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Bankruptcy / Debtor-Creditor Proceedings info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

BillFinder info

Coverage Current calendar year to present (updated daily)
Index of state bills for the current calendar year. Includes bill tracking history and some full text bills.

Bills and Resolutions , US (ProQuest Congressional) info

Coverage 1789 to 2013
A full text collection of all versions of all US Bills (public and private) and Resolutions since 1789.  Each document is in PDF format and completely searchable.  All documents include the Congress Number, Bill Number, Version Date and Version Action. Bill Profile composite reports include sponsor information, publication citations and links to all versions of the bill.  To access the bills, click on "advanced search" on the left hand side of the screen, and select "Bills and Laws, 1789-Present" for your search. For additional information on Congressional Lawmaking, see Proquest Congressional or Proquest Legislative Insight.   

Bills, Resolutions (Thomas) info

Coverage 1989 to present (updated daily)
Full-text of U.S. Congressional bills, bill tracking, and resolutions.


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Canada Legal Research Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Century of Lawmaking For a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents & Debates, 1774-1873 info

Coverage 1774 to 1875
Historical U.S. Congressional documents and debates, including the Congressional Record and its predecessors.

Chile Legal Research Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

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

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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.

Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) info

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The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations is the monst current version of the CFR. It is updated daily.


Code of Federal Regulations (FDsys) info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated annually)
Codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.


Code of Federal Regulations (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1938 to 1985 (updated annually)
Comprehensive coverage of the CFR from its inception.


Code of Federal Regulations (LII) info

Coverage to present (updated annually)
This version of the CFR offers excellent search and navigation features as well as crossreferences to external sources such as the U.S. Code and Federal Register pages that update a CFR section.


Congressional Bills (FDsys) info

Coverage 1993 to present (updated daily)
Full-text of U.S. Congressional bills and resolutions.


Congressional Committee Reports (Thomas) info

Coverage 1992 to present
U.S. Congressional committee reports.


Congressional Guides info

Coverage to present
A selective bibliography of guides to the United States Congress

ConSource: The Constitutional Sources Project info

Coverage 18th Century
A collection of primary and secondary sources related to the formation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Includes the Constitution and precedents, the Federalist Papers, James Madison's notes of the Constitutional Convention, the papers of George Washington, state constitutions and charters, ratification debates, and more.

Construction Law Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Copyright Law Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Criminal Law & Procedure info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

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Dane County Ordinances info

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Full text of Dane County Ordinances.


Divorce & Child Custody/Support Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

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Education (Legal Aspects) Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Employment & Labor Law Guide info

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A guide to federal and Wisconsin materials on employment law, which pertains to the employer/employee relationship, and labor law, which covers the relationship between employers and labor unions.

Environmental Law Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Estate Planning, Wills & Probate info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

EUR-Lex (European Union, Commonwealth & Foreign Nations Law) info

Coverage Coverage varies (updated daily)
Selected case law and codes for the European Union, Australia, Ireland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Most documents are in English.

European Union Law Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

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Federal Legislative History info

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A guide to researching the legislative history of federal laws.

Federal Register (FDsys) info

Coverage 1994 to present (updated daily)
The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.


Federal Register (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1938 to present (updated daily)
Comprehensive coverage of the Federal Register from its inception.


Federal Tax Research Sources info

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This LibGuide lists UW Law Library resources useful in substantive federal tax research.

Federal Telecommunications Law & Policy Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Foreign Commercial Law info

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This is a guide to UW-Madison Law Library and electronic resources in foreign commercial law. The emphasis is on primary and secondary materials for research in materials from Europe, South Asia and South East Asia.

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GATT/WTO Guide info

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An guide to University of Wisconsin campus and electronic sources integral to legal research involving the World Trade Organization (WTO), and to a lesser extent, its predecessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).

Germany Legal Research Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Getting Items from other Libraries: Interlibrary Loan and Universal Borrowing info

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Guide to universal borrowing and interlibrary loan requesting at the UW Law Library.

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Health Law info

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Guide to Health Law resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Historical Resources for U.S. and State Law info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Human Rights Law info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

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Immigration Law Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

India Legal Research Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.


