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LEGL School of Public Policy and Graziadio Business Law: Journal Articles & Other Readings & Research
Use the resources in this guide to locate research and policy around laws and legislation.
In addition to many other news resources, LexisNexis Uni provides federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations, and law journal articles. 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.
Searching for Scholarly and News Articles (Library Databases)
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.
Access to the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,200 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier includes full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Updated daily
Provides access to the Dow Jones and Reuters news wires, The Wall Street Journal, Barrons and over 8,000 other sources with the ability to cross search Web sites, publications, newswires, company reports and pictures in a single search. For guidance on building a Factiva search, please visit this guide.
Why Look for Other Articles Within and Beyond the Legal Field?
Beyond primary sources (the statutes, regulations, and laws), there are other secondary legal sources such as law review journals, legal journals, books, reports, and other writing that provide legal perspective. With topics impacting business as relate to the law, it is also helpful to consider other secondary sources and below are some helpful sources to utilize.
Library of Congress Comprehensive Index of Legal Reports (Free Resource)
The Law Library of Congress produces reports primarily for members of Congress. The legal research reports on this site provide commentary and recommended resources on issues and events. The information provided reflects research undertaken as of the date of writing. Current topics include cryptocurrency, immigration, health care, government spending, privacy rights and data protection, and corporate taxation.
Seeing What Practicing Attorneys Read (Free Resources)
The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of and bibliographic information for more than 210,000 publications including: Federal, State, and local government reports; books; research reports; journal articles; and unpublished research. Subject areas include corrections, courts, drugs, law enforcement, juvenile justice, crime statistics, domestic preparedness, and victims.
Reading Books & e-Books
Books in print and electronic format can be another helpful source of information on your topic. For any books or articles that are not available in full-text, you can use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request materials.