Highly Recommended Databases
Justice Abstracts with Full-text
(1968-present; updated quarterly; some full-text; RefWorks
) provides indexes and abstracts to journals, books and reports in criminology
and related fields. It covers crime trends, prevention projects, corrections,
juvenile delinquency, police, courts, offenders, victims, and sentencing. It is produced by the Don M. Gottfredson Library of Criminal Justice
at Rutgers University Law Library and the
user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Annual Reviews cancelled, but returning soon.
(all full-text in PDF; RefWorks help
) includes 1,550 law journals (including the Harvard Law Review)
, Code of Federal Regulations
from 1938-present, Federal Register
from 1936-present, US Reports
from 1754-present, foreign relations of the US, legal classics from 18th to the 19th centuries, treaties and agreements, US code, attorney general opinions, the complete Congressional Record
, federal agency documents, legislative history, presidential documents and speeches, statues, supreme court, and world constitutions. A citation navigator allows you to insert a Bluebook citation and quickly pull up a page. It is produced by and its user interface is provided by William S.Hein & Co. Click Log in to HeinOnline
to begin searching.
(much full-text from 1965-present; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) indexes and abstracts scholarly
peer-reviewed publications including law journals, documents, and case studies. It covers current issues, studies,
thoughts and trends of the legal world. This database provides information on criminal justice, international law,
federal law, organized crime, medical law, labor & human resource law, ethics, and the environment.
It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
(all full-text; RefWorks
; Shepardize handout
) covers a wide variety of subjects including law, government, international affairs, politics,
business and medicine. Legal research provides federal and state cases, Shepard's citations, federal and state
codes, tax law, Canadian court cases and legislation, law reviews, and patents. Business research allows users to create company profiles, lists, and comparisons, as well as SEC filings, account and country profiles. Company reports can be created and data can be downloaded into spreadsheets. The People
tab allows users to find obituaries, elected officials, and industry contacts. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by
Justice Reference Service Abstracts (NCJRS)
(1970-present; some full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) contains summaries of important law enforcement and criminal justice books, government reports, research reports, journals, and unpublished research. It covers corrections, courts, crime statistics, domestic preparedness, drugs, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and victims. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
SocINDEX with Full-text (core 1895-present; much full-text; tutorials;
RefWorks help; XLinks) features more than 1,660,000 records with subject headings from a 19,300 term sociological thesaurus
designed by subject experts. It indexes over 750 core journals, 575 priority journals, 2,800 selective journals,
books, conference papers, and other non-periodical content sources. Searchable cited references are also provided. It
covers all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study, including abortion, criminology & criminal justice,
demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion,
rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural
anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions,
and violence. It features over 10,000 author profiles with biographical and bibliographic information. It contains
full-text for over 344 core journals, 129 priority journals, 700 books, and 6,800 conference papers. It includes the former EBSCO database, Sociological Collection. It is produced
by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing. Evidence-Based Practice Tip: To limit search results to articles with some level of evidence: Type your search strategy in the textboxes provided. Type research in the next available textbox. Click the Search button.
Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) (1980-present; updated weekly; some full-text;
RefWorks Help; tutorial; citation alerts; saving searches & creating alerts; journal titles) is one of the citation databases included in Web of Knowledge. Click Web of Science and then change Current Limits to search this database separately. It provides bibliographic information and
cited references for over 1,700 social sciences journals. It covers anthropology, business,
communication, demography, economics, education, ethnic studies, family studies, health policy,
history, information & library science, international relations, law, management, nursing,
political science, psychology, public administration, rehabilitation, social work, sociology,
substance abuse, transportation, urban studies, women's studies. Click Sign In to save searches and receive search history and citation alerts. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Thomson Reuters. Evidence-Based Practice Tip: To limit search results to articles with some level of evidence: Type your topic in the text boxes provided. Type your academic discipline (e.g., occupational therapy, social work, nursing) in the next available text box. Type research in the next available text box. Click the down arrow adjacent to the last two text boxes and select Topic.
