ1253.2 .R49 2018

Symbolic insult in diplomacy. A subtle game of diplomatic slap. (Faizullaev, Alisher.) Frost Library; JZ1253.5 .F35 2018

Women as foreign policy leaders : national security and gender politics in superpower America (Bashevkin, Sylvia B., author.) Frost Library; JZ1480 .B37 2018

War on peace : the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence (Farrow, Ronan, 1987-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1480 .F37 2018

Psychology of a superpower : security and dominance in U.S. foreign policy (Fettweis, Christopher J., author.) Frost Library; JZ1480 .F52 2018

Peacekeeping in South Lebanon : credibility and local cooperation (Newby, Vanessa F., author.) Frost Library; JZ4971 .N49 2018

Global governance and local peace : accountability and performance in international peacebuilding (Campbell, Susanna P., 1974- author.) Frost Library; JZ5538 .C353 2018

Peace works : America's unifying role in a turbulent world (Barton, Frederick, author.) Frost Library; JZ5584.U6 B38 2018

Rethinking the American antinuclear movement (Rubinson, Paul, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; JZ5584.U6 R83 2018

Preventing the proliferation of WMDs Frost Library; JZ5588 .P755 2018

North Korean military proliferation in the Middle East and Africa (Bechtol, Bruce E., 1959-, author.) Frost Library; JZ6009.K7 B43 2018

Rethinking humanitarian intervention (Bellamy, Alex J., 1975-, author.) Frost Library; JZ6369 .B45 2018

Military cultures in peace and stability operations : Afghanistan and Lebanon (Ruffa, Chiara, author.) Frost Library; JZ6377.I8 R84 2018

The actual and the rational : Hegel and objective spirit (Kervégan, Jean-François, author.) Frost Library; K230.H432 K4713 2018$$hB2948

The architecture of law : rebuilding law in the classical tradition (McCall, Brian M., author.) Frost Library; K235 .M389 2018

The concept of law (Hart, H. L. A. (Herbert Lionel Adolphus), 1907-1992.) Frost Library; K237 .H3 2012

Legal path dependence and the long arm of the religious state (Asal, Victor, author.) Frost Library; K3242.3 .A815 2016

Networked press freedom : creating infrastructures for a public right to hear (Ananny, Mike, author.) Frost Library; K3255 .A958 2018

In the name of security : secrecy, surveillance, and journalism Frost Library; K3255 .I525 2018

Judge & punish : the penal state on trial (Lagasnerie, Geoffroy de, author.) Frost Library; K371 .L3413 2018

Law and performance Frost Library; K376 .L3554 2018

Temporal boundaries of law and politics : time out of joint Frost Library; K579.T5 T458 2018

Murder on Shades Mountain (Morrison, Melanie, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; KF224.P48 M677 2018

Protest on trial : The Seattle 7 Conspiracy (Bakke, Kit, author.) Frost Library; KF224.S43 B35 2018

The bluebook : a uniform system of citation Frost Library; KF245 .B58 2015

Stories from trailblazing women lawyers : lives in the law (Norgren, Jill, author.) Frost Library; KF299.W6 N65 2018

The American legal profession : the myths and realities of practicing law (Banks, Christopher P., author.) Frost Library; KF300 .B35 2018

The burdens of Aeneas : a son's memoir of duty and love (Abbott, James C., Jr., author.) Frost Library; KF373.A23 A23 2018

Politics and capital : auctioning the American dream (Attanasio, John, author.) Frost Library; KF380 .A88 2018

Law's wars : the fate of the rule of law in the US 'War on Terror' (Abel, Richard L., author.) Frost Library; KF382 .A75 2018

Armed in America : a history of gun rights from colonial militias to concealed carry (Charles, Patrick J. (Historian) author.) Frost Library; KF3941 .C425 2018

Constitutional conflicts, part I (Bell, Derrick, 1930-2011.) Frost Library; KF4550.Z9 B44 1997

The greatest and the grandest act : the Civil Rights Act of 1866 from Reconstruction to today Frost Library; KF4558 14th .G74 2018

Gay priori : a queer critical legal studies approach to law reform (Adler, Libby S., author.) Frost Library; KF4754.5 .A35 2018

Liberal suppression : Section 501(c)(3) and the taxation of speech (Hamburger, Philip, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; KF4772 .H35 2018

Indecision in American legislatures (Harden, Jeffrey J., author.) Frost Library; KF4945 .H37 2018

The Constitution demands it : the case for the impeachment of Donald Trump (Fein, Ronald A., author.) Frost Library; KF5076.T78 F45 2018

Conjugal misconduct : defying marriage law in the twentieth-century United States (Kuby, William, 1982- author.) Frost Library; KF538 .K83 2018

Without precedent : John Marshall and his times (Paul, Joel Richard, author.) Frost Library; KF8745.M3 P38 2018

The justice of contradictions : Antonin Scalia and the politics of disruption (Hasen, Richard L., author.) Frost Library; KF8745.S33 H37 2018

Scalia's constitution : essays on law and education Frost Library; KF8745.S33 S33 2018

The rhetorical invention of diversity (Carr, M. Kelly, author.) Frost Library; KF8748 .C26 2018

Ethics and accountability on the U.S. Supreme Court : an analysis of recusal practices (Hume, Robert J., author.) Frost Library; KF8748 .H86 2017

Lawsuits in a market economy : the evolution of civil litigation (Yeazell, Stephen C., author.) Frost Library; KF8896 .Y435 2018

Making habeas work : a legal history (Freedman, Eric M., author.) Frost Library; KF9011 .F745 2018

Hate : why we should resist it with free speech, not censorship (Strossen, Nadine, author.) Frost Library; KF9345 .S77 2018

Law's trials : the performance of legal institutions in the US "War on Terror" (Abel, Richard L., author.) Frost Library; KF9430 .A925 2018

The Oxford handbook of the theory of international law Frost Library; KZ3410 .O925 2016

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court : a commentary Frost Library; KZ6310 .C653 2016

Seeking accountability for the unlawful use of force Frost Library; KZ7140 .S44 2018

A rhetorical crime : genocide in the geopolitical discourse of the Cold War (Weiss-Wendt, Anton, 1973-, author.) Frost Library; KZ7180 .W43 2018

The founders Frost Library; KZ7230 .F68 2018