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Finding Legal Information

These databases are accessible via the Library Homepage  --  Research -- Databases A to Z.

LexisNexis Academic
Full text of thousands of newspapers, magazines, broadcast transcripts, business publications, legal materials, and more.
NOTE: Use the US Legal section on the left sidebar.

LexisNexis Congressional
Information on the U.S. legislature, including full text of bills from 1989 on, public laws from 1988 on, committee reports from 1990 on, House and Senate documents from 1995 on, Congressional Record from 1985 on, Federal Register from 1980 on, and more government information.
NOTE: Use the Legislative Histories, Bills, and Laws section the left sidebar to access congressional hearings and other related documents.

      

    Finding Articles

    SEARCHING FOR ARTICLES

    SCHOLARLY ARTICLES

    Check the Subject Guides (linked from the Library Homepage in the Research box) for other recommended databases for this and other subject areas.

    Academic Search Complete
    Full text access to scholarly and non-scholarly publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas.

    JSTOR
    Full text of scholarly journals from most academic disciplines. Coverage is from the inception of the journal through three to five years ago.

    Omnifile (Wilson Web)
    A database with some full text articles covering various academic subjects including general sciences, humanities, social sciences, and business.

    PAIS International
    Citations from 1972 to the present from scholarly journals, gray literature, government publications, and more from 120 countries on political, economic, social and public policy issues.

    ScienceDirect College Edition Health and Life Sciences
    A database of 1000+ full-text Elsevier journals in the areas of health, life, and physical sciences.

    Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
    Indexes international serials literature in political science and complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy.

    NEWS ARTICLES

    For articles from the late 1980s/early 1990s to the present, use:

    Academic Search Complete
    Full text access to scholarly and non-scholarly publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas.

    LexisNexis Academic
    Full text of thousands of newspapers, magazines, broadcast transcripts, business publications, legal materials, and more.

    For articles before the late 1980s/early 1990s, use:

    Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature
    Location: Trexler Library Reference Collection Indexes Area (Level A)

        
       

      Getting the Full Text of Articles

      To get the full text of an article, consider the following options:

      - If you are in Encompass Search or a library database, look for "Check for Full Text buttons," "Access Online," or "Check eResources" buttons. These buttons will take you the full text of the article or tell you that the full text cannot be found. If the full text is not available from Trexler Library, look for buttons to request the item from another library via interlibrary loan. Or go directly to the interlibrary loan request forms.

      - If you have citation information for the article (i.e., journal title, article title, publication year, etc.), type the information about your article in Encompass Search on the library website. If the library subscribes to the full text, you will be directed to the article (see first bullet above). If not, you can request a copy of the article via interlibrary loan.

      - If Trexler Library does not have access to the full text of the article, search Google Scholar by article title to see if the author has made a copy freely available online. If not, you can request a copy of the article via interlibrary loan.

      Citing Your Sources

      • The Chicago manual of style (16th ed., 2010)
        Location: Online or search Encompass Search by title or Ready Reference 808.027 C632m
      • Zotero
        "Free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources." Download instructions and help available on the site.
          

        Need Help with Your Research?

        Contact:

        Jen Jarson
        Social Sciences Reference Librarian
        phone: 484-664-3552
        email: jarson@muhlenberg.edu

            
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