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1L Survival Guide info

Coverage to present
A guide for beginning law students about the UW Law School, skills, courses, faculty, textbooks, studying, exams, library access, and technology.

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Almanac of the Federal Judiciary info

Coverage (updated quarterly)
Providing balanced and responsible profiles, the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary provides information about all federal judges and key bankruptcy and magistrate judges. The database provides a comprehensive overview of each judge's background, publication history, noteworthy rulings and other pertinent information. Search each judge's profile for terms and export information as needed.

American Presidency Project info

Coverage 1789 to present
A collection of presidential papers, remarks, speeches, executives orders and more starting with George Washington up to the present day. Over 100,000 documents can be searched by year, keyword or president.

Android Applications for Lawyers, Law Faculty and Law Students info

Android Apps for Legal Professionals

Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy info

Coverage Pre-18th Century to present
Digital documents relative to the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy, and government. Links to supporting documents referred to in the body of the texts.

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Bar Journal Library (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1898 to present
Contains more than 100 state and local Bar Journals. You can search by article title, author, description, date, or across the full text of the articles.

Bibliography of Early American Law info

Coverage 1600s to 1860
Abstracts of American legal literature published in this country or abroad, from its beginnings to the end of 1860. It also includes works on foreign, comparative and international law published in America. CD-ROM database available on Law Library computers 1,2, and 4.

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.

Books Unbound info

Coverage to present (updated weekly)
Exclusive provider of online CLE Books from the State Bar of Wisconsin (the "brown binders").

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.

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C-Span Video Library info

Coverage 1987 to present (updated daily)
Videos and transcripts of C-Span programs. Includes public affairs programming, Congressional proceedings, news conferences, BookTV non-fiction author talks and interviews, and more.

Canada Supreme Court Reports (Hein Online) info

HeinOnline's Canada Supreme Court Reports contains the official bilingual series published under authority of the Supreme Court Act. This collection includes more than 9,400 cases which include background information, statutes and regulations, authors cited, analysis and the decision.

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.

Chambers and Partners info

Coverage to present (updated annually)
The Chambers Guides list the top lawyers in 175 countries, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary.


Court Rules, Federal info

Coverage to present
Court rules for the federal courts of appeals, district, bankruptcy and other federal courts.

Court Rules, Wisconsin info

Coverage to present
Wisconsin Supreme Court and local circuit court rules by county.

Court Statistics Project info

Coverage 1998 to present (updated annually)
Collects and analyzes data relating to the work of state courts.

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.

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Data-Planet Statistical Datasets info

Coverage 1930s to present
Formerly Proquest Statistical Datasets. Provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. Enables researchers to build statistical tables and charts from multiple sources in a single interface.

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.


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Early American Case Law (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1894 to 1897
Contains the entire Federal Cases 30 book series (1894-1897) which contains more than 20,000 cases. Also included is the Trinity Series, which includes American Decisions, American Reports, and American State Reports.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online info

Coverage 1700 to 1800
Significant English-language and foreign-language titles printed in the United Kingdom and in the British colonies during the eighteenth century. See "law" subject.

Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law info

Coverage 3rd ed.
The Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law brings together both terminology and pertinent descriptive information on international law. Part of the Oxford Reference Online platform.

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Federal Agency Directory info

Coverage to present
Directory of Federal Government Agencies from LSU libraries, in partnership with GPO.

Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics, Bureau of Justice Statistics info

Coverage 1998 to 2010
Information describing suspects and defendants processed in the federal criminal justice system. Users can generate various statistics in the areas of federal law enforcement, prosecution/courts and incarcerations, and based on title and section of the U.S. Criminal Code.

FindLaw Lawyer Directory info

Coverage to present
National lawyer and law firm directory.


Foreign Law Guide: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions Around the World info

Coverage (updated weekly)
By Reynolds & Flores, this guide contains concise descriptions of each country's legal system, the main sources of law, the nature of the legal literature, followed by a list of major laws and whether there is an English translation.

Foreign Relations of the Unted States (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1861 to 1976
The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Before the current title was adopted, this series was formerly known as Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States and Foreign Relations of the United States: Diplomatic Papers.

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Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project info

The Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project is a collaborative project between the War Crimes Research Office and the Women and International Law Program. The centerpiece of the website is the Gender Jurisprudence Collections, a database containing more than 26,000 documents including judgments, decisions, and orders issued by international/ized criminal courts and tribunals, made easily searchable for issues relating to sexual and gender-based violence.

Global Health and Human Rights Database info

Coverage to present
The Global Health and Human Rights Database is a free online database of law from around the world relating to health and human rights. The database offers an interactive, searchable, and fully indexed website of case law, national constitutions and international instruments.

Guide to Law Online (GLIN) info

Coverage to present
Annotated directory to sources of information on government and law available online. Nations of the World section provides links sources of foreign law on the Internet.

