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About This Guide
Use this guide to locate a variety of basic resources for legal research. The tabs above provide links to research databases that search thousands of journals, newspapers, books and e-books, as well as videos and quality Web sites.
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The following databases include the full content of over 700 general and specialized encyclopedias that are also published in print. This is an excellent source to get brief background information if you know little or nothing on your topic.
includes the full-text content from over 850 encyclopedias and other reference books covering a broad range of subjects. There are over 3 million articles and 200,000+ images (art, diagrams, maps and photos).
Gale Virtual Reference Library
contains the full-text content from over 200 special topic encyclopedias and other reference books, including the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Supreme Court Drama: Cases that Changed America, and the Supreme Court and Individual Rights.