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Poli322: American Constitutional Law

Some Useful Information Sources


Library catalogs:

EZRA - The Wittenberg University catalog
OhioLINK - Combined catalog of more than 80 Ohio libraries
World Cat Open Access - Combined catalog of thousands of libraries worldwide

(If you can't get it from OhioLINK, fill out the Interlibrary Loan: Book Request Form)

Some helpful books:

In the Reference section:

West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 13 volumes. Ref. KF 154 .W47 2005
Black's Law Dictionary. 7th ed. Ref. KF 156 .B53 1999

In the Main Stacks:

The U.S. Constitution A to Z. Main KF 4548 .M33 2002
The Constitution and Its Amendments. 4 volumes. Main KF 4557 .C66 1999


Article databases for Political Science Research

International Political Science Abstracts Produced by the International Political Science Association, this database includes current indexing and abstracts of the world's leading journals in political science published from 1989 to the present.
Lexis-Nexis Academic Contains legal news and reviews, case law, codes and regulations, and more. Completely full text.
Notice the blue buttons on the lower-left side of the start page. You can find more advanced options by clicking to expand the "US Legal" menu.
Legal Collection Full text and indexing of law journals.
Women's Studies International Indexes multidisciplinary scholarship in feminist research.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts 1975 - June 2006 A basic index for journal articles in political science, international relations, law, and public administration/policy. Some full text.
Academic Search Complete Contains full text for more than 3,600 scholarly publications, plus article summaries for 900 more journals.
JSTOR Covers a wide variety of subjects areas. Journals start with the first (oldest) issue, although the most recent few years are not included.

New York Times - Historical

Full text of the New York Times from its inception in 1851 through 2005. More recent full text in Lexis-Nexis from the present back to June 1980.
America: History and Life U.S and Canadian history, pre-history to present. Has article summaries but no full text.

Or - look at the full list of All Databases.






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