Law & Law-Related Databases

This manual offers news and analysis relating to attorney conduct and legal ethics. It includes full text access to ABA and state ethics opinions, the ABA model rules and standards, and state ethics rules.
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This biweekly publication complements the ABA/BNA Lawyer's Manual on Professional Conduct by providing news and analysis on developments in legal ethics, malpractice, and other professional issues. Available online back to 1998.
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A searchable index of business periodicals covering advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, tax, and more. Provides access to the full text content of many of these periodicals including coverage of the Wall Street Journal since 1984.
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Business
Tax and Accounting
Provides full text journal articles, peer reviewed articles, and abstracts from many areas of academic study, including law. Coverage from the 1980s to present.
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Indexes documents from the United Nations General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship Council, Secretariat and International Court of Justice. Includes full-text resolutions from the General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council.  
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Distributes research on a range of accounting topics including financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, tax, and litigation. It provides access to working papers and article manuscripts that have been accepted for publication, often a year before they appear in print.
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Tax and Accounting
Provides the full text of all UK Parliament Public General Acts back to 1988 with selected coverage extending as far back as 1837; all Local Acts back to 1991 with selected coverage back to 1857; and all published Statutory Instruments back to 1987. Legislation from Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales can also be accessed through this website.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Legal History

Provides full text access to unofficial English translations of selected Afghan laws from 1933-2008.

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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
The ADP provides publicily accessible and searchable information about human rights and humanitarian law violations carried out in Afghanistan sicne 1978. 
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Law of War/Military Law
Indexes and provides full text access to articles from over 200 newspapers, magazines, and journals published by alternative and independent presses.
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Newspapers
Current and full-text articles from more than 1,500 U.S. news sources and news video clips. Search a single newspaper, a select group of titles, or the entire collection. Use the map based interface to search publications within a region.
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Newspapers
American Maritime Cases is a useful resource for researching significant maritime decisions rendered by the United States (Federal and State) courts. It also reports legislative action, administrative law decisions, arbitration decisions, Maritime Law Association of the U.S. source material and occasioinally Canadian and other international cases and other items deemed significant. This web site allows various specialized, easy to use search functions, including a headnote search function as to AMC's copyrighted indexing system.
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A digitized collection of special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically significant periodicals that began publication between 1740 and 1900.
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This collection from the University of California Santa Barbara provides full text access to a wide variety of presidential materials dating back to 1789 including Executive Orders, the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, election data, approval ratings, candidates' remarks, press briefings, party platforms, and transcripts of weekly radio addresses, speeches, and transition remarks. Materials on the site can be browsed or searched using a variety of limits.
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Government Resources/Documents
This searchable, digitized collection contains the legislative and executive documents of Congress from 1789-1838. These primary source materials provide insights into significant events in American history and are considered the precursor to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set.
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Government Resources/Documents
Legal History
Provides background information on the development of the English legal system since 1176 and access to digitized images of primary legal documents from medieval and early modern England that are owned by the National Archives in London.
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Contains current news and analysis of antitrust and trade issues including franchising, mergers and acquisitions, unfair competition, price fixing, marketing, and trade liberalization.
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Antitrust Law and Trade Regulation
This weekly publication examines federal, state, and international competition and deceptive trade practices law. It follows proposed domestic legislation, monitors the international enforcement initiatives of U.S. trading partners, and tracks cases brought by the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, the Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general.
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Antitrust Law and Trade Regulation
Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history.
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Covers international and internal armed conflicts including terrorism by providing data on refugees and returnees, internally displaced persons, weapons used, fatalities, and the historical background of the conflict. Conflict coverage begins in 2001 and updates are added annually. The site also permits users to generate customized statistical reports.
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Law of War/Military Law
