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Individual Databases Best for this Subject
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) Full-text database of news, legal, business, and biographical information.
Political Science Complete This 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 Contains 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 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.
Use connector words
- cats AND kittens
- cats OR kittens
- cats NOT kittens
Truncation(*): find all endings of a word
- nurs* (nurse, nurses, nursing)
- farm* (farms, farmers, farming, farmed)
- music* (musician, musical, musicality)
Databases Best for Background Information
Missouri State Government Publications Provides thousands of official, full-text (and primary source) Missouri state government publications, both current and historical.
THOMAS United States federal legislative information and links to government resources.
Supreme Court A to Z Provides 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 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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