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HathiTrust: A Shared Digital Repository info

Coverage to present
The digitized collection, Hathi Trust, includes the CIC libraries (Big Ten) and the University of California System. Full-text of works that are out of copyright or in the public domain are available for viewing or searching. The items are also in Google books but have greater availability and searchability.


History of Supreme Court Nominations (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1789 to present
This library features the complete print series Supreme Court of the U.S. Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Browse by Justice option allows you to see relevant works related to that Justice including links to articles and a bibliography of other works, along with links to Scholarly Articles.

Hoovers info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Financial and business information from thousands of U.S. and foreign companies. Includes history, names of officers and board members, sales, assets, names of subsidiaries, competitors, and quarterly and annual financials.

Hurst Collection (J. Willard) info

Coverage 1932 to 1997
The J. Willard Hurst Collection details the career of the man commonly identified as the father of modern American legal history. Hurst was a professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he developed the field of American legal economic history through his scholarship and teaching. The collection includes Hurst's personal outlines and notes; course texts; publications; publication reviews; research notes; correspondence (incoming and outgoing); personnel records; photographs; audio recordings; and typewriter.

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International Documents Collection (Northwestern University) info

Coverage to present
Portal to hundreds of international organizations and regional intergovernmental organizations, as well as U.S. government agencies relevant to international law.

International Financial Statistics info

Coverage 1948 to present (updated monthly)
Statistics on international and domestic finance, and reports, for most countries of the world, current and historical data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, money and banking, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions, government accounts, and national accounts.

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.

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Law.com Dictionary info

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


Lawyer Locator (Martindale-Hubbell) info

Coverage to present
Directory of lawyers and law firms in the United States and internationally.


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.


Legal Information Institute (Cornell) info

Coverage (updated daily)
An open access resource with guides to understanding State and Federal Law. Includes links to legislation, state and federal codes and Wex, the legal encyclopedia.

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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law info

Coverage to present (updated quarterly)
Definitive encyclopedia covering the entirety of public international law.

Mintel Reports info

Coverage 1998 to varies
European, UK-specific, and US consumer intelligence reports which analyze market sizes and trends, market segmentation, along with consumer attitudes and purchasing habits.

UW-Madison NetID required

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Nineteenth Century Legal Treatises Index info

Coverage 1800 to 1900
Indexes works relevant to legal theory and history printed in the United States and the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century.

Nolo's Plain English Law Dictionary info

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


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OED Online (Oxford English Dictionary) info

Coverage to present (updated quarterly)
Contains the complete contents of the 20-volume Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

One Source Global Business Browser info

Coverage Coverage varies (updated daily)
Intelligence on U.S. and Canadian firms as well as top international companies and subsidiaries and branches of multinational companies located in developing countries. Also includes information on executive decision makers, company and industry analysts’ reports and hundreds of industries.

Oxford Handbook Online info

Oxford Handbooks Online provides access to the full text of more than 160 titles published as part of the prestigious Oxford Handbooks series, plus specially commissioned keywords and abstracts. They are cataloged by title in our library catalog and also can be searched here as one database. Seven individual subject modules are available - Business & Management, Economics & Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, and Religion. NOT ALL HANDBOOKS ARE LICENSED.

Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History info

Encyclopedia of legal history from ancient to modern times. Articles explore the traditions of Ancient Greek Law, Ancient Roman Law, Medieval Roman Law, Chinese Law, English Common Law, Islamic Law, United States Law, and the laws of such other regions as Africa, Latin America, and South Asia.

Oxford Reference Online - Law info

Coverage to present
Legal titles within Oxford Reference Online include The Oxford Companion to American Law, The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia, A Dictionary of Law, A Dictionary of Law Enforcement, The New Oxford Companion to Law, The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, and The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

Oyez info

Coverage 1955 to present
A multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States, providing the audio of oral arguments from cases before the Supreme Court.

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Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Publications info

Coverage 1793 to Late 20th Century
A digitized and searchable collection of papers and articles by noted scholars on foreign and comparative law, with an emphasis on historical materials. Covers over 200 years worth of scholarship, and includes Szladits' Bibliography on Foreign and Comparative Law, one of the preeminent sources for locating articles in English dealing with non-common law legal systems.

Proceedings of the Old Bailey info

Coverage 1674 to 1913
A fully searchable collection of criminal trials held at London's central criminal court including biographical details of the men and women executed at Tyburn. Contains all surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 to 1913 and of the Ordinary of Newgate's Accounts between 1676 and 1772.

ProQuest Statistical Datasets info

Coverage 1930s to present
See: Data-Planet Statistical Insights

ProQuest Statistical Insight info

Coverage 1950s to present
Index to and selected full-text U.S. statistical data. Includes contents of the American Statistics Index (ASI), Statistical Reference Index (SRI), and Index to International Statistics (IIS).

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Reginfo.gov 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.

Regulations.gov info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Regulations.gov 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 Regulations.gov, 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.

