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American Law Institute (ALI) Library

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Provided through HeinOnline, the library includes full text of drafts of the Model Penal Code, Uniform Commercial Code (drafts through the 1962 official text, and confidential drafts through the 1977 revisions to Article 8), selected Restatements of the Law, and the Statement of Essential Human Rights; full text of the American Law Institute's annual reports (1937-2004), annual meeting proceedings (1923-2004), and newsletter, The ALI Reporter (1978-2005); and a guide to the American Law Institute Publications microfiche collection (2001).

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Bloomberg BNA

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Leading law reports, publications, and manuals from Bloomberg BNA.

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Art Law and Cultural Property

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These two sets of resources: International Cultural Property Ownership and Export Legislation (ICPOEL) and Case Law and Statutes (CLS) include legislation and case law regarding the acquisition and ownership of artworks. International Cultural Property Ownership and Export Legislation (ICPOEL) contains legislation governing the export and ownership of cultural property from dozens of countries. The legislation is presented in both summary form and as complete text; the latter in the original language and in translation. Selected historical legislation is also included, as, while superseded or amended, it can be useful for researchers looking for statutes applicable at the time of the acquisition, export or import of an art object. Links connect foreign legislation to relevant U.S. case law. There are also links to relevant international conventions and bilateral agreements. Case Law and Statutes contains an extensive body of primarily U.S. case law, including both litigated cases and out-of-court settlements. The material is organized under eight topics: World War II-Era/Holocaust Related Art Loss; Cultural Property (Antiquities) Disputes Over Non-United States Property; United States Cultural Property; Art Theft (other than World War II and cultural property looting); Other Ownership Title Disputes/Claims Including Conversion and Breach of Contract; Art Fraud, Attribution, Authenticity, Forgery, Libel, and Defamatory Statements; Valuation/Appraisal; and Copyright, Moral Rights and Other Issues.

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Aspen / Wolters Kluwer Law eBooks

Accessible to Law students and faculty only.

More than 250 study aid and bar review titles from Aspen / Wolters Kluwer. Titles are available to view online or to download to a PC or compatible tablet device.

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Bloomberg Law

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Bloomberg Law provides primary and secondary legal content, company and market information, and news, integrated with Bloomberg BNA content.

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CALI: The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction

Current Individual registration required for access. You can get the CALI authorization code by asking a librarian for a CALI code card, or you can e-mail lawref@drexel.edu.

A non-profit consortium of law schools that researches and develops computer-mediated legal instruction and supports institutions and individuals using technology and distance learning in legal education.

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CCH IntelliConnect

Current Individual registration required for access.

Search platform that combines the three CCH libraries below, allowing you to search or browse across current awareness tools (i.e., looseleaf services) and full text of primary law in the areas of the following: Business & Finance: U.S. advertising, antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, commercial law, computer law, consumer credit, energy law, franchising, government contracts, intellectual property, product distribution, products liability, securities, trade regulation, and transportation law. Also includes current awareness tools on transnational securities law, and full text of the securities laws of more than 30 non-U.S. nations. Health & Human Resources: U.S. employee benefits, employment law, food and drug regulation, health care administration, health law, labor law, medical device regulation, occupational safety, payroll administration, pension administration, and unemployment insurance. Also includes downloadable interactive forms on OSHA compliance, U.S. federal pension and benefits administration, and U.S. federal and state employment, human resources, and payroll functions. Tax Research: useful tax handbooks, federal and state tax codes and tables, regulations, rulings, cases, and current tax news. NOTE: Internet Explorer version 6 or higher is recommended for use.

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CQ Judicial Staff Directory
CQ Political Reference Suite

1945 - present

CQ Press Political Reference Suite of Online Editions integrates many of CQ Press's reference titles on government and politics into an electronic format that offers easy navigation between titles. Includes Congress and the Nation, Historic Documents Series, Political Handbook of the World, Politics in America, Supreme Court Yearbook, Vital Statistics on American Politics, and the Washington Information Directory.

