Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought Research Guide

Questions about this guide? Contact
  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • New Titles
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.
  • 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.

For more databases, use the subject filter on A-Z Databases

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 economic field experiments Frost Library; HB131 .H353 2017

A study in monetary macroeconomics (Homburg, Stefan, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; HB172.5 .H6554 2017

Another economy is possible : culture and economy in a time of crisis Frost Library; HB3722 .A55 2017

The end of theory : financial crises, the failure of economics, and the sweep of human interaction (Bookstaber, Richard M., 1950-, author.) Frost Library; HB3722 .B665 2017

Future : economic peril or prosperity? Frost Library; HB3730 .F88 2016

Measuring entrepreneurial businesses : current knowledge and challenges Frost Library; HC106.3 .C714 v.75

Unequal democracy : the political economy of the new Gilded Age (Bartels, Larry M., 1956-, [author]) Frost Library; HC106.5 .B347 2016

Popular capitalism (Klapper, C. P., author.) Frost Library; HC106.8 .K53 2013

Cities and the circulation of culture in the Atlantic world : from the early modern to modernism Frost Library; HT151 .C517 2017

Is racism an environmental threat? (Hage, Ghassan, author.) Frost Library; HT1521 .H237 2017

The habits of racism : a phenomenology of racism and racialized embodiment (Ngo, Helen, 1981- author.) Frost Library; HT1521 .N396 2017

The borders of race : patrolling "multiracial" identities (Mills, Melinda, author.) Frost Library; HT1523 .M564 2017

The darkening web : the war for cyberspace (Klimburg, Alexander, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1254 .K56 2017

The Blackwell companion to globalization Frost Library; JZ1318 .B615 2007

The global turn : theories, research designs, and methods for global studies (Darian-Smith, Eve, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1318 .D366 2017

Retreat and its consequences : American foreign policy and the problem of world order (Lieber, Robert J., 1941-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1480 .L543 2016

European relations with Russia (Pézard, Stéphanie.) Frost Library; JZ1616 .P49 2017

The China order : Centralia, world empire, and the nature of Chinese power (Wang, Fei-Ling, author.) Frost Library; JZ1734 .W33 2017

Russian views of the international order (Radin, Andrew, author.) Frost Library; JZ5588 .R33 2017

Tug of war : surveillance capitalism, military contracting, and the rise of the security state (Wills, Jocelyn, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; JZ5588 .W55 2017

Weapons of mass destruction : the search for global security (Siracusa, Joseph M., author.) Frost Library; JZ5665 .S57 2017

Biosecurity dilemmas : dreaded diseases, ethical responses, and the health of nations (Enemark, Christian, author.) Frost Library; JZ5865.B56 E54 2017

International intervention and local politics (Hameiri, Shahar, author.) Frost Library; JZ6368 .H36 2017

The causes of war and the spread of peace : but will war rebound? (Gat, Azar, author.) Frost Library; JZ6385 .G38 2017

Wartime sexual violence : from silence to condemnation of a weapon of war (Crawford, Kerry F., author.) Frost Library; JZ6405.W66 C73 2017

Migrants at work : immigration and vulnerability in labour law Frost Library; K1841.A46 M54 2014

Women's human rights and migration : sex-selective abortion laws in the United States and India (Kalantry, Sital, author.) Frost Library; K2000 .K35 2017

Law unlimited : materialism, pluralism, and legal theory (Davies, Margaret (Margaret Jane) author.) Frost Library; K230.D38 A35 2017

Freedom and force : essays on Kant's legal philosophy Frost Library; K230.K364 F74 2017

Spaces of justice : peripheries, passages, appropriations Frost Library; K240 .S67 2017

Environmental justice and the rights of ecological refugees (Westra, Laura.) Frost Library; K3230.R45 W47 2009

Dimensions of dignity : the theory and practice of modern constitutional law (Weinrib, Jacob, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; K3249 .W45 2016

National security secrecy : comparative effects on democracy and the rule of law (Setty, Sudha N., author.) Frost Library; K3263 .S48 2017

Ecological systems integrity : governance, law, and human rights Frost Library; K3585 .E26 2015

Protecting cultural objects : before and after 1970 (O'Keefe, Patrick J., author.) Frost Library; K3791 .O378 2017

Law's picture books : the Yale Law Library collection (Law's Picture Books (Exhibition) (2017 : New York, N.Y.)) Frost Library; K38 .L394 2017

Money in the western legal tradition : Middle Ages to Bretton Woods Frost Library; K4431 .M66 2016

Liberty and law : the idea of permissive natural law, 1100-1800 (Tierney, Brian, author.) Frost Library; K445 .T544 2014

Synesthetic legalities : sensory dimensions of law and jurisprudence Frost Library; K487.S65 S98 2017