Revised Statutes of Canada (Hein Online) info

Complete coverage of all six revisions from the official printed volumes of the Revised Statutes of Canada in nearly 48,000 pages.

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Sample Business Contracts (FindLaw Corporate Counsel Center) info

Coverage to present
Sample contract language by industry, by type of contract, or company name.

Scottish Legal History (HeinOnline) info

Coverage 1936 to present
Official publications from the Stair Society including the Stair Society Main (Annual) Series and Supplementary Series.

Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law (Hein Online) info

Coverage Middle Ages to present
Primary publications from the Selden Society, including its annual series containing law reports dating back to the Middle Ages, and year books from the Ames Foundation.  Also includes English Reports, Statutes of the Realm, and other digests, abridgments, and modern encyclopedias that formed the foundation of English law.

SourceOECD info

Coverage 1998 to present (updated daily)
Online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It includes 20 book collections by theme, 24 periodicals, the OECD statistical databases, and the OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals.

State Attorney General Reports and Opinions (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1791 to present
State Attorney General Reports & Opinions for all fifty states as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Also includes the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States and the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice.

State Court Web Sites (National Center for State Courts) info

Coverage to present
Judicial branch links focusing on the administrative office of the courts, the court of last resort, any intermediate appellate courts, and each trial court level.

State of Wisconsin Online Directory info

Coverage to present
Official state employee directory includes phone numbers and email addresses.

State Reports Historical Archive (Hein Online) info

Coverage to present
State Reports: A Historical Archive provides a digital version of Hein’s State Reports Checklist along with linking to the full text of historical state reports.

State Statutes Historical Archive (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1717 to present
Includes more than 1,600 volumes and nearly 2,000,000 pages of historical superseded state statutes and offers a valuable source of information for legal researchers and scholars to understand the thinking and conditions of the creation of the historical statutes. Access superseded State Statutes for all fifty states. Each state is verified against Pimsleur’s Checklist of Basic American Legal Publications. Coverage goes as far back as 1717.

Statutes of the Realm (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1235 to 1713
A fully searchable collection of the UK Statute of the Realms from 1235-1713.

Study Guides on Reserve info

Coverage to present
Comprehensive list of study guides and aids available on Circulation Reserve organized by subject. All the items are kept behind the circulation desk on the fifth floor of the law school library.

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Twentieth Century Legal Treatises Index info

Coverage 1900 to 1926
Index to works relevant to legal theory and history printed in the United States and the United Kingdom during the early twentieth century.

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U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1919 to present
Contains the body of reported judicial opinions that are published by each agency. Notable titles include Decisions of the National Labor Relations Board (1934-Current); Federal Communications Commission Record (1986-Current); and Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin (1919-Current).

UN DATA info

Coverage Coverage varies to present
This search service from the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs offers access to statistics and datasets from the UN system.

Updated WERC Digest info

Coverage 1976 to 2013
Summaries of Wisconsin decisions involving the Municipal Employment Relations Act and State Employment Labor Relations Act. Aggregates the monthly issues of the Wisconsin Public Employment Decisions Digest from January 1976 through June 2001 and the monthly issues of the Updated WERC Digest from July 2001 through the final published edition in 2013. For full-text decisions from 1989 to the present, see Wisconsin Case Law and Administrative Decisions (State Bar of Wisconsin). The CD-ROM database is available on the Law Library computers 1,2, and 4.


USA Trade Online info

Coverage (updated daily)
Official source of current and cumulative U.S. export and import statistics. Uses the Harmonized System (HS) and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. This resource is only available in the Law Library. For access, please see a reference librarian.

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Wex (Cornell) info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
A collaboratively-created, public-access law dictionary and encyclopedia.


WisBar Lawyer Directory info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Directory of Wisconsin Licensed attorneys.


WisBlawg (UW Law Library) info

Coverage 2004 to present (updated daily)
Blog offering legal research and Internet news & information with an emphasis on Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Bar Books info

Coverage to present (updated weekly)
See: Books Unbound

Wisconsin County Legal Resources info

Coverage to present
Information on law-related Wisconsin county agencies, legal assistance organizations, legal forms and guides, and county ordinances and court rules.

Wisconsin Digital Archives info

Coverage 2000 to present
Collection of state publications in PDF format from about 2000 to the present. The documents made available through the Wisconsin Document Depository Program.

Wisconsin Jury Instructions info

An online database and collection of all three sets of Wisconsin Jury Instructions. The instructions are searchable and can be either printed or downloaded. For assistance with printing or dowloading, please ask a reference librarian.

Wisconsin State Agencies info

Coverage to present
Official State directory of agency and departmental web sites.

World Jurist info

Coverage 2012 to present
The World Jurist Newsletter provides updates and information on the World Jurist Association, membership, current and future events, and rule of law news and development from around the world. Volumes 7 through 50 are available in print at the law library and volumes 49 through 51 are available as PDFS online.

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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