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Coverage 1923 to present
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The American Law Institute Library is home to a range of scholarly work that examines and clarifies the law, as annotated and written by a collection of judges and lawyers. The library includes Restatements, model statutes, principles of the law, Uniform Commercial Code and many more. Users can search by title, keyword, subject or across all the titles. More » Less «
Coverage to present
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Bluebook (A Uniform System of Citation) abbreviations for legal journals. For additional abbreviations, see also Prince's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations and table 13 in the Bluebook. More » Less «
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The BrowZine app (available for IOS and Android tablets and phones) works by organizing the articles found in Open Access and subscription databases, uniting them into complete journals, then arranging these journals on a common newsstand. The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines. More » Less «
Coverage to present
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Abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law. Cardiff's is useful for interpreting legal citations. More » Less «
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Guide to creating and managing citations in the Bluebook format. More » Less «
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Provides basic vocabulary used in British and American law, with examples which show the words and phrases used in context. More » Less «
Coverage 1754 to present (Updated daily)
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Provided by the Free Law Project, Court Listener contains millions of legal opinions from federal and state courts as well as oral arguments, profiles, links to case authorities and more. Researchers can search RECAP, a collection of archived and freely available PACER documents and dockets. More » Less «
Coverage 1990 to present
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Maintained by the University of North Texas and the Government Printing Office, this site archives government websites that are now defunct or ceased operation. The agencies archived are broad in scope and have most of their original links working. More » Less «
Coverage to present (Updated monthly)
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Data death penalty laws, statistics practices in the 93 countries and territories that retain capital punishment. Includes references to relevant legislation, documents from governmental and international organizations, and other primary and secondary sources. More » Less «
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Open source collection of institutional repositories from across the United States, including faculty scholarship, law review articles and conference proceedings. The network may be searched in specific areas of law, such as administrative law or constitutional law. More » Less «
Coverage to present (Updated daily)
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Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E) is the leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets. Includes EnergyWire, ClimateWire, E&E Daily, Greenwire and E&ENews PM. Key areas covered by E&E's reporters and editors: U.S. federal legislation, U.S. environmental regulation and federal agencies, International and U.S. climate policy issues, Global energy resources and markets, Unconventional energy (fracking, deep water, etc.), Electric utilities, Alternative energy, Air and water issues, Hazardous and toxic substances, Public lands, Endangered species, Mining and agriculture, Technology. More » Less «
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Issues at the junction of law, religion, and state are covered for each country worldwide, as well as special territories and international organizations. More » Less «
Coverage to present (Updated daily)
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GovTrack allows researchers to more easily create legislative histories by tracking bills of interest. More » Less «
Coverage 1985 to present
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Index to world-wide legal literature on all forms of foreign law. Covers foreign law, comparative law, and legal systems. Includes journal articles, reports, essays, yearbooks, and book reviews in a variety of languages. More » Less «
Coverage 1908 to present
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Index to legal periodicals, court decisions, legislation and more. Full text coverage for selected periodicals is also available. Law books are indexed beginning in 1993. Covers all areas of law from the United States and Commonwealth countries. More » Less «
Coverage to 2003
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Guide to legal materials for non-lawyers published by the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin. More » Less «
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An easy to use legal dictionary, with cross references for many terms. More » Less «
Coverage to present (Updated quarterly)
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Definitive encyclopedia covering the entirety of public international law. More » Less «
Coverage back to 1891
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The source of more than 250 Uniform Acts, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) has drafted and proposed acts in subjects areas such as commercial law, real estate, alternate dispute resolution, domestic relations law, adoption, arbitration, deceptive trade practices, healthcare and more. This collection contains the archives of the NCCUSL, scholarly articles on Uniform Laws, related works and a bibliography. More » Less «
Coverage 2005 to 2015
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This database version of Rich Leiter's National Survey of State Laws provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. Users are able to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The new 7th edition, along with the 6th and 5th editions, are included in database format, which also allows users to compare the same laws as they existed in 2005, 2008 and 2015. All print editions are included in PDF format. More » Less «
Coverage to present
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A dictionary containing plain English definitions for hundreds of legal terms. More » Less «
Coverage 1776 to present
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Includes full text of current and historical United States state constitutions. Also includes the Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the US series, which offers article-by-article commentaries on most states' constitutions and their historical development. More » Less «
Coverage 1981 to present
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Regulations from Federal agencies are tracked, categorized and made searchable on this government-funded site. Other tools include a reg map that lays out how regulations are processed, historical reports and regulatory plans. More » Less «
Coverage to present (Updated daily)
 - Access: Anyone Anywhere is your source for information on the development of Federal regulations and other related documents issued by the U.S. government. Through this site, you can find, read, and comment on regulatory issues that are important to you. On, you can find and comment on proposed regulations and related documents published by the U.S. Federal government. You can also find: Final Regulations, Notices, Scientific and Technical Findings, Guidance, Adjudications, Comments Submitted by Others, and The Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan. More » Less «
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This guide is created to help legal researchers locate and organize material for scholarly legal research & writing projects, law review articles, student notes & seminar papers. More » Less «
Coverage 1989 to present (Updated daily)
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The purpose of TRAC is to provide the American people, including lawyers, with comprehensive information about staffing, spending, and enforcement activities of the federal government. Search through data collected via the Freedom of Information Act and then checked for accuracy. The resulting statistics provide background on Federal spending, government policies and more. More » Less «

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