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CQ Supreme Court Collection

1941 - present

Provides access to tools for statistical analysis of U.S. Supreme Court Justices'; roles, opinions, and voting in cases from 1946 to the present; full text and summaries of U.S. Supreme Court opinions from October 1969 to the present; biographies of U.S. Supreme Court Justices; and articles about the Court from CQ's Supreme Court Encyclopedia.

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Economist Historical Archive

1843-2003

Full text of The Economist magazine from 1843 to five years before the present. Includes full color images and exportable financial tables. One may search by keyword, title, author, page number, or issue number. Searches can be limited by date, or to photographs, advertising, tables, maps, supplements, or commentary.

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Eighteenth Century Collections Online -- Law

1700 - 1799

Digital images of every page of over 9,000 books published during the 18th Century covering all aspects of 18th century Law.

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Expanded Academic

1980 - present

Interdisciplinary database providing access to over 4,200 humanities, social science, science and technology journals, with over 2,500 in full-text.

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FDsys

1994 - present

FDsys, formerly GPO Access, is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to official information produced by all three branches of the Federal Government, from 1994 to present. For a full list of the resources available, click here.

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Foreign Law Guide

Current

A tool for finding sources of non-U.S. law. Provides citations to official versions of legislation for more than 190 jurisdictions, and to English language translations where available, as well as to secondary sources in English.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) Law Ebooks

2003 - present

Selected Encyclopedias and other Reference sources covering forensics and law.

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GovSearch

Current

A directory of contact information and organization charts for U.S. government at the Federal, State, and Municipal and County levels, including government agencies. Also includes data on employment figures, annual expenditures, and census data, as well as news of recent appointments and vacancies.

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GPO Access
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

1985 - present

Indexes approximately 540 legal journals published worldwide, on public international law, transnational law, comparative law, and the law of jurisdictions other than the United States, the U.K., Canada, and Australia; and indexes the contents of approximately 80 collections of legal essays, Festschriften, Melanges, and congress reports each year. Some indexed articles are in languages other than English.

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Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text

1981 - present

Full text plus and indexing of legal journals and books. Abstracts from as far back as 1981, Full text available from 1995 to present.

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HeinOnline

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Full text access to Law Reviews and Journals, including an extensive retrospective collection.

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JSTOR

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Interdisciplinary collection of journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. 

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LawInfoChina.com

1949 - present

LawInfoChina.com is a full text database of English translations of primary law of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”), with English language legal news, and certain other PRC secondary sources in English. Includes full text of all PRC basic laws adopted from 1949-present; all PRC administrative regulations promulgated from 1949-present; selected judicial decisions of the Supreme People’s Court from 1993-present; selected PRC judicial interpretations of laws and regulations from 1950-present; selected PRC administrative rules and orders from 1950-present; selected local regulations and rules from 1950-present; selected PRC tax treaties; documents relating to the PRC’s accession to the WTO; and policy statements (“White Papers”) issued by the State Council of the PRC from 1991-present.

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Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC) Digital

Access to a wide range of legal and law-related materials, digitized from LLMC's microfiche collection. Includes U.S. Federal, U.S. States, U.S. Territories, Anglo-American Collections, Foreign Jurisdictions, International Law and Organizations, and Multi-Jurisdictional Subject Collections.

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Leadership Library on the Internet

Current Accessible to Law students and faculty only.

Provides current directory information for government, business, professional, and nonprofit organizations; this is the digital version of the Yellow Book directories. Covers U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments (legislative, executive, and judicial branches); intergovernmental organizations (including the UN and EU); ambassadors and consular officials to the U.S. and the UN; corporations; financial institutions; law firms; news media organizations; and nonprofit organizations. One may search multiple categories of organizations at once, by job category, location, school from which a person graduated, party affiliation, or other access points. Leadership Networks is not included in the subscription.

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Legal Intelligencer

2000 - present Accessible to Law students and faculty only.

The Legal Intelligencer is the oldest daily legal newspaper in the United States, serving the greater Philadelphia region. It includes local, state, and regional legal news, and publishes court listings and legal notices daily Monday through Friday. It is the official publication of all Philadelphia County notices. The site has archived issues of the paper back to 2000.

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Legal Scholarship Network (LSN)

1980 - present

Provides job postings, professional directories, paper submission guidelines, and journal offerings for the Law community.

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LegalTrac

1980 - present

Indexing and selected full-text for all major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty law publications, bar association journals and thousands of law-related articles from general interest publications.

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Lexis Advance

Accessible to Law students and faculty only. Individual username and password required.

Legal Research tool, including Shepard's Citation Service and indexing of hundreds of Federal, State, and Legal Journal publications.

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LexisNexis Academic

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Large database covering federal and state court opinions, statutes, and regulations. Also has extensive coverage of news publications, news transcripts, and company information.

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LexisNexis Statistical

1973 - present

Includes tables, abstracts, and links to statistical information from State, US, and International sources through LexisNexis. The American Statistics Index, Statistical Reference Index, Index to International Statistics.

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Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926

1600 - 1926

Contains full text of more than 10,000 accounts of civil and criminal trials published between 1600 and 1926, from the libraries of the Harvard Law School, the Yale Law School, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Documents include trial transcripts, briefs, transcripts of oral arguments, records of legislative and administrative proceedings, arbitration records, and popular accounts of trials.

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Making of Modern Law: US and UK Legal Treatises

1800 - 1926

A reference resource covering all aspects of American and British law and encompassing a range of analytical, theoretical and practical literature for research in American and British legal history.

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Making of the Modern World: The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature

1450 - 1850

A collection of full-text books and periodicals on business and economics, published from 1450-1850. Includes more than 61,000 books and 466 periodicals. Subjects covered include trade, labor, banking, finance, manufacturing, transportation, development, economic policy, political science, law, religion, colonization, race and ethnic relations, slavery, gender relations, and the history of North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Materials come from the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London, the Kress Library of Business and Economics at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University, and the Yale University Libraries.

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Manupatra

19th century - present

A full text database of primary law of India, with certain secondary sources, including national executive reports, commentary on national law, and forms. Primary sources include all published decisions of the Supreme Court of India (1950-present); selected decisions of the High Courts of India (dates vary); selected decisions of administrative courts (dates vary); most national statutes and amendments in force; selected state statutes and amendments in force; most national regulations in force; national ordinances (i.e., executive orders) (1940-1948, 2001-2003, and 2005); all pending legislative bills in the national Parliament; and court rules for the Supreme Court of India and five major High Courts. Secondary sources include reports published by Indian government agencies (dates vary); current rules of major Indian stock exchanges; official national forms on various areas of law; unofficial contract forms; and commentary on the Constitution of India and selected national Acts.

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National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL)

1891 - present

Provided through HeinOnline, this database contains transcripts of the proceedings of NCCUSL Annual Meetings, as well as the transcripts of the discussions of the Committee of the Whole of each Uniform and Model Act. Handbooks for each of the Annual Meetings back to the 1st Conference include pertinent information of the proceedings of that year’s conference, historical background listings, and the Uniform and Model Acts approved.

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National Moot Court Competition

1950 - present

Provided through HeinOnline, the database contains the winning records, briefs and related organizational materials from the 1st-59th annual National Moot Court Competitions.

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NCJRS Abstracts Database

1970 - present

Contains summaries of more than 160,000 publications on criminal justice, including Federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.

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New York Times (Current)

1851 - 2003

Full text of the New York Times from 1980 to present (no images). Full text of New York Times Magazine and New York Time Book Review from 1997 to present.

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New York Times (Historical)

1851 - 2003

Full Text coverage of the New York Times from 1851 - 2003, including original images.

