LEGALST 195A/H195A: Legal Studies Honors Thesis

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Finding Citations From an Article or Book

If you have an academic/scholarly book or article and what to see want has cited it, you can.  Use Social Sciences Citation Linker (Web of Knowledge) to find how many times something has been cited.  This can also lead you to other resources for your research projects.

Amazon.com can also help you find which books have cited a book you know about.  Scroll down to the bottom of an amazon book page to find the books.  Do not buy the books from Amazon, instead use OskiCat or Melvyl to locate and borrow the book.

How many times an article/book has been cited is also one way to judge it's impact, though keep in mind that a good article/book can be praised as many times as a bad one can be ridiculed. 

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Article Databases

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  • LexisNexis Academic
    Includes over 6,000 individual titles of international, national and local newspapers and wire services; radio and television transcripts; and business, medical, industry, and legislative magazines, journals, and newsletters. Wide geographic coverage and translations from foreign-language sources, as well as news services like the Associated Press, Agence France Press, El Pais and Xinhua (New China) News Agency.
  • LegalTrac
    Indexes journals, law reviews, and magazines related to legal research and commentary on case studies, government regulations, the practice of law, statutes, taxation, and international law.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Indexes over 2,000 journals, as well as historical book reviews and dissertations, published worldwide about all aspects of world history (excluding US and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Articles covered were written from 1954 to the present
  • America: History and Life
    Indexes over 2,000 journals published worldwide on the history of the US and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes all key English-language historical journals; selected historical journals from major countries, state, and local history journals; and a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
    Indexes books, journals, and dissertations within the field of political science and related to international relations, law and politics, political economy, public administration, and public policy. Search can be combined with PAIS and International Bibliography of the Social Sciences.
  • PAIS International
    Indexes books, journals, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, and web sources related to public policy, politics, economics, and social issues worldwide. Includes publications from over 120 countries. Some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. The Archive covers English-language material only. Search can be combined with Worldwide Political Sciences Abstracts and International Bibliography of the Social Sciences.
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
    Indexes over 3000 journals, books, chapters, and book reviews in the fields of economics, political science, sociology, and anthropology from more than 100 countries. More than 70 languages are represented, with 30% percent of records published in languages other than English. Search can be combined with PAIS and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.
  • Google Scholar
    Lists journal articles, books, pre-prints, and technical reports in many subject areas (though more specialized article databases may cover any given field more completely). Some listings include links to related articles and to other sources that cite the item. Includes content from free resources (such as ArXiv.org and university websites) as well as subscription resources (such as electronic journals from selected publishers). Use the UC-eLinks option, when available, to find the UCB access to a publication. This system is still in "beta" stage, so results may vary as Google makes changes in its programming.
  • JSTOR
    Includes over 1000 scholarly journals with access to more than 2 million articles. JSTOR is an archive which means that current issues (generally the most recent 3-5 years) of the journals are not yet available.
  • Project MUSE
    250 scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Topics include literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics and many others.
  • GenderWatch
    Includes magazines, academic journals, newspapers, newsletters, books, pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government reports that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.
  • Women's Studies International
    Indexes books, journals, magazines, and other resources related to research and commentary on women and women's issues, feminism, and gender. Platform change: All NISC databases have switched to the EBSCOhost interface.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Knowledge)
    Indexes over 1,700 journals spanning 50 disciplines, as well as covering individually selected items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals, and provides searching of footnoted citations. Use the link above, then under Current Limits, specify Social Sciences Citation Index. For more guidance on using this database see the following tutorials: Creating Alerts and Creating an RSS Feed.
  • Criminology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
    Includes the full-text of 23 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, some journals going back 23 years. Covers such subjects as Criminal Justice, Juvenile Delinquency, Corrections, Forensic Psychology, and Family and Domestic Violence.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Indexes over 1,900 journals, books, dissertations, and reviews in the social sciences on sociological topics as well as selected anthropology, criminology, demography, law, social psychology, and urban development.(Search all CSA/Illumina Social Sciences databases.)
  • Social Work Abstracts
    Indexes more than 450 journals related to social work on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, and community organization. Platform change: this database is now available on the EBSCOhost platform.
  • Social Services Abstracts
    Indexes scholarly and professional journals worldwide related to the fields of social work, social welfare, human services, community development, and social policy. (Search all CSA/Illumina Social Sciences databases.)
  • Education Source (formerly Education Full Text )
    Indexes articles from English-language periodicals and yearbooks published in the United States and elsewhere on all topics related to education.
  • Index Islamicus
    Indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Over 3,000 journals are monitored for inclusion in the database, together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews. Journals and books are indexed down to the article and chapter level.
  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
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