List of HSU Databases
Criminal Justice & Legal Studies
(listed in order of relevance)

Specialized Databases Related General Databases Electronic Journals Electronic Books Web Sites
Title Brief description
Specialized Databases Top
SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO) Full Text. Offers comprehensive coverage of sociology and encompasses all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study such as criminology and criminal justice, ethnic and racial studies, marriage and family, social work, and sociological aspects of history, politics, psychology, and religion. Indexes journals, books, conference proceedings and other content.
Legal Information Reference Center (TexShare) Providing online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center™ contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes.
Lexis Nexis Academic (LexisNexis) Full Text. Access over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources. Legal sources include federal and state cases, tax law, and patents. Some full text.
Legal Collection (EBSCO) Indexes respected, scholarly peer-reviewed law publications including journals, documents, and case studies. Provides information on topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, the environment and much more. Some links to full text.
Congressional Collection (ProQuest) Full Text. Search congressional publications including the Congressional Record, U.S. Code, Statutes at Large, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register and Rules of Congress, plus political news sources, legislative histories, member biographies, committee assignments, voting records and financial data.
Military and Government Collection (EBSCO) Full Text. Offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military with full text for nearly 300 periodicals, academic journals and other content.
CQ Researcher (Direct) Full Text. Offers original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news, providing in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports go back to 1991, and each offer an introductory overview, background and chronology on the topic, an assessment of the current situation, tables and maps, pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, and bibliographies of key sources.
HeinOnline (Direct) Full Text. A legal research collection providing over 100 million page images of legal history from hundreds of law journal articles and government publications such as the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Record, United States Code, the Supreme Court Library, Presidential Library, U.S. Treaties, and Department of Justice. Find case law, foreign relations, world constitutions and much more.
Related General Databases Top
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) Full text. Scholarly, multi-disciplinary database covering many areas of academic study including archaeology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, multicultural studies, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.
TOPICsearch (EBSCO) Full Text. Current events database for research concerning social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms.
MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO) Full Text. Contains periodicals covering general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and more. Coverage dates back to 1975 and includes reference works, primary source documents, photos, maps, and images.
Article First (FirstSearch) Provides an index of journal articles taken from the table of contents of publications in business, humanities, medicine, popular culture, social sciences, science, and technology.
ECO (FirstSearch) Electronic Collection Online provides bibliographic information for articles from selected scholarly journals covering a broad range of subjects, with links to full text for subscribed content.
Electronic Journals Top
HSU Electronic Journals (Direct) Full text. A search interface allowing the user to find full-text journal subscriptions available to the HSU community from any subscribed database. Search by journal title or by subject area
Directory of Open Access Journals (Web) Full text. DOAJ is a comprehensive directory of scientific and scholarly journals, many of which provide free access to full text articles. Covers research in the arts, sciences, literature, law, politics, economics, philosophy, and religion among other topics.
Electronic Books Top
E-books on EBSCOhost (EBSCO) Full Text. Offers electronic versions of reference, professional and scholarly books (e-books) in a wide variety of subjects. Read the digitized texts page by page or search for specific content.
Web Sites Top
Findlaw (Web) Legal information website offering a mix of resources including cases, statutes, legal news, and professional directories.
Google Scholar (Web) Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
Open Jurist (Web) Free access to published Court opinions, including over 600,000 opinions from the United States Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals from the First, Second, and Third series of The Federal Reporter.
updated 20160720