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Oxford Constitutions of the World

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Offers access to English language translations of the current constitutions of 203 countries and their dependencies, with scholarly commentary and citations to secondary works. Historical documents (usually earlier constitutions) in English translation are available for many countries. Also includes up-to-date constitutions for the United States (with commentary) and all 50 U.S. states, plus 15 U.S. territories. Historical documents include proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution and earlier constitutions of many U.S. states.

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Pennsylvania Law Weekly

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Now part of the Legal Intelligencer, the Pennsylvania Law Weekly features news articles on Pennsylvania federal and state legal issues; article-length summaries of recent Pennsylvania cases; a digest of recent Pennsylvania state and federal case law; reports of recent Pennsylvania verdicts and settlements, including award amounts and names of expert witnesses; articles on legal ethics in a question-and-answer format; a database of allocatur petitions to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 2005 to present; columns by members of the Pennsylvania bar; special supplements on particular topics, including an annual “Top Cases” issue; and archives of past issues from 2000 to present.

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Proceedings of the Old Bailey

1674 - 1913

Fully searchable texts detailing accounts of over 190,000 criminal trials held at London's Central Criminal Court. The crimes tried were mostly felonies (predominantly theft), but also include some of the most serious misdemeanours, providing historical insight into the daily lives of those who participated in the proceedings. In addition to searching by keyword, name, and date, the accounts can be browsed or searched by offense, verdict, and punishment.

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ProQuest Congressional

1789 - present

Includes full-text of U.S. Statutes at Large (1789-present), Serial Set (House and Senate Reports complete from 1789-1969 and 1991-present; House and Senate Documents complete from 1789-1969, with selective coverage from 1995-present), Congressional Hearings (selected from 1965-2007, will eventually extend back to 1824), Committee Prints (selected from 1993-present, will eventually extend back to 1830), Congressional Record (Daily Edition, 1985-present), and Congressional Research Service Reports (1916-present), plus Federal Legislative Histories (1969-present) and Indexes to Congressional Publications (1789-present), from LexisNexis.

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ProQuest Research Library

1971 - present

Interdisciplinary database offers searches across number of periodical databases covering Business, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences. ProQuest indexes more than 3,880 journal titles, over 2,620 in full text, from 1971 forward.

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RIA Checkpoint Tax Research System

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A federal tax research database, featuring current awareness tools, full text of primary law, legislative history, treatises, periodicals, and reference tools. Primary sources include: full text of current Internal Revenue Code with historical and statutory notes; pending legislation; final, temporary, and proposed regulations; U.S. tax treaties in force; Internal Revenue Bulletin (1996-current issue); Revenue Rulings (1954-present); Private Letter Rulings (1950-present); American Federal Tax Reports (1860-present); Tax Court and Board of Tax Appeals Reported Decisions (1924-present); and Tax Court and Board of Tax Appeals Memorandum Decisions (1928-present). Secondary sources include: United States Tax Reporter; Bittker & Eustice, Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders (WG&L, 7th ed., 2000- ) (currently updated); McKee, Nelson & Whitmire, Federal Taxation of Partnerships and Partners (WG&L, 3d ed., 1997- ) (currently updated); Eustice & Kuntz, Federal Income Taxation of S Corporations (4th ed. 2001- ) (currently updated); Journal of Taxation (1991-current issue); Corporate Taxation (formerly Journal of Corporate Taxation) (1991-current issue); WG&L Tax Dictionary (current edition); and the RIA Citator 2d (currently updated). To use an individual login, which allows you to save preferences and more, you will need to register and then login.

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Smart Litigator (formerly PALawLibrary.com)

Dates vary Accessible to Law students and faculty only.