Hate speech and democratic citizenship (Heinze, Eric, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; K5210 .H45 2016

Revisiting the law and governance of trafficking, forced labor and modern slavery Frost Library; K5297 .R48 2017

The commercial appropriation of fame (Tan, David, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; K627 .T36 2017

Philosophical foundations of property law Frost Library; K720 .P49 2013

Researching property law Frost Library; K720 .R475 2016

Indigenous peoples' land rights under international law : from victims to actors (Gilbert, Jérémie, author.) Frost Library; K738 .G55 2016

The poverty of privacy rights (Bridges, Khiara M., author.) Frost Library; KF1262 .B753 2017

Corporations and American democracy Frost Library; KF1384 .C67 2017

The lynching : the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan (Leamer, Laurence, author.) Frost Library; KF228.D64 L43 2016

Rights on trial : how workplace discrimination law perpetuates inequality (Berrey, Ellen, author.) Frost Library; KF3464 .B477 2017

The Supreme Court's new workplace (Seiner, Joseph A., author.) Frost Library; KF3464 .S457 2017

Prairie defender : the murder trials of Abraham Lincoln (Dekle, George R., 1948-, author.) Frost Library; KF368.L52 D45 2017

Pillars of justice : lawyers and the liberal tradition (Fiss, Owen M., author.) Frost Library; KF371 .F57 2017

Reproductive justice : an introduction (Ross, Loretta, author.) Frost Library; KF3760 .R67 2017

Hard bargains : the coercive power of drug laws in federal court (Lynch, Mona Pauline, author.) Frost Library; KF3890 .L96 2016

How failed attempts to amend the Constitution mobilize political change (Hartley, Roger C., author.) Frost Library; KF4555 .H38 2017

The soul of the First Amendment (Abrams, Floyd, author.) Frost Library; KF4558 1st .A27 2017

Congress's Constitution : legislative authority and the separation of powers (Chafetz, Joshua A. (Joshua Aaron), 1979-, author.) Frost Library; KF4565 .C43 2017

The war on sex Frost Library; KF4754.5 .W37 2017

Free speech beyond words : the surprising reach of the First Amendment (Tushnet, Mark V., 1945-, author.) Frost Library; KF4772 .T87 2017

When free exercise and nonestablishment conflict (Greenawalt, Kent, 1936- author.) Frost Library; KF4865 .G74 2017

Supreme Court expansion of presidential power : unconstitutional leanings (Fisher, Louis, author.) Frost Library; KF5053 .F59 2017

Permanent state of emergency : unchecked executive power and the demise of the rule of law (Alford, Ryan Patrick, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; KF5060 .A955 2017

United States code (United States, enacting jurisdiction.) Frost Library; KF62 2012

The federal judiciary : strengths and weaknesses (Posner, Richard A., author.) Frost Library; KF8700 .P674 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court and racial minorities : two centuries of judicial review on trial (Goldstein, Leslie Friedman, 1945-, author.) Frost Library; KF8742 .G65 2017

Jewish justices of the Supreme Court : from Brandeis to Kagan (Dalin, David G., author.) Frost Library; KF8744 .D35 2017

The unexpected Scalia : a conservative justice's liberal opinions (Dorsen, David M., 1935-, author.) Frost Library; KF8745.S33 D67 2017

Ideology in the Supreme Court (Baum, Lawrence, author.) Frost Library; KF8748 .B29 2017

Final judgments : the death penalty in American law and culture Frost Library; KF9227.C2 F548 2017

Law and the modern mind : consciousness and responsibility in American legal culture (Blumenthal, Susanna L., 1967-, author.) Frost Library; KF9242 .B58 2016

United States law and policy on transitional justice : principles, politics, and pragmatics (Kaufman, Zachary D. (Zachary Daniel), 1979-, author.) Frost Library; KF9390 .K38 2017

The Fourth Amendment in an age of surveillance (Gray, David C., author.) Frost Library; KF9630 .G67 2017

Sentencing in time (Meyer, Linda, 1962-, author.) Archives and Special Collections; KF9685 .M494 2017

Exonerated : a history of the innocence movement (Norris, Robert J., author.) Frost Library; KF9756 .N67 2017

International organizations and the fight for accountability : the remedies and reparations gap (Ferstman, Carla, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; KZ4852 .F478 2017

Reparation for victims of crimes against humanity : the healing role of reparation Frost Library; KZ6785 .R47 2014

Genocide, mass atrocity, and war crimes in modern history : blood and conscience (Taulbee, James Larry, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; KZ7145 .T375 2017

Incitement on trial : prosecuting international speech crimes (Wilson, Richard, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; KZ7177.I53 W55 2017

Hemingway's brain (Farah, Andrew, author.) Frost Library; RA1151 .F34 2017