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Research Databases: Criminal Justice, Government, & Law

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Articlesselect to expand list

  • Legal Collection
    (EBSCO) Selective collection of 250 law journals from 1965 to the present.
  • Military & Government Collection
    (EBSCO) Full-text news for all military branches including almost 300 periodicals and 245
  • LexisNexis Academic
    (LexisNexis) Contains laws and court rulings as well as law reviews and legal analysis for state and federal courts; full-text U.S. and world news articles, magazines, and journals; and company profiles for private and public businesses.
  • Academic Search Complete
    (EBSCO) Articles from journals, magazines, newspapers on a variety of topics.
  • JSTOR 
    (Mellon Foundation) Includes full-text back issues of selected peer-reviewed journals in such areas as history, statistics, sociology, literature, and economics pamphlets.
  • Project MUSE 
    (Johns Hopkins University Press) Full-text articles from "over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals."
  • TOPICsearch
    (EBSCO) Help
    Current events database: over 100,000 articles from diverse sources & points of view, on important social/political/economic issues.
  • Race Relations Abstracts
    (EBSCO) Peer-reviewed research in ethnic studies, immigration, and discrimination. Indexing & abstracts (summaries) only. Search for publication title in the Full-Text Finder for availability of articles.

Reference & E-Booksselect to expand list

  • CountryWatch
    (CountryWatch, Inc.) Provides news, geographical, political, economic, and cultural information and maps on each of the 194 countries of the world.
  • Credo Reference
    (Credo) Includes materials from over 650 reference books on a variety of topics in higher education, including art, business, history, languages, literature, science, criminal justice, and political science.
  • EBSCO eBook Collection 
    (EBSCO) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
  • Ebook Central (ProQuest) Academic e-books, including general reference works.
  • Gale Legal Forms 
    (Gale) View, add to, and print Texas legal forms in such areas as wills, leases, and divorces.
  • Legal Information Reference Center 
    (EBSCO) Provides detailed how-to instructions covering a wide range of legal issues and includes access to legal reference books and legal forms.

U.S. & Texas: Laws & Statisticsselect to expand list

  • U. S. Code - free web
    (U.S. House of Representatives) United States Laws.
  • Federal Register - free web
    (National Archives and Records Administration) Official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents - 1994 to present.
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Online Edition) 
    (ProQuest) Help
    Sources include United States government agencies and commerical publishers.
  • Texas Statutes - free web
    (State of Texas) Texas laws.
  • Handbook of Texas - free web
  • (Texas State Historical Association) Full-text, brief article entries about Texas history & geography.

Videoselect to expand list

  • Academic Video Online: Premium 
    (Alexander Street Press) Full-length videos on various topics, documentaries, instructional materials and limited historical news reports.
  • Films on Demand 
    (Films Media Group) High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.

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Link to Databases by Title Search for magazines, newspapers, and journals by title Find Databases by Subject

  1. Search the Library Catalog. Request any circulating items not in your local library using the "Place Hold" button. Login with your 14-digit library barcode number and PIN.
  2. Looking for a specific article? Search the Full Text Finder for newspaper, magazine, or journal titles.
  3. Search WorldCat to find books and articles from libraries worldwide, then apply at your local library for a TexShare card to borrow them directly or request specific books and articles through interlibrary loan.


TexShare databases Selected databases are funded, in part, through TexShare, a division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, utilizing grant funds provided by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services.