Provides access to legal information and databases from Asian countries.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Offers downloadable MP3 files of judicial opinions with full text of the opinion, a brief fact summary, and the rule of law. You can search by subject, casebook, or case name. First time users will need to sign up for a new account and register your richmond.edu email address.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Legal Research
United States Courts
Provides free internet access to legal materials including legislation, court judgments, and secondary resources for New Zealand and the Australian commonwealth, states, and territories.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Contains digitized documents relevant to the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy, and government. Documents can be accessed by time period or through an alphabetical listing of document collections.
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Government Resources/Documents
Legal History
Analyzes legislation and litigation affecting deposit insurance, electronic commerce, fiduciary standards, international finance, fair lending, and other banking topics. It covers U.S. state and federal law as well as international developments
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Banking/Bankruptcy
This publication offers news and analysis of banking legislation, regulatory policy, litigation, and investment at the state, federal, and international levels. It covers regulations from the Federal Reserve Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Treasury Department, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal agencies.
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Banking/Bankruptcy
Provides in-depth coverage of developments in state and federal bankruptcy law by analyzing proposed legislation, regulatory developments, and court opinions.
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Banking/Bankruptcy
Provides access to abstracts and PDF images of working papers on a wide variety of legal topics.
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Covers developments in biotechnology by examining new and proposed laws and regulations, litigation, and the regulatory enforcement activities of agencies including the Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes of Health, Patent & Trademark Office, and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
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Environmental Law
Intellectual Property Law
Offers web-based full-text reference libraries and notification services for specialty areas of law. Many individual subject areas from antitrust law to trade and commerce are included.
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Bloomberg Law is a legal research system, accessible by a login ID, that may be particularly relevant for patents and intellectual property, corporate and securities research, bankruptcy law, and retrieving court documents and filings from federal, state, and foreign jurisdictions. Bloomberg Law includes federal and state cases, similar to those in Westlaw and LexisNexis, along with news and current awareness and unique Law Reports for analysis and current awareness across 40 legal subjects. 
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Legal Research
The Brennan Center for Justice provides works through the courts, legislation, and the media. Each of thse area has a section dedicated to the work the center has achieved thus far. Included are blog entries written by staff going back to 2006, legislation section focused on the Brennance Center legislation, court cases with case summaries and supplementary documentation such as amicus briefs, and various publications in PDF format. 
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Provides full text access to court decisions and legislation from England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales as well as decisions from specialized UK tribunals. Also includes decisions from the Court of Justice of the European Communities and European Court of Human Rights.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Monitors federal and state securities laws, regulations from the Securities and Exchange Commission and other federal agencies, industry standards, and developments in federal and state courts that affect brokers and dealers.
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Indexes and abstracts scholarly business journals dating as far back as 1886. Full text coverage is available for many titles.
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Business
Canada Supreme Court Reports is the official, bilingual series published under authority of the Supreme Court Act. Three or four volumes are published annually, each consisting of four to six parts issued periodically, and containing indexes and a table of cases cited. All written and oral judgments and reasons for judgment are printed in their entirety along with a summary of the reasons. Cases include background information, statutes and regulations, authors cited, analysis and the decision. Canada Supreme Court Reports is a primary source for the key decisions of Canada's highest court.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
This website contains information on the status of bilateral and multilateral treaties affecting Canada. The records provide particulars such as the date and place of signature; the dates of tabling in, or approval by, Parliament; the dates of ratification, accession, entry into force and termination; its relation to other treaty instruments; details of such implementing legislation as might be required; judicial interpretations; and references to published texts. In some instances, the record contains a link to the full text of the treaty.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
This website from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada provides free access to Canadian federal and provincial legal information including legislation and the decisions of courts, boards, and tribunals.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Find the full title of an English language legal publication, including those covering international and comparative law, by entering an abbreviation. The database mainly covers law reports and legal periodicals, but some legislative publications and major textbooks are also included.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law

A finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. The records date from July 1976 to the present. Search for U.S. governmental publications by agency, title, subject, or keyword. Use the advanced search for more searching options. If the full text of a publication is available for free on the internet, the catalog will provide a link to it.

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Government Resources/Documents
Provides full text access to accounting and auditing standards including those from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) along with proposal stage literature and implementation guidance. It also provides full text access to Securities and Exchange Commission standards along with interpretations and explanations.
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Tax and Accounting
Includes the most recent cases, government studies, and legislation affecting human resources management. Detailed summaries on federal employment laws, individual rights, discrimination, hiring, compensation, benefits, performance management, career development, labor relations, and more are included.
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Labor and Employment
Provides online versions of numerous CCH loose-leaf services. Users can search or browse through the tabs/libraries available.
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Provides online access to primary and secondary material, including Aspen treatises.  Available content is broken down into tabs/libraries in the areas of Federal Tax, State Tax, State Business Income Tax, Sales Tax, and Pension and Payroll.  Each publication is organized into expandable/collapsible menus.
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Tax and Accounting
CALI provides more than 300 interactive lessons and tutorials to help students understand the law. Click on CALI logo to download these resources or to access them online. Access to CALI materials requires an individual CALI login, which is only available to law school faculty and students via the law library library's CALI membership.
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Provides full text, PDF images of Congressional resources from 1774-1875 including the Journals of the Continental Congress (1774-89); the Journals of the House of Representatives and the Senate (1789-1875); debates as published in the Annals of Congress (1789-1824), the Register of Debates (1824-37), Congressional Globe (1833-73), and Congressional Record (1873-75); the Statutes at Large (1789-1875); the American State Papers (1789-1838) and much more.
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Research service that combines all types of accounting documents into one database, including materials such as the Accounting and Auditing Disclosure Manual, Budgeting and Forecasting Manual, Modern Accounting and Auditing Checklists, Handbook of Accounting and Auditing, and more.
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Corporate and Securities
Tax and Accounting
A web-based research tool for tax and accounting information. Contents include the Federal Tax Coordinator, U.S. Tax Reporter, Worldwide Tax Laws, Worldwide Commercial Laws, and Corporation and Partnership Tax Return Guide. 
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Business
Tax and Accounting
Corporate and Securities
Examines legislative and regulatory proposals, agency actions, enforcement efforts, industry activities, and court decisions related to chemicals, pesticides, and hazardous materials transport.
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Business
Promotes an enhanced understanding of the civil rights movement through a digital video archive of historical news film, a civil rights portal connecting related digital collections nationwide, and a collection of secondary web-based resources that provide context for the film and digital collections.
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Civil Rights
This publication tracks pending class action and multiparty lawsuits and also offers expert guidance and tactical approaches for litigating class action suits. Published semi-monthly and available online since 2000.
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Includes a wide range of international affairs scholarship generated since 1991 including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals, and policy briefs.
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Government Resources/Documents
Includes primary source documents from 1574-1757, covering earliest English settlements in North America, encounters with Native Americans, piracy in the Atlantic and Caribbean, the trade in slaves, and English conflicts with the Spanish and French.  Also included is a digitized version of The Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739, which contains bibliographic records and extracts for thousands of additional documents.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
DeIncludes a wide range of international affairs scholarship generated since 1991 including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals, and policy briefs.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Provides legal information and databases from all Commonwealth countries.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Examines liability and insurance coverage issues relating to computers. It tracks laws, regulations, and litigation relating to a range of topics from network security to packaging and protecting digital assets.
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Information and Technology
Intellectual Property Law
This library focuses on development and growth of the federal courts and the judiciary as a source of original material of congressional fact finding and decision making. Decades of legislative intent, testimony, and pre-enactment history is provided in one centralized library.
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United States Courts
Legislative History
Provides coverage of Congressional trends, actions, and controversies. Full text coverage from 1945-2004 of articles, legislative summaries, statistics, and reports.
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Government Resources/Documents
This resource is based on indexes created by the Congressional Information Service and is particularly useful for compiling legislative histories and tracking bills. It includes information on bills, laws, committee prints, House and Senate documents and reports, the Congressional Record, and more. Users can search by subject, keyword, document number, and public law number. This resource also allows full text access to Congressional Research Service reports published since 2004 and full text Congressional hearings from 1824-2003.
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Legislative History

The University of Richmond provides this portal to constitutions world-wide. Most texts are in English, but some are in the vernacular languages. Offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents.

