Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought Research Guide

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Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • LexisNexis Academic (Now called: Nexis Uni) (date coverage varies)
    Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers, business information and company profiles.
  • 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.

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


Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.

Primary Sources

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.

New Titles

The first serious optimist : A. C. Pigou and the birth of welfare economics (Kumekawa, Ian, author.) Frost Library; HB103.P54 K86 2017

Adam Smith : father of economics (Norman, Jesse, author.) Frost Library; HB103.S6 N67 2018

Handbook of computational economics Frost Library; HB135 .H356 1996

Principles of economics (Mankiw, N. Gregory.) Frost Library; HB171.5 .M264 2012

Superheroes and economics : the shadowy world of capes, masks and invisible hands Frost Library; HB172 .S88 2019

The path to a modern economics : dealing with the complexity of economic systems (Schwardt, Henning, author.) Frost Library; HB172.5 .S44 2017

The accursed share : an essay on general economy (Bataille, Georges, 1897-1962.) Frost Library; HB173 .B35513 1988

99 theses on the revaluation of value : a postcapitalist manifesto (Massumi, Brian, author.) Frost Library; HB201 .M343 2018

Urbanization with Chinese characteristics : the hukou system and migration (Chan, Kam Wing, author.) Frost Library; HB2114.A3 C398 2018

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

The life project : the extraordinary story of 70,000 ordinary lives (Pearson, Helen, author.) Frost Library; HB3583.A3 P43 2016b

Demography and democracy : transitions in the Middle East and North Africa (Haghighat, Elhum, author.) Frost Library; HB3633.3.A3 H34 2018

Applied economic forecasting using time series methods (Ghysels, Eric, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; HB3730 .G459 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

A history of American state and local economic development : as two ships pass in the night (Coan, Ronald W., author.) Frost Library; HC103 .C565 2017

Gender and development in Nigeria : one hundred years of nationhood Frost Library; HC1055 .G44 2018

Smarter growth : activism and environmental policy in metropolitan Washington (Spiers, John H., author.) Frost Library; HC108.W3 S65 2018

The national debt : a short history (Slater, Martin, author.) Frost Library; HJ9431 .S53 2018

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

White fragility : why it's so hard for White people to talk about racism (DiAngelo, Robin J., author.) Frost Library; HT1521 .D486 2018

Mulata nation : visualizing race and gender in Cuba (Fraunhar, Alison, 1954- author.) Frost Library; HT1523 .F73 2018

Black mixed-race men : transatlanticity, hybridity and 'post-racial' resilience (Joseph-Salisbury, Remi, author.) Frost Library; HT1523 .J67 2018

Deferred dreams, defiant struggles Frost Library; HT1581 .J64 2018

Stolen life (Moten, Fred, author.) Frost Library; HT1581 .M684 2018

Critical international theory : an intellectual history (Devetak, Richard, author.) Frost Library; JZ1242 .D48 2018

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

Global international society : a new framework for analysis (Buzan, Barry, author.) Frost Library; JZ1251 .B89 2018

On cultural diversity : international theory in a world of difference (Reus-Smit, Christian, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1251 .R486 2018

Who fights for reputation : the psychology of leaders in international conflict (Yarhi-Milo, Keren, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1253 .Y37 2018

This American moment : a feminist Christian realist intervention (Gentry, Caron E., author.) Frost Library; JZ1253.2 .G47 2018

The rise of the outsiders : how mainstream politics lost its way (Richards, Steve, 1960- author.) Frost Library; JZ1310 .R53 2018

Twilight of the titans : great power decline and retrenchment (Macdonald, Paul K., author.) Frost Library; JZ1312 .M34 2018

Restraining great powers : soft balancing from empires to the global era (Paul, T. V., author.) Frost Library; JZ1313 .P38 2018

Think tanks, foreign policy and the emerging powers Frost Library; JZ1319 .T55 2019

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

A new foreign policy : beyond American exceptionalism (Sachs, Jeffrey, author.) Frost Library; JZ1480 .S23 2018

Russia abroad : driving regional fracture in post-Communist Eurasia and beyond Frost Library; JZ1616 .R86 2018

Changing regional alliances for China and the West Frost Library; JZ1734 .C524 2018

Divided sovereignty : international institutions and the limits of state authority (Pavel, Carmen E., author.) Frost Library; JZ4850 .P39 2015

