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If you're just starting out as a pre-law student and need to get some background/fundamentals, the following can help:
To search all of Schewe's databases, use the following:
Criminal Justice (Gale OneFile) This link opens in a new window
This sociology and criminal justice database includes over 250 full-text scholarly and professional journals. Those interested in law, law enforcement, terrorism prevention, forensic science, and crime scene investigation would do well to consult this database.
LegalTrac (Gale OneFile) This link opens in a new window
This legal database contains over 200 full-text legal publications, and features coverage of U.S., British Commonwealth, and European Union law. The database also includes law reviews, Bar Association publications, and select legal newspapers.
Nexis Uni This link opens in a new window
This general database draws from over 17,000 distinct sources, and includes a variety of legal, business and news information. Best used for newspapers, company information and legal cases. The update to Nexis Uni provides a new, more intuitive, interface, and the option to personalize your research!
The databases below will be the best bets for starting your research in law. If you are having trouble finding articles, see our Finding Articles guide, or ask a librarian for help!
Here are some websites which might be helpful for a law student:
The best place to find books relevant for pre-law students is in the Schewe Library Catalog or in the library on the shelves primarily in the 340 - 349 range on the lower level. If you are having trouble finding more books, see our Finding Books guide. Here are some suggested titles:
You can find reliable and high-quality videos on a variety of topics below:
You can find reliable and high-quality law videos on the following topics:
Legal Scholars often cite according to the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation or The Bluebook. For undergraduate purposes, APA will often be sufficient unless your professor has specified otherwise.