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Constitutions and Constitutional Law
Follows labor and employment issues relevant to union, non-union, or dual shop construction firms. It explains statutes, regulations, policies, and legal procedures; provides current benchmarking statistics; and analyzes key National Labor Relations Board and court decisions.
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Labor and Employment
From corporate governance to implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley, the detailed updates provide up to date information on corporate lawyers' changing roles and responsibilities and myriad high-profile challenges. Made available are significant legal developments concerning officers and directors, executive compensation, financial reporting, corporate disclosure, shareholder rights, auditing and accounting, corporate ethics codes, pension reforms and administration, professional responsibility, and other matters.
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Corporate and Securities
Provides up-to-date coverage of judicial, legislative, and regulatory issues of concern to corporate counsel including antitrust, intellectual property, securities, trade, and labor law.
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Corporate and Securities
Labor and Employment
Examines a critical area of governance and considers the legal issues inherent in the governance of a corporation. This library is organized in eight parts for quick identification of subject matter: Board of Directors, Audit Committees, Compensation Committees, Special Committees of Independent Directors, Corporate Minutes, Annual Meeting Shareholders, Shareholder Proposals, and Corporate Governance of the Financial Reporting Process.
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Corporate and Securities
Covers key judicial, regulatory, and industry trends and developments in the corporate governance field.  Keep current with new developments to ensure that corporate boards, shareholder meetings, and audit and compensation committees meet today’s exacting governance standards.  Some of the major topics covered include executive compensation, directors’ fiduciary duties, and shareholder rights.
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Corporate and Securities
Examine significant new developments in all areas of corporate law including: antitrust, corporate criminal liability, corporate law, corporate governance, employment discrimination, environmental enforcement, intellectual property, international trade, litigation, occupational safety and health, product liability, professional responsibility, and securities.
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Corporate and Securities
Provides electronic access to the Corporate Practice Series. Each publication in the series addresses a specific legal area of interest to corporate practitioners such as corporate political activity, types of legal entities that can be used to conduct business, and state corporate law. This library also provides access to the full text of Title 8 of the Delaware Code covering corporations, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the newsletter Corporate Counsel Weekly.
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Antitrust Law and Trade Regulation
Business
Corporate and Securities
Provides full text access to CountryWatch data and publications including: CountryReviews, an up-to-date series of publications for each country including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural, and environmental information; CountryWire, which provides daily news coverage for every country in the world as well as a significant news archive; and statistical data sets that allows the creation of customized charts.
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Elections/Polling
Business
The goal of the site is to create a free and competitive real time alert tool for the U.S. judicial system. At present, the site has daily information regarding all precedential opinions issued by the 13 federal circuit courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. Each day,  there are non-precedential opinions from all of the Circuit courts except the D.C. Circuit. This means that by 5:10pm PST, the database will be updated with the opinions of the day, with custom alerts going out shortly thereafter.
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Please use the database listing and lookup LexisNexis Courtroom Cast.
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United States Courts
Provides full text access to the CQ Almanac, an annual reference book examining the U.S. Congress, back to its inception in 1946. The Almanac offers original analysis of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a congressional session and arranges them thematically by policy area. The appendices provide access to a variety of tables on floor votes, voting participation, party unity, and more.
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Elections/Polling
Government Resources/Documents
Provides access to and search capability across several CQ publications, including CQ Researcher, CQ Weekly, Congressional Staff Directory, Judicial Staff Directory, CQ Press Political Reference Suite, and the Supreme Court Compendium.
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Government Resources/Documents
Each monthly issue provides a diverse range of international viewpoints on a single political, social, environmental, or regional issue from around the globe. The full text can be accessed in html or PDF formats.
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This weekly publication provides an in-depth examination of current events and controversies in U.S. policy. The archive provides full text access to every issue of the CQ Researcher and its precursor, Editorial Research Reports, back to its inception in 1923.

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Government Resources/Documents
Reports on the activities of the U.S. Congress by analyzing issues, providing a wrap-up of the previous week's news, and summarizing the status of bills in play, committee and floor activity, debates, and roll-call votes. Provides full text access to all content dating back to October 1983.
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Government Resources/Documents
Covers significant federal and state court decisions and federal legislative activities that relate to criminal law as well as administrative developments from the Justice Department, U.S. Sentencing Commission, and other federal agencies. Features a Circuit Split Roundup that summarizes conflicts in the federal courts of appeals on questions of federal criminal law.
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Criminal Law and Procedure
This topical index to legal publications is published weekly by the University of Washington Gallagher Law Library.
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The Current Index to Statistics is a resource for locating information on statistics and probability. References are drawn from 160 fully indexed core journals, as well as selected content from other journals, proceedings, and edited books.
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Statistics/Statistical Sources
This searchable database from Washington and Lee Law School provides table of contents information, primarily for English language law journals, from 2005 onwards. A project is underway to extend coverage back to 2000.
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Provides access to Cyprus legal information and databases. English translation link is in the upper right hand corner of the website.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law

Analyzes legislative and regulatory developments, court and administrative decisions, compliance news, government policies, and international standards on a wide variety of environmental law topics including chemical regulation, climate change, pesticides, hazardous materials transport, and pollution sources.

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Environmental Law
Reports on employment-related developments nationwide including coverage of the National Labor Relations Board, Congress, courts, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, states, and government agencies. It also provides economic news and labor statistics.
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Civil Rights
Labor and Employment
Provides legal and policy analysis in a wide range of areas including tax, trade, the environment, health care, pensions, safety, and transportation. It aims to assist executives in making business, lobbying, and legal decisions.
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Administrative Law
Business
Includes detailed reports on key legislative, regulatory, and judicial tax developments in the areas of taxation, budgeting, accounting, state taxes, and tax rulings and decisions
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Tax and Accounting
Library providing analysis on the evidentiary value of electronic data in litigation, as well as the full-text of relevant cases, ethics opinions, and court rules.
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Evidence
Provides daily news about energy and and environmental legislation in the US Congress. 
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Environmental Law
Offers daily coverage of major regulations, legislation, and court cases regarding environmental and energy policy.
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Environmental Law
Daily webcasts designed for energy and environmental policy professionals. 
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Environmental Law
E&ENews PM provides late-breaking news about energy and environmental policy, politics and markets. 
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Environmental Law
Tracks legal developments in a variety of areas that impact electronic commerce including database protection, electronic signatures, privacy, licensing, and free speech. This title is no longer being updated. See the Electronic Commerce & Law Report for current coverage.
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Information and Technology
Intellectual Property Law
Monitors the activities of tax authorities in the U.S. and international business and financial centers around the world. Provides in-depth examination of value added taxes, sales taxes, telecommunications taxes, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Internal Revenue Service, European Commission, and similar topics.
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Business
Information and Technology
Intellectual Property Law
Tax and Accounting
This collection of full text materials covers every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America history including agriculture, religion, commerce, education, literature, poetry, music, politics, travel etc.
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Legal History
Full text books, scores, and newspapers covering history, culture, religion, commerce, education, literature, poetry, music, politics, travel etc.
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Legal History
Provides searchable, full text access to articles and images from over 700 historical American newspapers. Based largely on Clarence Brigham's History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1879, it focuses on papers that began publication before 1879.

