Subject Databases
Legal Collection(Magnolia) An authoritative source for informaion on criminal justice, international law, organized crime, ethics, and more.
General Databases that Include Law Topics
Academic Search Complete(MELO) A scholarly, multi-disciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for thousands of journals and other publications. Academic Search Complete includes full-text access to peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracts for magazines, monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. The database features some PDF content going back as far as 1867, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 journals.
Academic Search Premier(Magnolia) Indexing for more than 8200 journals, and unmatched full text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, and more, for over 4500 of those titles.
Book Collection: Nonfiction(Magnolia) Fully searchable full text and abstracts for nearly 4000 popular nonfiction books on topics such as careers, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, technology, history, and civics.
Ebook CentralProQuest Ebook Central is a collection of more than 135,000 full-text ebooks covering a wide range of subjects, including business and economics, computers, technology and engineering, humanities, life and physical science, and social and behavioral sciences.
eBooks(Infobase) Offers access to more than 3,100 current and backlist Infobase titles, spanning a wide range of core, curriculum- oriented subject areas—from history, science, and literature to geography, social issues, the arts, biographies, and more.
eBook Collection(MELO) A database that contains all of the full text eBooks purchased by the MELO consortium.
eBook Community College Collection(MELO) Focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges, this multidisciplinary collection contains more than 52,000 eBook titles, with content spanning a range of topics, programs, and fields of study and varying from introductory/basic content to higher-level content, all with a user-friendly search experience and simple download process.
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia(Magnolia) Over 25,000 records, including images, biographies, and information in a variety of subject areas.
Gale Virtual Reference Library(Gale) Collection of full-text encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources.
MasterFILE Premier(Magnolia) Full text for thousands of periodicals, reference books, and primary source documents, covering a broad range of disciplines, including general reference and science, business, education, health, multicultural issues and more.
OverDrive(Contact Library to create an account). eBooks and audiobooks for your Kindle, computer, or mobile device.
SIRS Researcher(EBSCO) A general database of selected full-text articles on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political, and global issues. In addition to full-text articles, the following are also available: Today's News, Almanac Excerpts, and Maps of the World. Many articles are accompanied by graphics, including charts, maps, diagrams, and illustrations.
Websites for Legal Research
Mississippi CodeThe Secretary of State’s searchable Unannotated Mississippi Code is a link to information provided by LexisNexis Publishing, the official publisher of the Mississippi Code.
State of Mississippi Judiciary This site is designed to provide public access to information about the state court system and includes dockets, briefs, orders and opinions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Appellate opinions dating back to 1996 are available here. Appellate court oral arguments are webcast live, and oral arguments heard since October 2014 are archived here.
Mississippi College Judicial Data ProjectThe Judicial Data Project by Mississippi College School of Law is a comprehensive overview of case law in Mississippi. The database provides statistical information on particular cases, as well as links to court documents for those cases.
Free Legal AnswersThe Mississippi Access to Justice Commission and the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project have collaborated on an online civil legal advice site intended to help people who cannot afford to pay for an attorney. People who qualify for assistance are able to post a question privately to the website and receive an anonymous answer from a volunteer attorney.
United States CodeThe United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 53 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Federal RegisterPublished by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
United States ReportsThe bound volumes of the United States Reports contain the fourth and final generation of the Court's opinions. Collected materials also include the full text, from cover through index, of bound volumes 502 et seq., including all of the opinions, orders, and other materials issued for the Court's 1991 Term and subsequent years. Additional volumes will be included here after they are published in print form.
Cardiff Index to Legal AbbreviationsThis database allows you to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law. A wide selection of major foreign language law publications is also included. Publications from over 295 jurisdictions are featured in the Index. The database mainly covers law reports and law periodicals but some other legal publications are also included. The Index is under continuous development with new abbreviations and titles being added on a regular basis.
Congressional Research Service Reports As of 2018, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides public access to its reports, no longer requiring citizens to request them from their Members of Congress.