Use this guide to find information and research on topics in the field of legal studies
Last Updated: Sep 1, 2015
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- Academic Search Premier
Find articles in many scholarly disciplines here
Includes complete coverage beginning with the first volume of more than 1,200 law and law-related periodicals, classic legal treatises from the 18th and 19th centuries, and English Reports, Full Reprint (1220-1867).
- Legal Scholarship Network
Archive of legal scholarly articles most of which are available for free.
- LexisNexis Academic
Find articles in law reviews here
- Social Law Library
Unique material includes MA administrative agency rulings, Superior Court, Housing Court, and Land Court opinions.
- Westlaw Campus Research
Legal encyclopedias, law reviews, and legal treatises; case, statutory, and regulatory law.
Same content as Westlaw Campus Research (see above) with a different user interface.
- Complete List of Library Databases
Many excellent social science databases listed under the following headings: General and Interdisciplinary, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, Communication and Psychology among others
- UMass Catalog
Search here for books owned by UMass
- Five College Catalog
Search here for books available in the Five Colleges
Combined catalogs of most U.S. libraries. Request books through Interlibrary Loan