Legal Rhetoric

Legal Studies - Summer 2017 - Instructor: Cosovano, L.

A guide for SPCS Legal Studies Summer Program

Recommended law databases

Use these databases to search legal cases, law reviews, and law journals

[Bethesda, Md.] : Congressional Information Service ; [Miamisburg, Ohio] : Proquest
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United States government: includes Legislative Histories, Congressional Hearings, Congressional Record, House and Senate Reports, and more.
(Select legal resources): includes US Federal and State Cases; Law Reviews; International.
Buffalo, NY : William S. Hein & Co., [2000]-
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In addition to its vast collection of law journals, HeinOnline also contains the Congressional Record Bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, famous world trials dating back to the early 1700?s, legal classics from the 16th to the 20th centuries, the United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, all United States Treaties, the Federal Register from inception in 1936, the CFR from inception in 1938, and much more.
[Denton, Tex.] : University of North Texas Libraries
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Congressional Research Service (CRS) - a GREAT resource for review papers on subjects that congressional committee members might want for background on a topic that may be relevant to a legislative topic - for example, music piracy, or vigilantism, or health care or juvenile crime or media violence. Also available through Congressional Publications
[Washington, D.C.] : CQ Press, 2002-
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CQ Supreme Court Collection blends historical analysis with timely updates and expert commentary of Supreme Court decisions, biographies of Supreme Court justices, Supreme Court institutional history, and the U.S. Constitution. Users can access information by topic, justice, and case name. - See more at:

Recommended databases for background research

Try these databases for background material on the legal issues you are exploring:

Ipswich, MA : EBSCO Pub.
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The "go-to" database for popular and academic articles on a variety of topics. A multidisciplinary database which provides full-text for over 4,650 scholarly publications, more than 3,600 of them peer-reviewed. Includes topics in the social sciences, humanities, general science, education and most areas of academic study. Abstracts and indexing provided for 8,200 journals in the collection. Coverage is from 1965 to the present.
[San Diego, etc., Sociological Abstracts, inc.]
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
[Rochester, NY] : Social Science Electronic Pub.
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Social Science Research Network:  devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. It includes the Legal Scholarship Network Research Paper Series
[Ann Arbor, Mich.] : ProQuest Information and Learning Company.
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