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Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) This link opens in a new windowFull-text database of news, legal, business, and biographical information.
Political Science Complete This link opens in a new windowThis resource provides full-text coverage for nearly 400 journals in areas such as comparative politics, political theory, and international relations.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts This link opens in a new windowContains summaries of more than 200,000 criminal justice publications, including federal, state, and local government research reports and journal articles from 1975 to present.
SocINDEX with Full Text This link opens in a new windowThis database provides citations, abstracts, and full-text articles from journals, books, and conference proceedings in the field of sociology, including such sub-disciplines as criminal justice, social work, gender studies, and social psychology.
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Databases Best for Background Information
Missouri State Government Publications This link opens in a new windowProvides thousands of official, full-text (and primary source) Missouri state government publications, both current and historical.
THOMAS This link opens in a new windowUnited States federal legislative information and links to government resources.
Supreme Court A to Z This link opens in a new windowProvides concise, historical entries on the structure, dynamics, and significant cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court This link opens in a new windowThis resource covers all aspects of the U.S. Supreme Court, including biographies of the justices, major court decisions, and how the Court functions.
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