Performances of Injustice : the politics of truth, justice and reconciliation in Kenya (Lynch, Gabrielle, author.) Frost Library; JZ5584.K4 L96 2018

Preventing chemical weapons : arms control and disarmament as the sciences converge Frost Library; JZ5830 .P74 2018

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

The alternatives to war : from sanctions to nonviolence (Pattison, James, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; JZ6360 .P38 2018

Challenges for humanitarian intervention : ethical demand and political reality Frost Library; JZ6369 .C43 2018

Creativity without law : challenging the assumptions of intellectual property Frost Library; K1401 .C735 2017

Before the law : the complete text of Préjugés (Derrida, Jacques, author.) Frost Library; K213 .D4713 2018

Jacques Derrida : law as absolute hospitality (De Ville, Jacques.) Frost Library; K231 .D4 2011

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

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

Human rights dilemmas in the developing world : the case of marginalized populations at risk Frost Library; K3247 .H84 2018

The invention of the passport : surveillance, citizenship and the state (Torpey, John, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; K3273 .T67 2018

Law, reason, and emotion Frost Library; K370 .L3885 2017

Archiving sovereignty : law, history, violence (Motha, Stewart J. (Stewart John), 1970-, author.) Frost Library; K370 .M68 2018

The sociology of law and the global transformation of democracy (Thornhill, C. J. (Christopher J.), 1966-, author.) Frost Library; K370 .T545 2018

The republic of beliefs : a new approach to law and economics (Basu, Kaushik, author.) Frost Library; K487.E3 B37 2018

The conceptual foundations of transitional justice (Murphy, Colleen, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; K5250 .M87 2017

We the corporations : how American businesses won their civil rights (Winkler, Adam, author.) Frost Library; KF1386.C58 W56 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

Journalism under fire : protecting the future of investigative reporting (Gillers, Stephen, 1943-, author.) Frost Library; KF2750 .G55 2018

Child labor in America : the epic legal struggle to protect children (Fliter, John A., 1959-, author.) Frost Library; KF3552 .F55 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

Creating organic standards in U.S. states (Mosier, Samantha L., author.) Frost Library; KF3864.85 .M67 2017

The schoolhouse gate : public education, the Supreme Court, and the battle for the American mind (Driver, Justin, author. Frost Library; KF4150 .D75 2018

No property in man : slavery and antislavery at the nation's founding (Wilentz, Sean, author.) Frost Library; KF4545.S5 W59 2018

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

Queer (in)justice : the criminalization of LGBT people in the United States (Mogul, Joey L., 1969-) Frost Library; KF4754.5 .M64 2011

For equals only : race, equality, and the equal protection clause (Botts, Tina Fernandes, author.) Frost Library; KF4755 .B68 2018

Multiracials and civil rights : mixed-race stories of discrimination (Hernández, Tanya Katerí, author.) Frost Library; KF4755 .H47 2018

Free speech on campus (Chemerinsky, Erwin, author.) Frost Library; KF4772 .C54 2017

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

The rhetoric of religious freedom in the United States Frost Library; KF4783 .R44 2018

Boats, borders, and bases (Loyd, Jenna M., 1973-, author.) Frost Library; KF4800 .L69 2018

Appealing for liberty : freedom suits in the South (Schweninger, Loren, author.) Frost Library; KF482 .S39 2018

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

The contested place of religion in family law Frost Library; KF505 .C657 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

Law at Little Big Horn : due process denied (Wright, Charles E. (Lawyer), author.) Frost Library; KF7221 .W75 2016

American Indian history on trial : historical expertise in tribal litigation (Hart, E. Richard, author.) Frost Library; KF8205 .H37 2018

RBG Frost Library; KF8745.G56 R34

Mapping American criminal law : variations across the 50 states (Robinson, Paul H., 1948-, author.) Frost Library; KF9219 .R63 2018

Slavery and the death penalty : a study in abolition (Malkani, Bharat, author.) Frost Library; KF9227.C2 M34 2018

Foreigners on America's death rows : the legal combat over access to a consul (Quigley, John B., author.) Frost Library; KF9227.C2 Q84 2018

The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 : testing the Constitution (Halperin, Terri Diane, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; KF9397.A3281798 H35 2016

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

Wars of law : unintended consequences in the regulation of armed conflict (Fazal, Tanisha M., author.) Frost Library; KZ6385 .F39 2018

Hate, politics, law : critical perspectives on combating hate Frost Library; KZ7177.I53 H38 2018