Law Research

Save time with this law guide. Useful for business law classes, too!

Reference Databases

For additional overviews of your research topic, search these databases:

Law Sources in Gale Virtual Reference Library

Search thousands of full-text chapters from more than 600 reference books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library, a subscription database available from off-campus to SUNY Adirondack students, faculty and staff. Use Document Title search for most precise results. 

Among the law books it searches are:

  • West's Encyclopedia of American Law
  • Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement​
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law ​
  • Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources
  • Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources
  • Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources
  • Investigating Cyber Law and Cyber Ethics​
  • Encyclopedia of Drug Policy​
  • Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students
  • Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
  • National Survey of State Laws
  • Trials of the Century : An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture and the Law 

Online Dictionaries