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.

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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.

Principles of economics : a streamlined approach (Frank, Robert H., author.) Frost Library; HB171.5 .F73435 2017

Microeconomics : theory and applications with calculus (Perloff, Jeffrey M., author.) Frost Library; HB172 .P393 2017

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

Unfinished business (Bayoumi, Tamim A., author.) Frost Library; HB3717 2008 .B396 2017

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

Beyond austerity : reforming the Greek economy Frost Library; HB3807.5 .B49 2017

Julius Rosenwald : repairing the world (Diner, Hasia R., author.) Frost Library; HC102.5.R58 D56 2017

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

Economic injustice and the rhetoric of the American dream (Winslow, Luke, 1980- author.) Frost Library; HC106.84 .W56 2017

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

Color struck : how race and complexion matter in the "color-blind" era Frost Library; HT1521 .C65 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 schematic state : race, transnationalism, and the politics of the census (Thompson, Debra (Debra E.) author.) Frost Library; HT1523 .T496 2016

Resolve in international politics (Kertzer, Joshua D., 1984-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1253 .K47 2016

The idea of international society : Erasmus, Vitoria, Gentili and Grotius (Vollerthun, Ursula, 1933- author.) Frost Library; JZ1305 .V66 2017

Cosmopolitanisms Frost Library; JZ1308 .C6887 2017

Hierarchies in world politics Frost Library; JZ1310 .H54 2017

In the shadows of the American century : the rise and decline of US global power (McCoy, Alfred W., author.) Frost Library; JZ1312 .M33 2017

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

Making cities global : the transnational turn in urban history Frost Library; JZ1320 .M35 2018

Pacific America : histories of transoceanic crossings Frost Library; JZ1320.7 .P335 2017

Diplomatic material : affect, assemblage, and foreign policy (Dittmer, Jason, author.) Frost Library; JZ1405 .D58 2017

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

Russia and the western far right : tango noir (Shekhovtsov, Anton, author.) Frost Library; JZ1616 .S53 2018

Should we fear Russia? (Trenin, Dmitriĭ, author.) Frost Library; JZ1616 .T74 2016

China as a polar great power (Brady, Anne-Marie, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1734 .B73 2017

Negotiating membership in the WTO and the EU : the politics of accession (Scalera, Jamie E., author.) Frost Library; JZ4850 .S324 2017

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

When proliferation causes peace : the psychology of nuclear crises (Cohen, Michael D., PhD author.) Frost Library; JZ5675 .C62 2017

North Korea, Iran, and the challenge to international order : a comparative perspective (McEachern, Patrick, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; JZ5675 .M39 2018

International security in the 21st century : Germany's international responsibility Frost Library; JZ6005 .I58 2017

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

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

Hegel's 'Elements of the philosophy of right' : a critical guide Frost Library; K230.H43 A3116 2017

Human rights futures Frost Library; K3240 .H645 2017

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

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

Duties to care : dementia, relationality, and law (Harding, Rosie, author.) Frost Library; K3608 .H37 2017

Alternative Rechtsformen und Alternativen zum Recht Frost Library; K372 .A45

Street-level sovereignty : the intersection of space and law Frost Library; K376 .S77 2017

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

The political economy of the investment treaty regime (Bonnitcha, Jonathan, 1981- author.) Frost Library; K3830 .B66 2017

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

Researching property law Frost Library; K720 .R475 2016

Justice Robert H. Jackson's unpublished opinion in Brown v. Board (O'Brien, David M., author.) Frost Library; KF228.B76 O27 2017

Gross misbehavior and wickedness : a notorious divorce in early twentieth-century America (Elson, Jean, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; KF228.W285 E47 2017

Tell : love, defiance, and the military trial at the tipping point for gay rights (Witt, Margaret, 1964- author.) Frost Library; KF229.W58 W58 2017

Incidental racialization : performative assimilation in law school (Pan, Yung-Yi Diana, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; KF287 .P36 2017

Defending faith : the politics of the Christian conservative legal movement (Bennett, Daniel (Political scientist), author.) Frost Library; KF299.C47 B36 2017

Alexander Hamilton and the development of American law (Brown, Kate Elizabeth (Katherine Elizabeth), author.) Frost Library; KF363.H3 B76 2017

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

Constance Baker Motley : one woman's fight for civil rights and equal justice under law (Ford, Gary L., Jr., 1977- author.) Frost Library; KF373.M64 F67 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

We have not a government : the Articles of Confederation and the road to the Constitution (Van Cleve, George, 1952-, author.) Frost Library; KF4508 .V353 2017$$hE302.1

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

The U.S. Supreme Court and the domestic force of international human rights law (Simon, Stephen A., 1966- author.) Frost Library; KF4749 .S56 2016

Human rights and legal judgments : the American story Frost Library; KF4749.A2 H86 2017

What blood won't tell : a history of race on trial in America (Gross, Ariela Julie.) Frost Library; KF4755 .G76 2008

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

Feminist judgments : rewritten opinions of the United States Supreme Court (Stanchi, Kathryn M., editor.) Frost Library; KF478 .S69 2016

When religious and secular interests collide : faith, law, and the religious exemption debate (Merriman, Scott A., 1968-, author.) Frost Library; KF4783 .M47 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

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

Obama's Guantánamo : stories from an enduring prison Frost Library; KF7698 .O23 2016

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

Supreme democracy : the end of elitism in Supreme Court nominations (Davis, Richard, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; KF8742 .D387 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

End of its rope : how killing the death penalty can revive criminal justice (Garrett, Brandon, author.) Frost Library; KF9227.C2 G37 2017

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

Sentencing in time (Meyer, Linda, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; KF9685 .M494 2017

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

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

Enemies known and unknown : targeted killings in America's transnational war (McDonald, Jack, Ph.D., author.) Frost Library; KZ6373.2 .M33 2017

Just war theory and civilian casualties : protecting the victims of war (Schulzke, Marcus, author.) Frost Library; KZ6396 .S38 2017

Do the Geneva Conventions matter? Frost Library; KZ6471 .D6 2017

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