Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought Research Guide

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  • 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.
  • 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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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.

Equilibrium models in economics : purposes and critical limitations (Boland, Lawrence A., author.) Frost Library; HB145 .B65 2017

Wars and Capital (Alliez, Éric, author.) Frost Library; HB195 .A544 2018

Fear city : New York's fiscal crisis and the rise of austerity politics (Phillips-Fein, Kim, author.) Frost Library; HB3722 .P497 2017

Last resort : the financial crisis and the future of bailouts (Posner, Eric A., 1965-, author.) Frost Library; HB3722 .P666 2018

A history of the United States in five crashes : stock market meltdowns that defined a nation (Nations, Scott, author.) Frost Library; HB3743 .N37 2017

Die Ökonomie der Ackerbauer, Viehhalter und Fischer (Stamm, Volker, 1953- author.) Frost Library; HC1000 .S73 2018

Fighting corruption is dangerous : the story behind the headlines (Okonjo-Iweala, Ngozi, author.) Frost Library; HC1055 .O39225 2018

Measuring and modeling health care costs Frost Library; HC106.3 C714 v.76

Advice and dissent : why America suffers when economics and politics collide (Blinder, Alan S., author.) Frost Library; HC106.84 .B55 2018

Cities in the urban age : a dissent (Beauregard, Robert A., author.) Frost Library; HT151 .B38 2018

Race and ethnicity in digital culture Frost Library; HT1523 .R251255 2018

Race and sexuality (Vidal-Ortiz, Salvador, author.) Frost Library; HT1523 .V53 2018

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

Trusting enemies : interpersonal relationships in international conflict (Wheeler, Nicholas J., author.) Frost Library; JZ1305 .W52 2018

Political realism in apocalyptic times (McQueen, Alison (Alison E. J.), author.) Frost Library; JZ1307 .M39 2018

Politics recovered : realist thought in theory and practice Frost Library; JZ1307 .P55 2018

Of friends and foes : reputation and learning in world politics (Crescenzi, Mark J. C., 1970- author.) Frost Library; JZ1310 .C74 2018

Protean power : exploring the uncertain and unexpected in world politics Frost Library; JZ1310 .P76 2018

Just security in an undergoverned world Frost Library; JZ1318 .J87 2018

Globalists : the end of empire and the birth of neoliberalism (Slobodian, Quinn, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1318 .S595 2018

US grand strategy in the 21st century : the case for restraint Frost Library; JZ1480 .U795 2018

The return of bipolarity in world politics : China, the United States, and geostructural realism (Tunsjø, Øystein, author.) Frost Library; JZ1480.A57 C6 2018

Turkey and transatlantic relations Frost Library; JZ1649 .T87 2017

China and Central Asia in the post-Soviet era : a bilateral approach (Olimat, Muhamad, author.) Frost Library; JZ1734.A55 O45 2015

The UN at war : peace operations in a new era (Karlsrud, John, author.) Frost Library; JZ4971 .K37 2018

Would the world be better without the UN? (Weiss, Thomas G. (Thomas George), 1946- author.) Frost Library; JZ4984.5 .W4595 2018

Opposition to war : an encyclopedia of U.S. peace and antiwar movements Frost Library; JZ5584.U6 O67 2018

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

The control agenda : a history of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Ambrose, Matthew J., author.) Frost Library; JZ5665 .A63 2018

Stopping the bomb : the sources and effectiveness of US nonproliferation policy (Miller, Nicholas L., 1987- author.) Frost Library; JZ5675 .M55 2018

Brokering peace in nuclear environments : U.S. crisis management in South Asia (Yusuf, Moeed, author.) Frost Library; JZ6009.S64 Y87 2018

Peacekeeping in Africa : politics, security and the failure of foreign military assistance (Jowell, Marco, author.) Frost Library; JZ6377.A35 J69 2018

Carceral capitalism (Wang, Jackie, author.) Frost Library; K2305 .W36 2018

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

Advanced introduction to international human rights law (Shelton, Dinah, author.) Frost Library; K3240 .S525 2014

Privacy as trust : information privacy for an information age (Waldman, Ari Ezra, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; K3264.C65 W35 2018

Refuge lost : asylum law in an interdependent world (Ghezelbash, Daniel, 1985- author.) Frost Library; K3268.3 .G54 2018

Sociological jurisprudence : juristic thought and social inquiry (Cotterrell, Roger (Roger B. M.) author.) Frost Library; K370 .C684 2018

Law and performance Frost Library; K376 .L3554 2018

Virtue and law in Plato and beyond (Annas, Julia, author.) Frost Library; K434.P5 A78 2017

The powers of law : a comparative analysis of sociopolitical legal studies (García Villegas, Mauricio, author.) Frost Library; K487.P65 G3613 2018

The moral conflict of law and neuroscience (Alces, Peter A., author.) Frost Library; K487.S3 A85 2018

Comparative criminal procedure Frost Library; K5401 .C658 2016

Ballantine on corporations (Ballantine, Henry Winthrop, 1880-1951.) Archives and Special Collections; KF1414 .B3 1946

The sun does shine : how I found life and freedom on death row (Hinton, Anthony Ray, author.) Frost Library; KF224.H565 H56 2018

The heart of the Constitution : how the Bill of Rights became the Bill of Rights (Magliocca, Gerard N., author.) Frost Library; KF4749 .M325 2018

Is racial equality unconstitutional? (Golub, Mark, author.) Frost Library; KF4755 .G65 2018

Birthright citizens : a history of race and rights in antebellum America (Jones, Martha S., author.) Frost Library; KF4757 .J67 2018

Policy drift : shared powers and the making of U.S. law and policy (Riccucci, Norma, author.) Frost Library; KF4945 .R53 2018

America's two constitutions : a study of the treatment of dissenters in time of war (Reed, Thomas J. (Thomas James), 1940-, author.) Frost Library; KF5900 .R44 2017

In the courts of the conqueror : the ten worst Indian law cases ever decided (Echo-Hawk, Walter R.) Frost Library; KF8205 .E28 2010

American Indians and the trouble with sovereignty (Kessler-Mata, Kouslaa T., author.) Frost Library; KF8205 .K47 2017

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy of dissent : feminist rhetoric and the law (Gibson, Katie L. (Katie Lorayne), 1976- author.) Frost Library; KF8745.G56 G53 2018

Eisenhower vs. Warren : the battle for civil rights and liberties (Simon, James F., author.) Frost Library; KF8745.W3 S56 2018

Intellectual disability and the death penalty : current issues and controversies (Tassé, Marc J., author.) Frost Library; KF9227.C2 T37 2018

How to do things with international law (Hurd, Ian, author.) Frost Library; KZ3410 .H87 2017

Winning together : the natural resource negotiation playbook (Verdini Trejo, Bruno, author.) Frost Library; KZ6047 .V47 2017

International law on the maintenance of peace : jus contra bellum (Kolb, Robert, author.) Frost Library; KZ6374 .K65 2018

Realist ethics : just war traditions as power politics (Morkevicius, Valerie Ona, author.) Frost Library; KZ6396 .M67 2018

Climate change, forced migration, and international law (McAdam, Jane, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; KZ6530 .M33 2013

The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South (Balko, Radley, author.) Frost Library; RA1025.H38 B35 2018

The chick and the dead : life and death behind mortuary doors (Valentine, Carla, author.) Frost Library; RA1063.4 .V35 2017