Provides access to full text of Pennsylvania state and federal cases (coverage varies by court), including selected unreported county court cases and PDF files of cases discussed in Pennsylvania Law Weekly and The Legal Intelligencer; case digests from Pennsylvania Law Weekly (1994-present); Pennsylvania state and local court rules and forms (current); verdicts and settlements from Pennsylvania state and federal courts (1994 to present); opinions of the Philadelphia City Solicitor (1952-1999); archives of The Legal Intelligencer (1995-two weeks prior to present), Pennsylvania Law Weekly (1994 to two weeks prior to present), and Special Supplements to both papers (Dec. 2002-two weeks prior to present); and the Pennsylvania Online Attorney Directory (covering Pennsylvania lawyers, judges, clerks, prothonotaries, and other government officials, and law firms in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and southern and central New Jersey).

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Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

A searchable database of thousands of papers sent by the authors for submission, covering all areas of social science. Abstracts and some full text available.

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Tax Analysts Web Services

Current

Tax Analysts Web Services provides daily e-mail newsletters on federal taxation (Tax Notes Today), state taxation (State Tax Today), international taxation (Worldwide Tax Daily), and tax-related aspects of financial disclosure under accounting rules and securities laws (Financial Reporting Watch). This resource also includes Worldwide Tax Treaties, a database containing full text of all transnational tax treaties currently in force, plus pending, terminated, and unperfected treaties, each in the original language version and an English translation, from 1828 to present; articles on transnational tax planning and analysis, from 1992 to present; tables comparing dividends, interest, royalties, and withholding tax rates among 173 nations; and, for tax treaties to which the U.S. is a party, full text of U.S. legislative history and case law.

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United Nations Documentation Center

1946 - present

Provides access to full text of all United Nations resolutions from 1946 to present, and full text of most other UN official documents (also known as “parliamentary documents”) from 1993 to present, with selected coverage of UN documents other than resolutions prior to 1993. Enables browsing of documents by organization or searching the UN Official Document System. The system also includes a guide to researching UN documents, a blog announcing new UN documents, maps, the current UN daily agenda, UN Webcasts, and the UN Library catalog, which links to UN voting records (for the Security Council from 1946-present, and the General Assembly from 1983-present). The system does not include the following types of publications: conference room papers, certain working papers, press releases, UN sales publications, the United Nations Treaty Series, or brochures issued by the UN Department of Public Information. 

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United Nations Treaty Collection

1920 - present

This official collection includes The United Nations Treaty Series (1946-2005), The League of Nations Treaty Series (1920-1944), as well as the current Status of Multilateral Treaties, and newer unpublished treaties.

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U.S. Congressional Documents Library

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Provided through HeinOnline, the library includes full text of U.S. Statutes at Large (1789-2004); Congressional Record (Permanent Edition 1873-1908, 1985-2003) (with more volumes to be added each month); Congressional Record (Daily Edition 2003-present); Annals of Congress (1789-1824); Register of Debates (1824-1837); Congressional Globe (1833-1873); American State Papers (1789-1838); and Journals of the Continental Congress (1774-1789).

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U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs

1832 - 1978

Contains records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978. A primary source tool for the study of American history and the U.S. judicial system.

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Westlaw

Accessible to Law students and faculty only. Individual username and password required.

Legal research tool -- and index of Federal and State law reporters as well as law journals and law reviews.

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Leadership Law Premium

Current Accessible to Law students and faculty only.

From Leadership Directories, this database biographical and contact information for over 84,000 legal professionals, including managing partners, general counsels, law librarians, federal and state court staff, litigation support staff, and more. In addition to searching you can browse by organization, law school, or specialty. It also allows for creating custom lists and exporting of contact data.

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Chicago Manual of Style Online

Current

The Chicago Manual of Style Online is a searchable version of the manual with answers to style and editing questions, as well as the Q&A Content. The Chicago Manual of Style Online also provides Tools, such as sample forms, letters, and style sheets.

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Congress.gov

1973 - present

Formerly THOMAS. The official website for U.S. federal legislative information, including bills and resolutions, the Congressional Record, committee information, treaties, and more. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Printing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC's Congressional Research Service.

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