Law and Legislation Databases

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Most Useful

Database Database Description
Academic Lexis-Nexis (now Nexis Uni)

Now called Nexis Uni, this database includes more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.  Includes court decisions (including historical cases dating back to the 1880s), full text law reviews, thousands of full text news sources in English and foreign languages, and current data on 13 million companies.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: news, primary sources, scholarly articles
ProQuest Congressional

Provides access to records related to the U.S. Congress, including hearings, bill texts, legislative histories, voting records and more. Formerly called Congressional Lexis-Nexis.

Dates of coverage: 1969 - present
Content Type: primary sources

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Database Database Description
Academic Search Complete

Multidisciplinary database that indexes journals from a wide range of subject areas, including literature, history, ethnic studies, computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, and medical sciences. Includes many fulltext articles.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: scholarly articles
AccessUN

Index of United Nations documents, records, reports and resolutions. Includes some fulltext documents.

Dates of coverage: 1956 - Present
Content Type: primary sources
GPO

Index to over 380,000 US government documents.

Dates of coverage: 1976 - present.
Content Type: primary sources
PAIS

Index to books, articles, conference proceedings, government documents, book chapters and statistical directories about public affairs.

Dates of coverage: 1972 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Sociological Abstracts

Indexes articles on all aspects of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

Dates of coverage: 1963 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
U.S. Congressional Serial Set

Fulltext collection of all the Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for the 15th through the 36th Congress, sessions.

Dates of coverage: 1817 - 1860
Content Type: primary sources, reference source
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Index of materials related to political science, including history and theory, comparative, international, political psychology, law, and public administration and policy.

Dates of coverage: 1975 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles