News Reporting & Writing Research Resources: Politics, Government & Law

Politics, Government & Law

General

Government Websites

In addition to the links and information provided on the Library's Government Publications page, the following websites lead to more specific information on government at various levels.

United States

California

Local

International

  • Foreign Countries (Includes country information, travel, U.S. foreign policy, U.S. foreign trade)

Legal Research

The following sources can help you find related court cases, legal codes, and scholarly law review journal articles; as well as background information and definitions of terms.

  • LexisNexis Academic
    • Click Look up a Legal Case to quickly locate a court case by name, e.g., United States v. American Library Association or citation, e.g., 539 U.S. 19.
    • Click Search by Content Type and then Advanced Options to locate state and federal court cases, law review journal articles, U.S. and state statutory codes, regulations, and constitutions; and some international cases and legislation.
  • Supreme Court of the United States (The official web site of the Supreme Court. In addition to the opinions, you can also read or listen to recent oral arguments presented at the Supreme Court.)