International Commercial Arbitration: A Research Guide info

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A guide to research resources in International Commercial Arbitration

International Constitutional Law (Berne University) info

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English texts and background materials about constitutions and other constitutional documents worldwide. Also includes access to the German Case Law Project (GLAW), in German, sometimes with a brief English translation. Features extensive links to national constitutional courts, and to other sources of legal (especially international and constitutional) law on the Internet.

International Law Guide: Foreign, Comparative & Private info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.


International Law Guide: Public info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.


iPad Applications for Lawyers, Law Faculty and Law Students info

Guide to iPad Apps for Legal Professionals

Islamic Law info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

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Judicial Statistics, Verdicts & Sentencing info

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Information on jury awards and verdicts, criminal sentencing, and court statistics.

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Land Use Controls Guide info

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This guide provides an introduction to land use law research in the United States. The guide includes books and resources in planning and zoning law and regulations, as well as online resources.

Lawyering Skills info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Legal Forms & Contracts info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Library Guide for Cite Checkers info

This guide presents resources and strategies to assist students with citation checking, emphasizing sources that provide pdf images of documents wherever possible.

Lincoln Collection Guide info

This guide serves as a basic catalog to the Lincoln Collection available at the UW Law Library.

Low-Cost Legal Resources in Dane County info

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Comprehensive listing of agencies in Dane County which offer low cost legal assistance programs.

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Madison (City of ) Ordinances info

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Full text of Madison Ordinances.


Madison (City of) Legislative Information Center info

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Legislative documents including legislative files, agendas, minutes, etc. for the City Council and its committees.

Mental Health Law Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Mexico Legal Research Guide info

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Guide to Mexican legal materials (primarily federal) online and at the UW-Law Library. Sources are mainly in Spanish; annotations are given in English where deemed necessary.

Milwaukee (City of) Legislative Research Center info

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Legislative documents including legislative files, agendas, minutes, video, etc. for the Common Council and its boards and commissions.

Milwaukee (City of) Ordinances info

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Full text of Milwaukee City Charter and Code of Ordinances.


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National Peoples Congresses (NPC) info

Coverage 1955 to present
The National People's Congress is the highest state body and the unicameral legislative house in the People's Republic of China. The database includes reports on the NPC such as: Deputy Lists, Agendas, Conference Updates, Documents and Reports, Resolutions and Statements, Leaders’ Activities, Selected Proposals, Suggestions of the Deputies, News Reports, Pictures, Press Conferences, Important Commentaries, Video Reports, etc.

Native American Law & Legal Sources info

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An introduction to legal materials available at the UW Law Library on Native Americans and other native peoples of the US, such as Native Alaskans and Hawaiians. Includes treaties, statutes, executive orders, court decisions, and administrative actions.

Negotiation & Alternate Dispute Resolution info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Newspaper Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Libraries and online.

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Patent Law Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Peru Legal Research Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

ProQuest Congressional info

Coverage 1789 to present (updated daily)
Index and many full text publications of the United States Congress since 1789. Includes acts (laws), bills and resolutions, committee reports and documents, conference committee reports, hearings testimony, selective legislative histories, the Congressional Record (bound & daily editions), the Serial Set, Executive Branch Documents, and more.


ProQuest Legislative Insight info

Coverage 1929 to present (updated daily)
A complete collection of full text publications generated in the course of congressional lawmaking useful for compiling a federal legislative history. PDFs include the public law, all bill versions, floor debate from the Congressional Record, committee reports, conference committee reports, hearings, and prints. Also included are Presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and other miscellaneous congressional publications. Note that only enacted laws are included. For bills which were not enacted, see ProQuest Congressional.


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Real Estate Transactions Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Research Sources in Public International Law info

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This guide lists the locations of many of the UW Law Library's most heavily used materials.

Researching Legal Topics Guide info

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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. 

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Secondary Legal Sources info

This guide highlights a variety of secondary sources which are extremely useful in legal research.  Many of these titles, authored by well known legal scholars, are considered the definitive, go-to resource in an area of the law. Prosser on Torts, Collier on Bankruptcy and Corbin on Contracts are just a few examples in this legal classic genre.

