The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University is one of the nation’s leading centers for the study of law and economics, constitutional political economy, and public choice theory. As such, the Library aims to maintain a robust collection to support scholarship in these areas. Below is a brief list of resources available to Library patrons.

Reference Sources:


Some examples follow, for a complete list search the GMU Library Catalog. Note: The main classification number for law and economics is: K487.E3


A selection of journals follow. The titles link to the catalog records for our print holdings, and years covered are shown for our print holdings. Where a journal is available in PDF format online, a link to the database is provided. The online access typically covers recent years not covered by the print collection. Please consult the catalog and the e-journal finder for complete listings of journals in the library and online, respectively.

Research Databases:

  • BNA Libraries databases cover a wide range of legal topics.
  • EconLit, Abstracts, 1969-present. Indexes and abstracts 750 journals as well as working papers, dissertations and books. Produced by the American Economic Association. 
  • Economics Databases from the GMU Libraries.
  • Encyclopedia of Law & Economics: a "reference work that attempts to survey the whole law and economics literature in nearly 5,000 pages. Most entries contain two elements: a review of the literature, written by an authority in the field, and a quasi complete bibliography."
  • Factiva delivers articles from more than 4,000 Reuters and Dow Jones journalist worldwide.
  • Findlaw Law and Economics Resources provides an extended bibliography of Law and Economics resources.
  • Economic Research from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis aids the search for country economic indicators such as GDP and CPI.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals and Books, 1908-present, updated monthly, 1025+ periodicals covered.
  • The Journals of Legal Scholarship (Berkeley Electronic Press) publish academic analyses of law and law-related subjects including law & economics, legal history, and jurisprudence.
  • JSTOR, coverage varies. The complete text (full backruns) of core scholarly journals in Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies and Sociology.
  • Making of Modern Law Provides digital images on every page of 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926.
  • PolicyFile collects research papers from think tanks, research groups, and academic institutes.
  • ScienceDirect (Elsevier). Provides online access to over 2000+ journals published by Elsevier and its partners. Journals are available for most disciplines, including science, economics and the social sciences.

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Updated December 17, 2014