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Law and Science: Law & Neuroscience


Below is a short list of online books in the ASU Libraries collection related to neuroscience and law. You can search for other books in the library catalog by using these subject headings: Neurosciences and Law--Psychological Aspects.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (2013)
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists in the United States. This resource is available as an ASU e-book.

Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)
This online resource offers detailed information on a wide variety of topics in neuroscience, including physiology, diseases, and function.

Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law (2009)
The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law, available as an ASU e-book, is a two-volume set that contains entries which address the interface of psychology and law. 

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Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences provides access to journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports, and books covering the biological sciences.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar allows searching of multidisciplinary scholarly literature including articles, papers, these, books, abstracts, and technical reports from a wide variety of resources such as journals, repositories, and the web.

Medline (Proquest)
Medline is the premier bibliography in biomedicine and the life sciences, compiled by The National Library of Medicine.

Philosopher’s Index
Philosopher’s Index provides access to books and journal articles of philosophy-related inter-disciplinary fields, including bioethics.

PsycINFO indexes literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine and law.

Science Direct
Science Direct is a database of scientific journal articles and book chapters.


Law and Neuroscience eJournal
The Law and Neuroscience eJournal is jointly published by the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and the UCLA School of Law. This journal contains review articles and original papers that examine legal issues related to neuroscience research.

Neuroethics: News and Analysis on the Implications of Brain Science
The Neuroethics website is funded by the Dana Foundation and aggregates neuroscience-related articles from a wide variety of periodical sources. This website primarily focuses on articles that describe current ethical issues as brain research progresses.

Neuroethics and Law Blog
The Neuroethics and Law Blog contains a legal analysis of current events that present ethical issues in neuroscience. The majority of the content is presented by law professors, although guest authors are invited to post within their area of expertise as well.