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Political Science/Law Resources

Research guide featuring tools commonly needed for political science and law, or legal, research.


Comprehensive Sources 

Excellent comprehensive legal research site. Includes federal and state case law, federal and state codes, legal forms, and legal search engines.


Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe (ACU only)
Near complete source of federal and state codes and case law. Includes most levels of courts. Also has full-text articles of law reviews.


Westlaw (ACU Only, see librarian for password)

Most complete source of legal materials. Includes case law, codes, and legislation at the federal and state level; extensive law journals and legal reference works. Allows Keyciting (shepardizing) of all cases and statutes. Current and backfiles. Single user password access only. See librarian for access.