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Legal History
Newspapers
Indexes journal articles, essays, research papers, books, dissertations, book reviews, and working papers from 1969-present. Subjects covered include accounting, consumer economics, monetary policy, labor, marketing, demographics, modeling, economic theory, and planning.
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EISIL is a project of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) that facilitates access to high quality primary materials, authoritative web sites, and helpful research guides to international law that are freely accessible on the Internet.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Covers a diverse range of e-commerce topics at the federal, state, and international levels including online gambling, information licensing, cryptography, telecommunications regulation, and consumer protection.
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Information and Technology
Provides PDF access to a wide variety of the institute's publications including the Databook on Employee Benefits, policy books back to 1979, issue briefs back to 1982, and the results of their annual Retirement Confidence Survey back to 1996.
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Labor and Employment
This weekly newsletter features judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in the area of equal employment opportunity. It provides details about important jury verdicts, monetary settlements, and consent decrees and analyzes legal theories, emerging trends, and circuit splits.
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Civil Rights
Labor and Employment
This publication reprints the verdicts and settlements portion of the Employment Discrimination Report. It provides details about important jury verdicts and monetary settlements and awards.
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Civil Rights
Labor and Employment
Contains all 176 volumes of the English Reports, Full Reprint, along with its Index of Cases and Index Chart. This collection encompasses the decisions of the English Courts prior to the commencement of the Law Reports in 1865.
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In addition to providing expert analysis and commentary on federal and state environmental law issues, this library contains the full text of applicable U.S. state and federal laws and regulations; laws and regulations in Canada and Mexico; European Union directives and regulations; and thousands of legal decisions issued by federal, state, and administrative courts. It also includes interactive forms, guidance documents, agency memoranda, and international treaties and agreements.
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Environmental Law
Provides citations and full text journal articles on environmental issues in journals and books covering topics such as agriculture, ecology, energy, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, and urban planning.
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Environmental Law
Reports on federal and state laws, rules, standards, court developments, and agency activities that impact environmental law. Reprints selected primary materials in full text.
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Environmental Law
Helps practitioners assess the risk of liability in real estate and other business transactions. Covers topics such as brownfields redevelopment; multi-family, commercial, and industrial real estate transactions; environmental site assessments; securities and insurance issues; and cleanup efforts and costs.
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Corporate and Securities
Environmental Law
Insurance
Covers environmental, natural resources, toxic tort, energy, health/safety, and land use law. Contains original source documents (including federal and state laws, regulations, and decisions), editorial summaries, and expert analysis on state, federal, and international issues.
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Environmental Law
Provides EPA database searchable by city or zip code for all or large facilities to determine whether compliance inspections have been conducted by EPA, state or local governments, whether violations were detected, and whether enforcement actions were taken and penalties assessed for all data, air, water, hazardous waste, or by multiple ID list of facilities. Searches can be refined to include facility characteristics (including SIC number), geographic location (including EPA region and Indian land), inspection/enforcement history, compliance information, demographic profile, and media. Results provide facility name and address, operating status, inspection history and enforcement and compliance summary data, two-year compliance status by quarter, formal enforcement actions, and detailed demographic profile surrounding three-mile area. 
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Environmental Law
ERIC indexes journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, and books on education-related topics published since 1966.
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The International Network for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ESCR) promotes social justice and human rights. The ESCR Caselaw Database provides searchable, full text access to ESCR-related pleadings, commentary, and decisions in English and Spanish.
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Civil Rights
A portal to major EU institutions and legal information including the European Court of Justice, EU legislation through Eur-Lex, and pending EU legislation through Pre-Lex.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Indexes and provides full text access to articles in more than 315 newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press dating back to 1990.
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This bibliographic database searches the holdings of Georgetown University's Bioethics Research Library, which contains journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audiovisuals, and news articles relating to bioethics and professional ethics. Entries in the database provide full citation information and abstracts, and may also provide links to full text content.
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Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Provides full text access to the Europa World Year Book  and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. Contains detailed country profiles that include an introductory survey, an in-depth statistical survey, and a directory of governmental, political, business, social, and media entities. Also offers a directory of 1,900 International Organizations such as the United Nations and its agencies, the European Union, the International Criminal Court, and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Allows access to the full text of ECMI reports, working papers, and the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Provides federal and state news and guidance on all aspects of expert evidence including the discoverability, admissibility, and sufficiency of expert evidence, Daubert hearings, legislative proposals, and changes to the federal rules.
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Evidence
The country profiles in this library summarize import and exchange controls, tariff systems, labeling regulations, and entry procedures for over 200 countries. The trade blocs component summarizes common tariffs, customs procedures, and standards in trade blocs. The library also provides information about traveling and working internationally and U.S. Export Administration Regulations. It contains the full text of relevant international agreements as well as computerized forms required for international commerce, selected country-specific forms, and samples of basic commercial documents.
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Contains a wide variety of business and economic information including news, stock market quotes, industry reports, market research profiles, and financial data.
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Business
This weekly newsletter offers brief summaries of state divorce laws, prints the text of uniform acts adopted by the states, and selectively reprints federal statutes and regulations. It also analyzes appellate court cases, legislation, and regulations to help family law practitioners develop effective litigation strategies and arguments.
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Family Law/Domestic Relations
Provides access to a comprehensive online law library with complete federal case coverage, plus state and appellate cases going back to 1950 (or earlier) for all fifty states.  Also includes federal and state statutes, court rules, and administrative codes.  Like Lexis and Westlaw, you can use Fastcase to retrieve cases by citation or by using Boolean or natural language searching. There is also an “Authority Check” feature, which shows if your case has been cited in later case decisions. See a Law School librarian for U.R.'s access code.
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Legal Research
Provides public access to government information submitted by Congress and federal agencies. Also provides access to resources, such as the Congressional Record, the C.F.R., the U.S. Code, and other government documents.  Will be replacing GPOAccess in 2011.
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Government Resources/Documents
Legal History
Legal Research

