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Government and Law

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Legislature website includes Minnesota laws and statutes, the status of bills considered each year, information on House and Senate members and committees, and more.

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Reports on controversial issues of national importance (health care, public safety, education, environment, etc.). Each report is on a single topic. Helpful as a topic overview.

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Articles in all subjects from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. An all-purpose database.

 HeinOnline Academic

A collection of law journals, legal documents including case law, government documents, and other reports. Includes Minnesota information.

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Statistics on the people and economy of the United States, collected by the Census Bureau.

Evaluations of effective (and ineffective) practices in criminal justice and law enforcement. Includes evaluations of specific programs.

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Index of articles on law topics. Contains article citation and abstract only.

Reliable statistics on Minnesota communities. Includes demographics and topics like education, economy, health, housing, public safety, and more.

Articles, reports, and book chapters on topics in criminal justice. Most results contain only article and chapter citations and abstracts. Reports published by groups within the Department of Justice are often available in full.

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