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Legal Research: Find Articles and Journals

General Research Databases

These general databases cover a wide range of topics.  These databases can be a great starting point to find some general information on your research topic. 


Research databases

Google Scholar

 With with the search engine  Google Scholar ,  you can find full text legal opinions from U.S. federal and state district, appellate and supreme courts. You can also search in  Google Scholar  for articles in law reviews and scholarly journals. Google Scholar is connected to Whittemore Library's databases, so an article from your search results should be availabe full-text from our library if you see and click on the link,  "Find it @ Framingham State", to the right of the article.   If you find an article or citation that we do not have access to at FSU, you can request the article via inter-library loan.

Key Databases

Lexis Nexis Academic provides access to primary source materials such as case law, statutes and regulations, as well as secondary source materials including legal news and law reviews.
New!  HeinOnline provides access to over 1500 legal and social science journal articles, plus statutes and regulations of the U.S. and other countries.

Additional Databases of Interest

Full-Text Journal Finder

Many students are looking for journals in full-text online.  The Full-Text Journal Finder can help you to determine whether the journal you are looking for has full-text access at the Whittemore Library.  Type in the journal name or the first few words of the name to see if your journal can be found in full-text online.

E Journals & Print Journals at FSU

Links to e-journals and a listing of the journals FSU's Whittemore Library carries in print format.