The directory is a partnership of Louisiana State University and the Federal Depository Library Program. The directory lists current/active/existing U. S. Federal Government agencies as represented in the United States Government Manual. Not every level of organization will be indexed here. Some organizations (such as the Navy) have numerous sub-organizations and provide excellent indexes from their home pages. If an institution is not represented here, try the parent organization. The index is searchable by agency keyword (e.g., Veteran's Bureau) NOT subject. See, FAQs for links to search engines and other resources.

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Government Resources/Documents
Monitors what is happening in the courts, agency boards of contract appeals, and General Accounting Office and explains how these events impact the federal acquisition of goods. It covers federal agency procurement policies and rulings from the Comptroller General.
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Summarizes every proposed and final rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and other relevant federal agencies.
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Environmental Law
Consists of the digitized Federal Register since 1936, the Federal Register Indexes since 1939, and the CFR's Lists/Compilations of Sections Affected dating back to 1949.
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Administrative Law
Government Resources/Documents
Provides researchers with a centralized portal for searching and browsing federal statistics generated by over 100 federal agencies on a diverse range of topics.
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Government Resources/Documents
Statistics/Statistical Sources
Provides free online information,  including cases, statutes, legal news, a lawyer directory, an online career center and community-oriented tools such as mailing lists and message boards.  Free, but requires user login.
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Legal Research
This collection provides access to international yearbooks and periodicals, law digests, and decisions from international tribunals.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Provides English translations of intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories that provide a local perspective on historical events. This searchable, full text collection of FBIS Daily Reports published between 1974 and 1996 is comprised of eight parts: Part 1: Middle East, Africa, Near East and South Asia; Part 2: Sub-Saharan Africa & South Asia; Part 3: China; Part 4: Asia, Pacific and East Asia; Part 5: Latin America; Part 6: Eastern Europe; Part 7: Soviet Union and Central Eurasia; and Part 8: Western Europe.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
A directory of information on foreign firms with operations in the U.S. Allows searching by country, region, state, keyword, zip codes, NAICS code, and postal code.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Contains current sources of codes and basic legislation in jurisdictions throughout the world.  Click on the link, "Subscriber Login," to access the database.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
This series is the official documentary history of U.S. foreign policy. This digital collection from the University of Wisconsin contains an incomplete run of the FRUS from 1861 to 1960. Additional volumes are available through the Department of State website or HeinOnline.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
This is the official historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. The series began in 1861 during the Lincoln administration and Hein's full-text coverage currently extends through 1976.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
This website from the Government of the French Republic provides English translations of the following French Codes: Civil; Civil Procedure; Penal; Criminal Procedure; Commercial; Intellectual Property; Intellectual Property; Consumer; Monetary and Financial; Insurance; Environmental; and Public Procurement Contracts. Also includes the Constitutional Bylaw on Budget Acts and the Law on Subcontracting.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
The Gender Jurisprudence Collections (GJC) is al database containing judgments, decisions, orders, and other relevant documents issued by international criminal courts and tribunals that have been coded and made readily searchable for issues relating to sexual and gender-based violence. In addition to the Gender Jurisprudence Collections, the Project includes concise digests of select decisions and court documents highlighting key facts, allegations, and legal analysis dealing with sexual and gender-based violence.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Includes abstracts and full text coverage of academic journals, newsletters, magazines, regional publications, and government reports that support gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) studies as well as gender and women's studies.
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Civil Rights
Family Law/Domestic Relations
This website from the German Federal Ministry of Justice provides English translations of the German Civil (BGB), Criminal (StGB), Criminal Procedure (StPO), and Fiscal (AO) Codes as well as the Introductory Act to the Civil Code (EGBGB), Courts Constitution Act (GVG), German Judiciary Act (DRiG), and Youth Courts Law (JGG).
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Contains statistics for the 136 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. Includes data on over 200 debt and financial indicators since 1970.
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A searchable database of the laws, regulations, and other complementary legal sources from countries around the world. Documents are contributed by member governments from the original, official legal texts and are maintained on a server presently located at the U.S. Library of Congress. While many documents are available in full text, only summaries are available for certain materials.
