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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Guide

This research guide covers sources outside of traditional legal research, including economics, psychology, and other social science disciplines.


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Social Sciences

Journal and Periodical Databases

You can search for interdisciplinary databases, periodical titles, and even individual articles within the Library's collection using the catalog. Results are retrieved and displayed based on their relevance to the keywords you enter. On any results page, click "Articles" under Resource Type in the left-hand filters to pull up related articles from Library databases.

Also helpful on interdisciplinary topics are the Lauinger Library's research guides by subject. These pages direct you to particular resources in various academic disciplines, including some databases that are not included in the Law Library's catalog (Georgetown NetID may be required).

Comprehensive/General Databases
History Databases:


Public Policy Databases:


This research guide is designed to help students, faculty, and other members of the Law Center community in research beyond traditional legal research. In many instances, scholarly and practical legal research calls upon a researcher to broaden their scope into looking beyond traditional legal research tools. This guide is designed to help users find those resources. The websites and resources listed in this guide are available to all GULC students, faculty, and staff. Note: for off-campus access to many of these resources and databases, users must sign into their library account.

Many of the non-legal databases included in this guide contain abstracts of articles, not the full-text. The library has a growing collection of non-legal books and some non-legal journals indexed in these databases; however, many articles or reports will not be available at the Law Library. In order to find the articles indexed, you may want to visit Lauinger Library on the Main Campus or the Library of Congress. Books and articles not available at the Law Library can also be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

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Updated 5/16 (MK)