Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • New Titles
Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe (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.
  • WestlawNext
    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.
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.

Introduction to econometrics (Stock, James H.) Frost Library; HB139 .S765 2012

Handbook of the economics of population aging Frost Library; HB1531 .H36 2016

Handbook of macroeconomics Frost Library; HB172.5 .H36 1999

Upriver journeys : diaspora and empire in southern China, 1570-1850 (Miles, Steven B., 1964-, author.) Frost Library; HB2114.X5 M55 2017

The first great financial crisis of the 21st century : a retrospective Frost Library; HB3722 .F57 2016

Makers and takers : the rise of finance and the fall of American business (Foroohar, Rana, author.) Frost Library; HB3722 .F655 2016

The global financial crisis : from US subprime mortgages to European sovereign debt (Zestos, George K.) Frost Library; HB3722 .Z42 2016

The making of Donald Trump (Johnston, David Cay, 1948-) Frost Library; HC102.5.T78 J64 2016

Glass house : the 1% economy and the shattering of the all-American town (Alexander, Brian, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; HC106.84 .A44 2017

Governing under stress : the implementation of Obama's economic stimulus program Frost Library; HC106.84 .G677 2017

Democracy against domination (Rahman, K. Sabeel, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; HC106.84 .R34 2017

Building the new American economy : smart, fair, and sustainable (Sachs, Jeffrey, author.) Frost Library; HC106.84 .S229 2017

Traces of history : elementary structures of race (Wolfe, Patrick, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; HT1507 .W65 2016

Global urban politics : informalization of the state (Boudreau, Julie-Anne, [author]) Frost Library; HT151 .B6358 2017

The Oxford handbook of philosophy and race Frost Library; HT1521 .O94 2017

States of race : critical race feminism for the 21st century Frost Library; HT1521 .S63 2010

Critique of Black reason (Mbembé, J.-A., 1957-, author.) Frost Library; HT1581 .M3313 2017

Shaper nations : strategies for a changing world Frost Library; JZ1313 .S534 2016

Transnational struggles for recognition Frost Library; JZ1320 .T735 2017

Why Wilson matters : the origin of American liberal internationalism and its crisis today (Smith, Tony, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1469 .S63 2017

The ambiguous foreign policy of the United States toward the Muslim world : more than a handshake (Oualaalou, David S., author.) Frost Library; JZ1480.A55 O83 2016

Debating U.S.-Cuban relations : how should we now play ball? Frost Library; JZ1480.A57 C8 2017

The Benefits of peace : private peacemaking in late medieval Italy (Kumhera, Glenn, author.) Frost Library; JZ5538 .K86 2017

Nuclear threats, nuclear fear, and the Cold War of the 1980s Frost Library; JZ5574 .N83 2017

Forged through fire : war, peace, and the democratic bargain (Ferejohn, John A., author.) Frost Library; JZ6385 .F46 2017

The Locomotive of War : Money, Empire, Power and Guilt (Clarke, P. F., author.) Frost Library; JZ6387 .C53 2017

Lifetime disadvantage, discrimination, and the gendered workforce (Bisom-Rapp, Susan, author.) Frost Library; K1772 .B57 2016

Impact : how law affects behavior (Friedman, Lawrence M. (Lawrence Meir), 1930-, author.) Frost Library; K260 .F75 2016

Assessing constitutional performance Frost Library; K3165 .A87 2016

Voting rights of refugees (Ziegler, Reuven, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; K3230.R45 Z54 2017

The regulation of international trade (Mavroidis, Petros C., author.) Frost Library; K3943 .M393 2016

Palaces of hope : the anthropology of global organizations Frost Library; K487.A57 P35 2017

The future of law and economics : essays in reform and recollection (Calabresi, Guido, 1932-, author.) Frost Library; K487.E3 C34 2016

Neoliberal legality : understanding the role of law in the neoliberal project Frost Library; K487.E3 N46 2017

Arguments about abortion : personhood, morality, and law (Greasley, Kate, author.) Frost Library; K5181 .G74 2017

