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Research Guide: Business Law (BU 312)


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Reference Universe

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Databases and Indexes--find articles

 

Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,500 journals with full text for more than 3,900 peer-reviewed publications. Covers all subjects. Good place to start your search. Provides access to well over 400 journals in the area of law and legal studies (from EBSCO)

1975--current | Some full text | More info

 

Business Source Premier 

Designed for business researchers, provides full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications. Use the Business Searching Interface for the journals along with easy access to country economic data, company profiles, industry information, SWOT analyses, and market research (from EBSCO)

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Campus Research New and Improved at WestlawNEXT

Powered by Westlaw, a comprehensive collection of news, business, and law-related information sources. Provides hundreds of newspapers--national and international, magazines, news wires, trade journals, and company information. Access to Hoover's Basic Company Reports and Profiles and SEC filings. Includes federal and state case law, statues, regulations, and administrative codes, as well as European Union information, law reviews and journals, American Law Reports, and American Jurisprudence 2d. Campus Research will soon be part of the new Westlaw database, WestlawNEXT.

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Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text

Contains some 300,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline. Subject areas covered include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole. (from EBSCO)

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CQ Researcher Plus Archive

Provides in-depth, unbiased coverage of health issues, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Including pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, it is useful for term papers, debates, and speeches. Use the archival reports for history research.

1923--current | Full text

 

Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 5,300 journal titles many of which are in full text. Some 3,800 journals are peer-reviewed. (from Gale's InfoTrac )

1980--current | Some full text | More info

 

JSTOR

Provides access to scholarly journals. Our collection (Arts & Sciences 1) includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also contains titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics. Overall, there are 119 titles in fifteen disciplines.

1800s--current | Full text

 

Newspapers/NewsStand

Access to over 500 national and international newspapers. Includes full text for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. (from ProQuest)

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Points of View Reference Center

"Points of View Reference Center™ is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 250 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument),counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide." (from EBSCO)

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Sage

Full text access to high-quality, scholarly journals in the areas of Religious Studies, Communication Studies, Education, Management & Organization Studies, Physical & Life Sciences, Nursing & Health Sciences, Political Science, Criminology, Sociology, Urban Studies & Planning, and Psychology.

1999--current | Full text

 

ScienceDirect

One of the world's largest providers of scientific, technical, and medical literature with a database of some 2 million articles and 59 million abstracts from all fields of science. Access to journals in mathematics, social sciences, arts and humanities, and business as well. To access relevant articles click the "Search" button and then use the "Subject Menu" to choose "Social Sciences."

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Journals A-Z

Search an A-Z list of all journals, magazines, and newspapers in the Fitzgerald collection both online and in print. If we do not have the journal you need to access your article, you may order the article through interlibrary loan.

 

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Reference Books of Note

 

Battleground: Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Amy Lind & Stephanie Brzuzy. Greenwood Press, 2008.

R305.403 B33 | 2 vols.

 

Black's Law Dictionary. Bryan Garner, ed. Thomson West, 2004.

R340.03 B62

 

Children, Young Adults, and the Law. Lauren Krohn Arnest. ABC CLIO, 1998.

R346.7301 A74

 

Encyclopedia of Social Problems. Vincent Parrrillo, ed. Sage, 2008.

R361.103 E56 | 2 vols.

 

Encyclopedia of White Collar & Corporate Crime. Lawrence Salinger, ed. Sage, 2005.

R364.168 E56 | 2 vols.

 

Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court. David Savage. CQ Press, 2004.

R347.7326 G94 | 2 vols.

 

Magill's Legal Guide. Timothy Hall, ed. Salem Press, 2000.

R349.73 | 3 vols.

 

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and Law. Peter Newman. Macmillan Reference, 1998.

R330.03 N53n | 3 vols.

 

Supreme Court Compendium. Lee Epstein, ed. CQ Press, 2007
R347.7326 S95e

 


 

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Recommended Web Sites

 

Google Scholar 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources.  Just click on "Find Full Text @SMU."

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Public Library of Law

From Fastcase.com, largest online database of free law. covers federal law as well as the laws of all 50 states.

 

 


 

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