This guide features the Proctor Library's most useful and comprehensive sources for law and legal research. If you have any questions or need help with an assignment, please see a librarian at our Ask Here Desk or contact librarian Brian Nesselrode at bness@flagler.edu.

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Most Useful Database

Westlaw Paralegal

Westlaw:
A comprehensive database of resources for researching U.S. Law. It includes primary sources including case law, statutes and regulations at the federal and state levels as well as secondary sources, e.g., American Law Reports, American Jurisprudence, and a multitude of law reviews.

Has Peer Reviewed: No
Searchable in Discovery: No

Additional Databases

Academic Search Complete:
Full text for nearly 4000 scholarly publications in almost every discipline including social sciences, humanities, education, arts & literature, and many more.

Has Peer Reviewed: Yes
Searchable in Discovery: Yes

Business Source Premier:
Full text for nearly 1000 journals, nearly 600 of which are peer-reviewed, also with SWOT analyses, country, company, and industry profiles.

Has Peer Reviewed: Yes
Searchable in Discovery: Yes

Films on Demand:
Instant 24/7 access to thousands of high-quality television programs, documentaries, and educational films covering all subject areas.

Has Peer Reviewed: No
Searchable in Discovery: No

Kanopy:
An on-demand streaming video platform that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries.

Has Peer Reviewed: No
Searchable in Discovery: Yes

New York Times 1851 – Present:
Create an account using your Flagler email address and enjoy access to the entirety of the New York Times from 1851 to today. PLEASE NOTE: At this time, access to articles from the date range 1923 to 1980 is limited is limited to 5 articles per day per user.

Has Peer Reviewed: No
Searchable in Discovery: No

Mintel Academic:
Provides a one-stop online platform, designed to give easy and fast access to the best-in-class consumer and market intelligence used by professionals around the world.

Has Peer Reviewed: No
Searchable in Discovery: No

Standard and Poor’s NetAdvantage:
Company profiles, industry surveys, stock reports, investment reviews, and more.

Has Peer Reviewed: No
Searchable in Discovery: No

APA Cheat Sheet

 

Print Books

  • APA Style Guide to Electronic Sources -- RREF PN171 .A63 2007 *
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association -- RREF BF76.7 .P83, 2010 *

 

* RREF stands for Ready Reference near the Ask Here desk on the first floor.

Comparison Guide

This guide shows some basic examples side-by-side between APA, ASA, Chicago, and MLA.

Web Sources on APA

This is the American Psychological Association website's help section for users of their manual.

Online Resources

  • CiteNet (National Labor Relations Board) 
    • A search database that contains the Classified Index of NLRB Board Decisions and Related Court Decision. The digests or scopes are indexed by the NLRB Legal Research Policy and Planning Branch. The indexes contained in the database cover periods 1992 to present.
  • CiteNet User Guide
    • This guide outlines how to use the NLRB's legal research system. 
  • elaws (United States Department of Labor)
  • Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses (elaws) Advisors are a set of interactive, online tools developed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to help employers and employees learn more about their rights and responsibilities under numerous Federal employment laws.