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Databases

 

Academic Search Premier

The world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary, full text database designed specifically for academic institutions.

Access World News - NewsBank

The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers in full-text content -- all in one easy-to-search database with a world map. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues. Paid ads are excluded.

JSTOR

This database is unique because the complete archives of core scholarly journals have been digitized, starting with the very first issues, many of which date from the 1800's. New titles and fields are being added regularly. Scholarly journal archive - it is NOT a current issue database.

ProQuest Central

The largest aggregated full-text database in the market today totaling more than 11,250 titles, with over 8,400 titles in full text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Includes over 400 full text U.S., Canadian and international newspapers, including exclusive access to the full text of The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times.

Research Library

Search for coverage of a broad range of subjects including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests. From 1971 to present.

SIRS

A comprehensive database portal which is comprised of several distinct reference databases including SIRS Researcher, SIRS Governement Reporter and SIRS Renaissance. It provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities.

 

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eBooks

 

21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook

This two-volume edition provides straightforward and definitive overviews of 100 key topics comprising traditional criminology and its modern outgrowths.

Credo Reference

Over 500 highly-regarded titles from over 70 publishers; Credo General Reference covers every major subject.

ebrary

Access to over 25,000 books from publishers such as McGraw Hill, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)

Over 5,000 eBooks are available to GBC students in the EBSCO eBook collection. Search by subject, title or author and research right from home.

Encyclopedia of Cybercrime

Examines all aspects of the world of cybercrime. Articles address key areas of concern and specifically those having to with terminology, definitions and social constructs of crime, national infrastructure security vulnerabilities and capabilities, types of attacks to computers and information systems, and computer abusers and cybercriminals.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

This encyclopedia fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice, equal protection, and business and government law. Within this framework, case entries are arranged under the more specific legal issue to which they relate, such as affirmative action, capital punishment, freedom of speech, and monopolies.

 

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Websites

 

All Law

Lots of legal information and forms. Some links may be fee-based.

American Law Sources Online (ALSO)

"Comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to all on-line sources of American law that are available without charge."

Duhaime.org

Legal information, museum and dictionary. Offers lots of information.

FindLaw

Cases, statutes, legal news, a lawyer directory and topical information.

GPO Access

Access to Government Printing Office publications.

Law.Com Dictionary

Dictionary of legal terms provided by the New York Law Journal.

Legal Information Institute - Cornell University

Information on legal topics.

Library of Congress Guide to Law

"Annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information."

Nevada Revised Statutes

Current codified laws of the State of Nevada.

NOLO

Free legal information, law books, legal software, and legal forms. Includes a legal dictionary.

THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet

Legislative information from the Library of Congress.

 

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