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Bluebook Abbreviations of Law Reviews & Legal Periodicals info

Coverage to present
Bluebook (A Uniform System of Citation) abbreviations for legal journals.

For additional abbreviations, see also Prince’s Bieber Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations and table 13 in the Bluebook.

Browzine info

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.

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations info

Coverage to present
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.

Citation Guide: Interpreting, Managing & Creating Bluebook Legal Cites info

Coverage to present
Guide contains tips on using the Bluebook for legal citation. It includes citation samples of commonly used resources, style and abbreviation guides, and info on using citation managers to organize your research and automatically create cites.

Cyber Cemetery info

Coverage 1990 to present
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.

Dictionary of Law (Peter Collin Publishing) info

Coverage 2000
Provides basic vocabulary used in British and American law, with examples which show the words and phrases used in context.

Digital Commons Law Network info

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.

E & E Publishing info

Coverage (updated daily)
Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E) is the leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets. E&E's five daily online publications are considered "must-reads" by people who track and influence energy, environmental and climate policy. The subscription includes access to: 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.

Introduction to Legal Materials: A Manual for Non-Law Librarians in Wisconsin info

Coverage to 2003
Guide to legal materials for non-lawyers published by the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin. Dictionary info

Coverage 2007
An easy to use legal dictionary, with cross references for many terms.

Lawyer's Reference Shelf info

Coverage to 1999 edition
Provides full-text access to the Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage 2d edition and The Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations. CD-ROM database available on Law Library computers 1,2, and 4.

Nolo's Plain English Law Dictionary info

Coverage to present
A dictionary containing plain English definitions for hundreds of legal terms. info

Coverage 1981 to present
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. info

Coverage to present (updated daily) 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.

Researching Legal Topics Guide info

Coverage to present
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. 

Zimmerman's Research Guide info

Coverage to present
The LexisNexis Librarian Relations Group provides this online legal encyclopedia of legal resources by topic.

see also: Congressional Committee Reports (Thomas), LexisNexis Academic, Westlaw Patron Access

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