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This service from Google searches against the full text of books that Google has scanned and stores in its digital database. Researchers can access the table of contents and bibliographic information for every item retrieved in a search result list. If an item in the result list is in the public domain, the full text will be freely accessible. Other items may provide snippets of the full text so researchers can see their search terms in context or may permit full text access to a few chapters of the work. When viewing a record from the result list, use the "Find in a Library" link on the left side of the screen to determine if the University of Richmond Libraries own the title.
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Google Scholar searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, articles, and more. Google Scholar also allows you to search and read opinions for US state appellate and supreme court cases since 1950, US federal district, appellate, tax, and bankruptcy courts since 1923, and US Supreme Court cases since 1791.
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Legal Research
Reviews federal, state, and local decisions by courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators that affect government employees; summarizes Merit System Protection Board and Federal Labor Relations Authority rulings; and details recent collective bargaining settlements involving municipal, county, and state employees. The Collective Bargaining Roundup segment covers salary and benefit trends.
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Labor and Employment
Offers official information from all three branches of the federal government, including presidential materials, public and private laws, conference reports, congressional bills, and many others.  Will be replaced by FDSys in 2011.
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Administrative Law
Government Resources/Documents
Legal Research
Legislative History
Indexes and summarizes scholarly journals, general interest magazines, and government publications that examine the relationship between human beings and the environment. It examines the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines including law, education, health, and technology. Full text access for some titles is available through open access resources.
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Greenwire provides up to date news about engergy and environmental policy, politics and markets. Also includes comprehensive coverage of the Federal Agencies, States, Courts, Untilities, Industry, Endgangered Species, and Natural Resources. 
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Environmental Law
Provides access to information from Hague organizations in the fields of international peace, justice, and security. Contents include the Hague Justice Journal, news, and country specific court documents, transcripts, and fact sheets.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Hansard, also known as the Official Report, provides full text access to edited verbatim reports of proceedings in both houses of the U.K. Parliament. The House of Commons Hansard covers proceedings in the main Chamber of the House of Commons, Westminster Hall, and Standing Committees. It provides access to debates and oral and written questions back to November 1988. The House of Lords Hansard covers proceedings in the Lords Chamber and its Grand Committees, and provides access to debates and oral and written questions back to November 1995. Selected information back to 1803 is also available through the Historic Hansard link on the page.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
A digitized version of Harvard Research in International Law, a series of draft international conventions originally published in the American Journal of International Law between 1929 and 1939. The collection also provides access to the series Contemporary Analysis and Appraisal, which analyzes the basis of the proposed conventions and their continuing impact today.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Reports on developments in health care policy and law, including focused coverage of Medicare, Medicaid, and managed care.
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Health Law
Monitors health care fraud and abuse issues in the private insurance industry, managed care organizations, and federal and state programs.
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Health Law
Insurance
Follows federal, state, and private-sector health care policy proposals, debates, and responses.
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Health Law
Tracks state and federal laws, regulations, court decisions, administrative rulings, and policies that affect health plans and providers.
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Health Law
Insurance
Provides news and analysis on the regulatory, legal, and compliance issues surrounding the transition to interoperable electronic health records. Examines federal and state regulations and standards on topics such as privacy, data breaches, grants and funding opportunities, and more.
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Health Law
Provides access to a series of portfolios, each of which focuses on a specific health law and business topic. Areas of emphasis include antitrust, contracts, fraud, operations, and tax-exempt health care entities. The State Legislation Summaries component provides a survey of enacted state legislation of interest to the health care industry.
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Business
Health Law
This weekly newsletter provides updates on legal developments in the health care industry by discussing new cases, federal and state legislation, rules from federal regulators, and enforcement trends.
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Health Law

