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Law: Databases

A guide to help you research legal topics

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Library Databases - Articles

Check out the databases below to find articles about the law and legal issues.  You can also choose from our full listing of databases. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to login to the databses with your MEID and password. 

Library Databases

What is a library database?

A library database is a collection of different sources such as magazine articles, journal articles, ebooks, streaming videos, images, book reviews, and more.  You can find all these sources by searching with keywords, author names, or article titles.

Search Tips

  • Type specific keywords or short phrases into the database search box rather than full sentences or questions.
  • Use AND to connect 2 or more different key concepts.  
    • Search Example: censorship AND internet
    • Search Example: copyright AND music
  • Brainstorm a few different keywords that relate to the topic you are researching.
    • Brainstorm Example: copyright, intellectual property, ownership
  • Use quotations around an exact phrase
    • Example: "intellectual property"  "First Amendment"
  • Use OR to connect 2 or more synonyms or related terms. Try a few searches with different keywords to get different results.  
    • Search Example: (copyright OR "intellectual property") AND music