Social Work Abstracts (1965-present; some full-text; tutorials; RefWorks help; XLinks) offers extensive coverage of more than 450 social work and human services
journals. It covers all
aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of
service, social issues and problems, therapy, education, human
services, addictions, child and family welfare, mental health, and civil and legal
rights. It is produced by the National
Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing. This subscription is limited to 8 simultaneous users. Evidence-Based Practice Tip: To limit search results to articles with some level of evidence: Type your search strategy in the textboxes provided. Type research in the next available textbox. Click the Search button.
Academic Search Complete
(1985-present; updated daily; more full-text;
) is a multidisciplinary database that covers nearly all academic
areas of study. It indexes and abstracts over 9,300 journals, many of them
peer-reviewed (4,400), and provides full-text for over 5,300 journals. It also includes indexing and abstracts for books, reports,
conference proceedings, etc. Searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 journals. It is produced by and the user interface
is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
CQ Researcher (1991-present; all full-text; RefWorks help; XLinks) is the online version of the CQ Researcher print publication. It provides original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Each issue discussed includes an abstract, overview, background, current situation, outlook, special focus, chronology, pro/con, bibliography, next step, contacts, and footnotes. Controversial topics are addressed in a balanced, unbiased manner. It is published by and the user interface is provided by CQ Press, a Division of Congressional Quarterly, Inc. This subscription is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
(1983-present; updated weekly; all full-text; RefWorks help
) is the online version of the CQ Weekly
print publication. It provides news coverage of the U.S.
Congress, including status of bills, votes and amendments; floor and committee activity;
and backroom maneuvering. It is published by and the user interface is provided by CQ Press, a Division of Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Historical Statistics of the United States
(most from 1800s-1990s; full-text essays & introductions; downloadable data)
provides quantitative data on population, work & welfare, economic structure & performance, economic sectors, and governance & international relations. It covers social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade. It permits users to search and download data as well as create customized tables, spreadsheets and graphs. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Cambridge University Press.
International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center (ISCTRC)
(Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides a comprehensive resource for analysts, risk management professionals, and students. It provides background information from organizations, agencies, and publishers. It includes articles, books, FAQs, and news feeds, as well as summaries of recent developments across the international political, military, economic, social, and technical spectrum. There are more than 10, 500 pertinent images and reports from Strattor Analysis, Strattor Forecasts, and the Strattor Geopolitical diary. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Ohio Administrative Code
(updated regularly; all full-text) contains all rules, including full appendices, certified to the
Legislative Service Commission and the Secretary of State. It is produced by the State of Ohio and the user interface is provided by Anderson Publishing, Inc.
Ohio Revised Code
(updated regularly; all full-text) permits searching and browsing of Ohio legislation. It is produced by the State of Ohio and the user interface is provided by Anderson Publishing, Inc.
(Using this resource
; all full-text; XLinks
) is a cross-searchable database of more than
125 quick reference dictionaries and 189 in-depth encyclopedias. It covers general reference
as well as specific subject categories: archaeology, art and architecture, bilingual dictionaries, classical studies, encyclopedias, English dictionaries and thesauri, history, language reference, law, linguistics, literature, media studies, medicine and health, music, names studies, performing arts, philosophy, quotations,
religion, science and technology, social sciences, and society and culture. All subject categories can be searched separately. Reference types include overview pages, subject reference, timelines, quotations, English dictionaries, and bilingual dictionaries. It is published by and the user interface
is provided by Oxford University Press. This subscription is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
No reader is required to use these electronic books. The best way to find ebooks is in the XPLORE Library Catalog
. Just look for the ebook icon:
Statistical Abstract of the U. S.
(formerly LexisNexis Statistical Publications & DataSets and then ProQuest Statistical Datasets) includes authoritative and comprehensive statistics collected from associations, federal agencies, and research organizations. It covers social, political, and economic statistics representing conditions in the United States from 1940-2020. Total, region, or state data can be downloaded as pdf or xls (spreadsheet) files. Data is provided by the US government and the user interface is provided by ProQuest.
Public Affairs Index
(Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) covers all aspects of national and global contemporary public policy issues, ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, international commerce, and conflict. It includes scholarly journals, conference papers, trade publications, and government documents. Topics include banking, public finance, criminal justice, economic policy, taxation, education, emigration, immigration, energy, government, humanitarian issues, industry, labor, law, legislation, natural disasters, poverty, politics, elections, social policy, and transportation. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.