The seminar paper requires you to use original analysis, so you must determine what has already been published about the subject. You do this through a preemption check. A preemption check requires you to identify the existing literature on a topic, using multiple research resources. Below is a complete list of legal article databases; a complete preemption check will utilize ALL of the databases listed, as well as searching books held by Georgetown University Libraries.
*Note: if your topic is interdisciplinary you will likely need to search other, non-legal databases. See the information below this box; also see Articles for Legal and Non-Legal Research.
Legal Periodicals - Databases
If your topic is interdisciplinary, you should also use non-legal academic databases for your preemption check. Below are academic databases that cover multiple academic topics. They also index multiple types of materials, as well as academic journal articles.
Georgetown also subscribes to databases that collect materials in specific academic areas, such as Economics, History, and Social Sciences. You can identify databases by topic using Lauinger Library's Research Guides. These guides list the databases for specific academic areas, as well as other resources for the topic.