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.
  • 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.

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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.

A worker's economist : John R. Commons and his legacy from progressivism to the war on poverty (Chasse, John Dennis, author.) Frost Library; HB119.C58 C43 2017

Essentials of applied econometrics (Smith, Aaron D., author.) Frost Library; HB139 .S6255 2017

The inner lives of markets : how people shape them--and they shape us (Fisman, Raymond, author.) Frost Library; HB171 .F545 2016

Patterns of economic change by state and area : income, employment, & gross domestic product Frost Library; HC103 .P38

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

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

What is orientation in global thinking? : a Kantian inquiry (Flikschuh, Katrin, author.) Frost Library; JZ1308 .F55 2017

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

The eighteenth centuries : global networks of enlightenment Frost Library; JZ1329.5 .E54 2018

Emergent strategy and grand strategy : how American presidents succeed in foreign policy (Popescu, Ionut C., author.) Frost Library; JZ1480 .P658 2017

Political tribes : group instinct and the fate of nations (Chua, Amy, author.) Frost Library; JZ1480.A5 C48 2018

U.S. foreign policy and Muslim women's human rights (Shannon, Kelly J., author.) Frost Library; JZ1480.A55 S43 2018

Our time has come : how India is making its place in the world (Ayres, Alyssa, author.) Frost Library; JZ1737 .A987 2018

Cultures of doing good : anthropologists and NGOs Frost Library; JZ4841 .C85 2017

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

Windows of opportunity : how women seize peace negotiations for political change (Anderson, Miriam J.) Frost Library; JZ5578 .A67 2016

Superpowers, rogue states and terrorism : countering the security threats to the West (Moorcraft, Paul L., author.) Frost Library; JZ5588 .M66 2017

The alternate route : nuclear weapon-free zones (Graham, Thomas, author.) Frost Library; JZ5665 .G73 2017

Iran nuclear accord and the remaking of the Middle East (Entessar, Nader, author.) Frost Library; JZ5675 .E58 2018

The Iran nuclear deal : bombs, bureaucrats , and billionaires (Jett, Dennis C., 1945-, author.) Frost Library; JZ5675 .J48 2018

The changing security dynamics of the Persian Gulf Frost Library; JZ6009.P35 C43 2017

Diplomacy : communication and the origins of international order (Trager, Robert F., author.) Frost Library; JZ6045 .T73 2017

Preventive engagement : how America can avoid war, stay strong, and keep the peace (Stares, Paul B., author.) Frost Library; JZ6368 .S735 2018

Violence and restraint in civil war : civilian targeting in the shadow of international law (Stanton, Jessica A., 1978-, author.) Frost Library; JZ6385 .S78 2016

Vulnerability and the legal organization of work Frost Library; K1705 .V85 2018

Cheating : ethics in everyday life (Rhode, Deborah L., author.) Frost Library; K247.6 .R46 2018

Tainted witness : why we doubt what women say about their lives (Gilmore, Leigh, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; K3243 .G55 2017

Global lawmakers : International organizations in the crafting of world markets (Block-Lieb, Susan, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; K3316 .B59 2017

Increasing legal rights for zoo animals : justice on the Ark Frost Library; K3620 .I53 2017

Criminal jurisdiction over armed forces abroad (Liivoja, Rain, author.) Frost Library; K4725 .L55 2017

Medien der Rechtsprechung (Vismann, Cornelia, author.) Frost Library; K487.M43 V57 2011

Solving the Internet jurisdiction puzzle (Svantesson, Dan Jerker B., author.) Frost Library; K564.C6 S88 2017

Insiders, outsiders, injuries, & law : revisiting "the oven bird's song" (Celebrating David Engel's "The Oven Bird's Song" (Conference) (2015 : Baldy Center for Law and Socia) Frost Library; KF1257.A5 C45 2015

Adcreep : the case against modern marketing (Bartholomew, Mark, 1971- author.) Frost Library; KF1614 .B37 2017

Secession on trial : the treason prosecution of Jefferson Davis (Nicoletti, Cynthia, author.) Frost Library; KF223.D3855 N53 2017

The Chicago conspiracy trial and the press (Sharman, Nick (College teacher) author.) Frost Library; KF224.C47 S53 2016

Getting to maybe : how to excel on law school exams (Fischl, Richard Michael, 1952-) Frost Library; KF283 .F57 1999

1L of a ride : a well-traveled professor's roadmap to success in the first year of law school (McClurg, Andrew J., 1954-, author.) Frost Library; KF287 .M38 2017

Thomas Jefferson, legal history, and the art of recollection (Crow, Matthew, 1982- author.) Frost Library; KF363.J4 C76 2017

Issues in law and economics (Winter, Harold, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; KF379 .W56 2017

Supreme injustice : slavery in the nation's highest court (Finkelman, Paul, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; KF4545.S5 F567 2018

Unequal : how America's courts undermine discrimination law (Sperino, Sandra F., author.) Frost Library; KF4755 .S695 2017

Litigating across the color line (Milewski, Melissa Lambert, author.) Frost Library; KF4757 .M49 2018

What's wrong with the First Amendment? (Shiffrin, Steven H., 1941-, author.) Frost Library; KF4770 .S555 2016

Documenting Americans : a political history of national ID card proposals in the United States (Krajewska, Magdalena, author.) Frost Library; KF4791 .K73 2017

Gerrymandering in America (McGann, Anthony J., author.) Frost Library; KF4905 .M29 2016

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the feminist foundations of family law (Thomas, Tracy A., author.) Frost Library; KF505 .T49 2016

Same-sex marriage and American constitutionalism (Dry, Murray, author.) Frost Library; KF539 .D79 2017

Legally straight : sexuality, childhood, and the cultural value of marriage (Rollins, Joe, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; KF539 .R65 2018

Being watched : legal challenges to government surveillance (Vagle, Jeffrey L., author.) Frost Library; KF5399 .V44 2017

The transparency fix : secrets, leaks, and uncontrollable government information (Fenster, Mark, author.) Frost Library; KF5753 .F46 2017

The infamous Dakota War Trials of 1862 : revenge, military law and the judgment of history (Haymond, John A., 1967-, author.) Frost Library; KF7641 .H39 2016

Native land talk : indigenous and arrivant rights theories (Morad, Yael Ben-Zvi, author.) Frost Library; KF8212 .M67 2018

U.S. Supreme Court opinions and their audiences (Black, Ryan C., 1982-, author.) Frost Library; KF8742 .B574 2016

Scalia v. Scalia : opportunistic textualism in constitutional interpretation (Langford, Catherine L., 1974- author.) Frost Library; KF8745.S33 L36 2017

Deadly justice : a statistical portrait of the death penalty (Baumgartner, Frank R., 1958-, author.) Frost Library; KF9227.C2 B39 2018

Must we defend Nazis? : why the First Amendment should not protect hate speech and White supremacy (Delgado, Richard, author.) Frost Library; KF9345 .D43 2018

Decarcerating America : from mass punishment to public health Frost Library; KF9730 .D43 2018