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POSC 104: The American People and Politics: Finding Supreme Court Cases, Relevant Articles & Biographies
Students in this class will research a Supreme Court case and will need to locate relevant information in law reviews, Justice biographies, etc.
Provides full-text coverage of approximately 15,000 national and regional newspapers, broadcast transcripts, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations and SEC filings such as 10-K's and 10-Q's. It provides access to company profiles, industry and market research information and trade journals. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789. This database is only available to current Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff. For an overview of how to use Nexis Uni, visit this page.
Search for relevant scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
Books on Supreme Court Cases & Biographies of Justices
Provides the historical context and constitutional perspective of more than 1,000 of the most important Supreme Court cases. Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court provides an unparalleled history of the Supreme Court and its impact on American democracy and society. Case summaries are organized chronologically.
Essays examine the basic biographical facts of each justice's life, legal background, path to the Supreme Court, and major decisions. Arranged chronologically from John Jay, appointed to the court by President George Washington in 1789 to Stephen Breyer, appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1994.
Finding Information Relevant to Your Supreme Court Case, as well as, biographical Information about Supreme Court Justices
Provides biographical information on more than 528,000 people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. The database also provides full-text articles from over 350 magazines and newspapers and includes more than 27,000 images plus links to Web sites tied to the lives and works of the subjects.
Some 50,000 new and/or updated biographies are added each year, as well as daily status updates of existing subjects
Access to portraits of more than 18,700 men and women, updated quarterly with new and revised entries, features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities. Includes over 900 articles from The Oxford Companion to United States History, providing historical and social context to the biographies.
Provides full text coverage to nearly 9,100 journals, including over 7,900 peer-reviewed titles in the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education and more. Full-text coverage dates back to 1985 and is updated daily.