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Law and Legislation Databases

  • Academic Search Premier
    Provides citations and some full-text for articles in journals and magazines, covering social sciences, humanities, education, arts, literature, ethnic studies, and more.
  • JSTOR
    Provides access to full-text journals articles across all disciplines. Years of coverage: varies by journal title.
  • MUSCAT
    Musselman Library Catalog.
  • LexisNexis Legal Research
    Provides full-text access to legal news and law reviews, case law, codes and regulations, international legal materials, patent research and career information. Years of coverage: varies by title.
  • CQ Electronic Library
    Provides access to periodicals (CQ Weekly & CQ Researcher), Databases (CQ Congress, CQ Public Affairs, CQ Supreme Court & CQ Voting & Elections) and online editions of selected CQ publications.

Case Law

  • Cornell's Legal Information Institute
  • The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court
    KF8742.A35 O93 2005
  • US Constitution (GPO Access)
    Searchable constitution. Also provides access to additional content including analysis and interpretation of the constitution congressional and state acts held unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, Supreme Court decisions overruled by subsequent decision
  • GPO Access
    Provides full-text government information from the U.S. Government Printing Office, including congressional bills, documents, and reports; the U.S. Code; Federal Register; Congressional Record; and more. Years of coverage: 1994-present.
  • West's Encyclopedia of American Law
    Provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Includes articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more.

Legislation

  • CQ Electronic Library
    Provides access to periodicals (CQ Weekly & CQ Researcher), Databases (CQ Congress, CQ Public Affairs, CQ Supreme Court & CQ Voting & Elections) and online editions of selected CQ publications.
  • Encyclopedia of the American Constitution
    KF4548.E53 1986
  • GPO Access
    Provides full-text government information from the U.S. Government Printing Office, including congressional bills, documents, and reports; the U.S. Code; Federal Register; Congressional Record; and more. Years of coverage: 1994-present.
  • Policy Central/National Journal
    Online fulltext access to National Journal periodicals and resources. Provides coverage of current US government activity and policy, as well as technology and health care issues.
  • ProQuest Congressional
    Provides full-text access to Congressional publications including pending bills, laws, legislative histories, committee reports and documents, selected Congressional hearings, and more. Years of coverage: 1970-present.
  • State Agency Databases
    Wiki of state agency databases.
  • Thomas
    Provides full text legislative information on the web beginning with the 104th Congress; 1995/96-present. Includes congressional bills, public laws, roll call votes, the Congressional Record, committee reports and information on the legislative process.
  • United States Serial Set 1817-1989
    Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, originally published in approximately 13,800 bound volumes.
  • USA.gov
    Provides a directory to all U.S. federal government agencies, providing statistics, documents and legislative material.
  • West's Encyclopedia of American Law
    Provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Includes articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more.

International Law

  • United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law
    Provides documents and audiovisual materials relating to the negotiation and adoption of significant legal instruments under the auspices of the United Nations and related agencies since 1945; lectures on virtually every subject of international law given by leading international law scholars and practitioners; and an on-line international law library with links to treaties, jurisprudence, publications and documents, scholarly writings and research guides.

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