Securities Law Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

State Legislatures Internet Links (National Conference of State Legislatures) info

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Links to web sites of state legislatures and legislators with access to bills, constitutions, and issue reports.

Statutes of the Republic of South Korea info

Coverage 1945 to present
Full-text of around 800 statutes from the Republic of Korea in English, along with amendment history and articles.
Free registration required.

Subject Compilations of State Laws (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1979 to present (updated quarterly)
Index to articles, books, government documents, loose-leaf services, court opinions and Internet sites that compare state laws on hundreds of subjects.

Summaries of European Union Legislation info

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Fact sheets summarizing European Union legislation divided into 32 subject areas which are the Activities of the European Union. Includes summaries of existing measures, as well as a follow-up of legislative proposals in policies as diverse as External Relations and Employment and Social Affairs.

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Technology Transfer & Commercialization of Intellectual Property Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Thomas info

Coverage Coverage varies to present (updated daily)
Federal legislative information including bills and bill tracking, resolutions, the Congressional Record, and committee reports. All of the information on Thomas will be integrated into Congress.gov.


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U.S. Code (Cornell University's Legal Information Institute) info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Generated from the most recent official version made available by the U.S. House of Representatives. Includes an update service.


U.S. Code (FDsys) info

Coverage 1994 to present (updated annually)
Published every six years, with an annual supplement.


U.S. Code (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1925 to present (updated annually)
Full text of the United States Code from the 1925-1926 edition through the present. With annual supplements.


U.S. Federal Legislative History Library (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1789 to present
Selected federal legislative histories published by the U.S. GPO and private publishers. Also includes the index, "Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories."


U.S. Government Documents Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

U.S. Statutes at Large (FDsys) info

Coverage 1951 to present
The United States Statutes at Large contains both public and private laws published in numerical order.


U.S. Statutes at Large (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1789 to present
Complete coverage of the Statutes at Large, containing both public and private laws published in numerical order, and treaties to 1950.

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Guide info

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The guide contains biographical and jurisprudential information about each current US Supreme Court justice as well as materials about the Court as a whole.

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Wisconsin Acts info

Coverage 1969 to present
Acts passed by the Wisconsin Legislature since 1969. A table of statutes sections affected by Wisconsin acts since 1995 and Governor's Veto Messages are also available.

Wisconsin Administrative Code and Register info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated biweekly)
Agency rules appearing in the Administrative Code (current) and notices in the Administrative Register (since 1996). Beginning in April 2001 with Admin Register No. 542, superceded Admin Code chapters are also available allowing the user to reconstruct the Code as it existed on a specific date.

Wisconsin and U.S. Constitutions info

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Full-text of the Wisconsin Constitution, including pending constitutional amendments. Full-text of the U.S. Constitution.

Wisconsin Bills info

Coverage 1995 to present (updated daily)
Wisconsin bills, acts, and resolutions, including bill histories and amendments.

Wisconsin Clearinghouse Rules info

Coverage 1991 to present
Proposed changes to agency rules reviewed by the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse.

Wisconsin Legal Information Sources Guide info

Coverage Coverage varies to present
A listing of online and print legal research resources available to attorneys In Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Legislative History info

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A guide to researching the legislative history of Wisconsin laws.

Wisconsin Ordinances & Codes info

Coverage Coverage varies to present
Wisconsin State Law Library links to local municipal and county ordinances from Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Statutes info

Coverage 1989 to present
Wisconsin Statutes from the Legislative Reference Bureau. Statutes are updated with the integration of acts from the current legislative session.

Women, Gender Studies & the Law Guide info

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Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

World Constitutions Illustrated (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1812 to present
Current constitutions for every country in the original language along with at least one English translation. Includes expert commentary, the complete set of the British and Foreign State Papers, and other significant Sources such as Country Studies, the World Fact Book, Annual Human Rights Reports Submitted to Congress by the U.S. Department of State, and much more. Each country is linked directly to relevant primary and secondary sources.