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Government, Policy, Legal & Elections

The purpose of this page is to help locate data on elections


HeinOnline is our only tool for legal research, but it contains a number of powerful, specific search options. Look in its Databases dropdown for focused searches on such topics as American Indian Law, History of Supreme Court Nominations, and Civil Rights and Social Justice. Click on the Help tab in the toolbar for a link to their comprehensive User's Guide.


These websites can help you with your legal research.

For links to finding court cases, federal and state codes, and other government documents, consult the Federal, State, and Local tabs in this guide.

Online Reference Books

Print Reference Sources

Try searching the library catalog for books on your topic. Adding terms like law or "law and legislation" can help you narrow down the search results. Here are some example search terms:

  • Products Liability (Law)
  • Whistle Blowing
  • Identity Theft (Minnesota)
  • White Collar Crimes

If your first search brings up too many irrelevant items, try using the Refine by Topic suggestions in the box on the left of the search results screen.

We have a well-stocked reference section that can be useful for overviews, data, and research help. Here are some examples of what you might find:

Print reference books can be found in the Reference Section, near the Learning Commons on the first level of the library.