Legal Research Guide
  • EBSCO Academic Search Premier
    Search this database for general journal literature on popular legal issues. For articles citing specific cases search for topic of interest by "subject" AND court decisions OR law & legislation OR litigation by "subject".
  • ProQuest
    Search this database for general journal literature on popular legal issues. For articles citing specific cases search for topic of interest by "subject" AND court decisions by "subject".
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic
    Search this database primarily for earch this database for legal news and state & federal case law. It has especially good coverage of business and health legal resources.
  • EBSCO Business Source Premier
    Use the same search strategy in this database as you would in Academic Search Premier.
  • Legal Periodicals Online Listing
    A listing by title of all full-text legal magazine and journal titles available in one or more of the college's online databases. The databases containing each journal are noted.
  • CQ (Congressional Quarterly)
    A collection of public affairs documents on the US government, politics, and law. The Supreme Court Collection provides abstracts of Supreme court opinions and links to the full text.
  • Cornell Legal Information Institute
    This is a major resource for leagal research and includes Federal Court decisions, U.S. Code, Constitution, Current awareness service for general legal topics and current legal items in the news.
  • FindLaw
    This commercial site provides all sorts of legal information for professionals, the lay person, business and the law student. It is very extensive and includes case law, legal news, federal and state statutes, foreign law, law school info, career info, etc.
  • Search Engines
    Search the web using various search engines, but be skeptical and evaluate sites very carefully.

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