Hate spin : the manufacture of religious offense and its threat to democracy (George, Cherian, author.) Frost Library; K5305 .G46 2016

Terrorists on trial : a performative perspective Frost Library; K543.P6 T47 2016

How policy shapes politics : rights, courts, litigation, and the struggle over injury compensation (Barnes, Jeb, author.) Frost Library; KF1250 .B37 2015

The brain defense : murder in Manhattan and the dawn of neuroscience in America's courtrooms (Davis, Kevin (Kevin A.) author.) Frost Library; KF224.W395 D38 2017

John Lennon vs. the USA (Wildes, Leon, author.) Frost Library; KF228.L47 W55 2016

Owning ideas : the intellectual origins of American intellectual property, 1790-1909 (Bracha, Oren, author.) Frost Library; KF2979 .B66 2016

The other rights revolution : conservative lawyers and the remaking of American government (Decker, Jefferson, author.) Frost Library; KF299.P8 D43 2016

Inventing american exceptionalism : the origins of American adversarial legal culture, 1800-1877 (Kessler, Amalia D.) Frost Library; KF366.A75 K488 2017

States of dependency : welfare, rights, and American governance, 1935-1972 (Tani, Karen M., author.) Frost Library; KF3720 .T36 2016

John Henry Wigmore and the rules of evidence : the hidden origins of modern law (Porwancher, Andrew, author.) Frost Library; KF373.W458 P67 2016

Poor justice : how the poor fare in the courts (Lens, Vicki, author.) Frost Library; KF390.5.P6 L46 2016

Courts without borders : law, politics, and U.S. extraterritoriality (Putnam, Tonya L. (Tonya Lee) author.) Frost Library; KF413.J87 P88 2016

Free speech on America's K-12 and college campuses : legal cases from Barnette to Blaine (Bobbitt, Randy, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; KF4155.5 .B63 2017

Higher education rulemaking : the politics of creating regulatory policy (Natow, Rebecca S., author.) Frost Library; KF4225 .N38 2017

American constitutional history : a brief introduction (Fruchtman, Jack, author.) Frost Library; KF4541 .F78 2016

The framers' coup : the making of the United States Constitution (Klarman, Michael J., author.) Frost Library; KF4541 .K53 2016

University, court, and slave (Brophy, Alfred L., author.) Frost Library; KF4545.S5 B76 2016

Constitutional morality and the rise of quasi-law (Frohnen, Bruce, author.) Frost Library; KF4550 .F76 2016

Citizenship and the American revolution : a resolute tory's abiding status (Maxey, David W. (David Walker), 1934-, author.) Frost Library; KF4700 .M39 2016

Controversies in equal protection cases in America : race, gender and sexual orientation Frost Library; KF4755 .C664 2015

Law and religion in American history : public values and private conscience (McGarvie, Mark D. (Mark Douglas), 1956-, author.) Frost Library; KF4783 .M25 2016

The courts, the ballot box & gay rights (Mello, Joseph, author.) Frost Library; KF539 .M45 2016

Unwarranted : policing without permission (Friedman, Barry, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; KF5399 .F75 2017

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

Rogue justice : the making of the security state (Greenberg, Karen J., author.) Frost Library; KF9223 .G74 2016

Stand your ground : a history of America's love affair with lethal self-defense (Light, Caroline E., author.) Frost Library; KF9246 .L54 2017

Shaming the Constitution : the detrimental results of sexual violent predator legislation (Perlin, Michael L., 1946-, author.) Frost Library; KF9325 .P47 2017

Humanity at sea : maritime migration and the foundations of international law (Mann, Itamar, author.) Frost Library; KZ6530 .M326 2016

Critical approaches to international criminal law : an introduction Frost Library; KZ7050 .C75 2014

Anti-impunity and the human rights agenda Frost Library; KZ7075 .A58 2016

Holocaust, genocide, and the law : a quest for justice in a post-holocaust world (Bazyler, Michael J., author.) Frost Library; KZ7180 .B39 2016

Victims of international crimes : an interdisciplinary discourse Frost Library; KZ7495 .V53 2013