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Westlaw Campus Research Star
Legal encyclopedias, law reviews, and legal treatises; case, statutory, and regulatory law; newspapers and magazines; business data, 1980's-present.
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LexisNexis Academic Star
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Massive database of US and international newspapers; case and statutory law and law reviews; business periodicals, 1980-present.
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LegalTrac Star
Citations to articles from law reviews and law-related journals, 1980-present.
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Social Law Library Star
Unique material includes MA administrative agency rulings, Superior Court, Housing Court, and Land Court opinions.
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Labor and Employment Law Resource Center Star
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Full-text state and federal statutes, regulations and case law in the field of labor and employment law, 1965-present.
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Additional Databases in Law

Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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Columbia International Affairs Online: CIAO
Full-text working and position papers, books, and journals, from international affairs research institutes, 1991-present.
Also known as: CIAO
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Courtroom View Network
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Audiovisual files of courtroom opinion and proceedings.
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CQ Press Political Reference Suite
A starting point for federal government research. Directories, yearbooks, and documents from all three branches. Current.
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CQ Researcher
Well-documented full text overviews of current issues, including bibliographies and chronologies. Produced by Congressional Quarterly, 1923-present.
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CQ Weekly
A publication detailing and analyzing the activities of the U.S. Congress. This searchable version dates back to 1983.
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Criminal Justice Abstracts
Journal articles, books, and dissertations on criminology, justice system, police, corrections, crime prevention, and victim's rights, 1968 to present.
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CRS Reports
Reports by the public policy research arm of the U. S. Congress on current issues and their legal and legislative status, 1970-present. Library doesn't subscribe to tabbed extras like Bills, Memebers & Votes, etc.
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Expanded Academic ASAP
Articles from scholarly and general-interest periodicals relating to the humanities, social sciences, and non-technical general sciences, 1980-present.
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Gale Encyclopedia of American Law
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HeinOnline
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).
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International Political Science Abstracts
Citations to articles from international political science periodicals, 1951-present.
Also known as: IPSA
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PolicyFile
Full text policy papers from think tanks, research institutes, and agencies.
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PolicyMap
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Map-creation tool for visualizing many categories of data: income, housing, quality of life, federal guidelines, and more.
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ProQuest Criminal Justice
Articles from 250 criminolgy and related journals, plus dissertations, 1980-present.
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RIA Checkpoint
Tax law and documentation for accountants and tax professionals: guides, professional practices, analysis, and tax planning material, 1990 - present.
Also known as: Checkpoint
RIA Academic Advantage
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Sage Journals
More than 645 journals in business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine, 1999-present.
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Social Sciences Abstracts
Citations to journal articles in the social sciences, 1983-present.
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Social Sciences Citation Index
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Provides indexing and citation tracking for journals in all the social sciences, 1956-present.
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Subject Compilations of State Laws
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An index of articles, books, court opinions, and other publications that compare state laws, with many links to full text. Searchable by subject, 1925-current with a two year lag.
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