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Law and Science

This guide brings together in one place many scientific and legal resources available to ASU students including databases, indexes, and full text electronic journals.


The purpose of the Law and Science Research Guide is to provide a starting point to subject materials that support the curriculum of the ASU College of Law. This guide brings together many scientific and legal resources available to ASU students including databases, indexes, and electronic journals. The guide also highlights authoritative websites devoted to the intersection of law and science.

Finding Articles

Google Scholar
Allows searching of multidisciplinary scholarly literature including articles, papers, theses, books, abstracts, and technical reports from a wide variety of resources such as journals, repositories, and the web. Many results are open source. is a search engine for authoritative U.S. government science information. The website searches over 50 scientific databases and an index of over 2,100 federal agency websites, with content consisting of scientific or technical data, publications, databases, and documentation. The databases and websites searched have been selected by information managers and librarians from 17 government science organizations and 13 federal agencies.

If you are a student of the College of Law, these databases will save you time by grouping together related materials. They are available on campus or remotely with ASURITE.

AGRICOLA, the National Agricultural Library database, provides access to articles and books from 1970 to the present.

Biological Sciences
Articles, reports, books, and proceedings on topics such as bioengineering, biotechnology, human genome research, and neurosciences.

BioMed Central
Articles within over 250 open-access biomedical, medicine, health, and biotechnology related online journals.

Articles from bioscience journals published by scholarly societies.

Environment Complete
This database has articles published worldwide on topics such as natural resources, marine and freshwater science, pollution management, environmental technology, public policy, and social impacts.

Medline is the National Library of Medicine database of articles on medical topics relating to research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services.

Journal articles and books in psychology and related disciplines.

Articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books on scientific, medical, and technical topics.