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Government and Law Databases

ABI Inform
What you'll find here: Journal, magazine, and newspaper articles that focus on business, management, government and public policy. This is a great resource if you’re looking for news and trends, company financial information, or management practice and theory.
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.

Bloomberg BNA  (on campus access only)
What you’ll find here: BNA offers a variety of newsletters and information providing uodates on legal, regulatory, and business information..
How to search this database: Look at the Bloomberg BNA training tools

CQ Researcher
What you'll find here: Comprehensive, analytical reports on popular news topics. The reports provide background on the topics along with competing viewpoints to avoid bias.
How to search this database: Take the CQ Researcher tour.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
What you'll find here: Magazine and journal articles, books, conference material, and reviews focused on criminology and related disciplines. These include law enforcement, courts, victims, and juvenile delinquency.
How to search this database: Visit the EBSCOhost help page.

Criminal Justice Periodicals
What you'll find here: Magazine, trade publication, and journal articles from criminal justice journals worldwide. It also features reports and books.
How to search this database: Visit the ProQuest help page.

Criminology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
What you'll find here: Articles published in the SAGE company's 24 scholarly, educational, and professional journals on that focus on different aspects of criminal justice.
How to search this database: Visit SAGE's help page.

HEIN Online
What you'll find here: Reviews, cases, decisions, and articles from legal journals with full-page views of the hardcopy journals. It includes the Index to Periodical Articles Related to Law.
How to search this database: View the HEIN Online help page.

LexisNexis Academic
What you'll find here: Magazine, newspaper, and journal articles and information on various people, business, and countries. It also contains federal and state codes and case law. It's a database that tries to do it all.
How to search this database: Visit the LexisNexis help page.

The Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978
What you'll find here: More in depth information on Supreme Court cases than just the decisions. This database includes the various briefs, petitions, and transcripts associated with those cases.
How to search this database: Visit the database's help page.

The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926
What you'll find here: Casebooks, practice manuals, letters, speeches, books, and other writings dealing with both British and American law. The writings of many notable figures in the legal profession are included, and it's useful for legal history research.
How to search this database: Visit the database's help page.

Military & Government Collection
What you’ll find here:
Magazine and journal articles covering all branches of the U.S. military and U.S. government. Coverage extends to law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and ATF.
How to search this database:
Visit the EBSCOhost help page.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts Database
What you'll find here: Summaries of journal articles and other resources dealing with criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse. Many of these are produced by various bureaus and offices of the U.S. Department of Justice, so government information is a strength of this database.
How to search this database: Take the database's online tutorial.

Public Affairs Index
What you'll find here: Journal and trade publication articles, conference papers, and government documents exploring contemporary issues that governments and other entities around the world are dealing with. A lot of effort goes into keeping the database up to date with current information.
How to search this database: Visit the EBSCOhost help page.