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DATABASES PERIODICALS
LexisNexis Academic: Contains a vast amount of legal research, including:

VAST Academic Video Online: Streaming documentaries, training videos, and interviews visually depicting the theoretical principles and practical application of criminal justice and emergency response.
 
Search additional Government & Law databases.
 
 
Search by journal name:
  • cornell law review
  • journal of corporation law
  • law & social inquiry
NEWS REFERENCE BOOKS / E-BOOKS
(For more, search the Library Catalog)
 
 
 
 
 
Crime and punishment in America: reference library (2005), Gale Virtual Reference eBook.

Criminal justice. 3 vol., Salem Press (2006), R345.73 C75 2006.
 
Dictionary of law (2003), Oxford Reference eBook.

Encyclopedia of the American constitution (2000), Gale Virtual Reference eBook.

Legal Engish (2009), EBSCO eBook.

Psychological criminology: an investigative approach (2011), EBSCO eBook.

Tennessee Code Annotated, 1955- . R345.12 T295.

Thinking like a lawyer: a new introduction to legal reasoning (2009), EBSCO eBook.

World encyclopedia of police forces and correctional systems (2007), Gale Virtual Reference eBook.
WEBSITES
General

FindLaw: Resources for legal professionals, corporate counsel, law students, businesses, and consumers; includes cases and codes, news, and career information.
 
Guide to Law Online: Annotated guide to online sources of information on government and law from the Library of Congress.
 
Oyez: United States Supreme Court, 1792 to present; Includes downloadable audio records of the Supreme Court from 1955-present; information on each justice. Case information includes an overview, the names of the advocates, a tally of votes for and against, the docket number, dates, and relevant issues.
 
THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet: Source of the information about the U.S. Congress--bills, resolutions, the Congressional Record, schedules, calendars, committees treaties, and more.
 
Nolo's Free Dictionary of Law Terms and Legal Definitions: Plain-English definitions for hundreds of legal terms.

Zimmerman's Research Guide: LexisNexis free encyclopedia for legal researh.
 
Business Law
 
Business.usa.gov: Guides on licensing, financing, and starting a business, with links to online forms needed for filing licenses.
 
Cornell Law School - Commercial Law: Public access law dictionary and encyclopedia; includes the complete Uniform Commercial Code; from Cornell University.
 
ABA Business Law: Information/services about business law; includes free full text of Business Law Today.
Criminal Justice

Bureau of Justice Statistics: Statistical information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of the U.S. government.
 
FBI Records - The Vault: Frequently requested or newsworthy reports from the FBI.
 
CrimDoc (Criminology Library Grey Literature): Working papers and research reports in criminal justice, penology and corrections, juvenile deliquency/young offenders, policing and law enforcement, and private policing.
 
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: Index and abstracting database with full-text documents from U.S. government agencies.
 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention: Reports, statistics, & policies on juvenile justice.
 
Uniform Crime Report: Statistics on crime at national, state, and local levels, gathered by the FBI.
 
VictimLaw: Find victims’ rights statutes, tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, administrative code provisions, and case summaries of related court decisions.

Local
 
Tennessee Code Annotated (LexisNexis): Provides the text of the statutes only, without summaries of related case law or references to helpful secondary materials.
 
 
 
 
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