Electronic collection of many prominent legal journals and law reviews, including older, difficult to find, historical collections, and current issues,  available in PDF format. Includes the Foreign & International Law Resources database, the historic Federal Register, Treaties & Agreements Library, U.S. Federal Legislative History Library, U.S. Presidential Papers Library, Law Library Journal, and more.

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Since the publication of the first volume in 1972, the Historic Documents Series has published primary source documents covering the most significant events of each year. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions. Each article begins with an introduction providing the historical and intellectual context for the selected documents in addition to the full text of the documents themselves.
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Includes archives of Atlanta Daily World, Chicago Defender, Los Angeles Sentinel, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, Pittsburgh Courier, The Atlanta Constitution, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
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Newspapers
A searchable, expanded, and revised edition of the print title Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, which was originally published by the U.S. Government in 1975. Data tables may be viewed in html or PDF and may also be customized by users. The print version is available at Law Documents Reference C 3.134/2:H62/789-970.
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Statistics/Statistical Sources
This collection provides unique documents on the investigation and prosecution of war crimes committed by Nazi concentration camp commandants and camp personnel. Documents include: correspondence; trial records and transcripts; investigatory material, such as interrogation reports and trial exhibits; clemency petitions and reviews; photographs of atrocities; newspaper clippings; and pamphlets.
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This collection provides unique documents on the investigation and prosecution of war crimes committed by Nazi concentration camp commandants and camp personnel. Documents include: correspondence; trial records and transcripts; investigatory material, such as interrogation reports and trial exhibits; clemency petitions and reviews; photographs of atrocities; newspaper clippings; and pamphlets.
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This daily publication covers significant federal and state developments in all branches of government that relate to security and antiterrorist policies. Special emphasis is devoted to the Department of Homeland Security and the PATRIOT Act.
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Information and Technology
Law of War/Military Law
This database from the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security includes full text U.S. policy documents, national strategy documents, theses, research papers, executive orders, and presidential directives relevant to homeland security.
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Information and Technology
Law of War/Military Law

Provides company profiles for the largest public and private companies around the world. Each profile contains company's culture, history and strategy, market position, officers, competition, and financial health as well as current news about the company. There are also links to lists, stock quotes, news, and other products such as Hoover's Industry Snapshots (global industry overviews).

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Business
This weekly newsletter alerts readers to important employee relations trends and developments. It provides guidance on establishing policies, handling personnel matters, and ensuring compliance with the law.
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Labor and Employment
Contains more than 60,000 core human rights documents, including several hundred human rights treaties and other primary international human rights instruments. The site also links to 4000 websites and provides a special human rights search engine.
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A searchable collection of selected U.S. court cases and related materials that provide an understanding of how international law is interpreted and applied by U.S. courts at both the federal and state level. Permits searching by topic, jurisdiction, treaty, or statute.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
United States Courts
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals is an index to articles and book reviews from more than five hundred legal journals published worldwide. It provides in-depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of all jurisdictions other than the United States, the UK, Canada, and Australia. Indexing goes from 1985-current and there are links to full text of more than 34,000 articles and book reviews in more than 100 periodicals that are available in HeinOnline.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Includes international coverage and access to scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews, and more. Coverage is provided for indexing from 1981-, abstracting from 1990-, and select full text from 1994-.
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This UN supported database offers information on the trade dispute systems in which Latin American and Caribbean countries participate including the WTO, MERCOSUR, CARICOM, the Andean Community, NAFTA, and CACM. It provides full text access to the documents establishing each organization's dispute settlement mechanisms and the rulings issued under them. It also provides statistics on the number of disputes brought before each organization and explanations and analysis of the various dispute settlement systems. The majority of the primary documents are in Spanish but explanations are available in English.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
This collection provides access to full text PDF images of a variety of IP related materials including books, journals, compiled legislative histories, and federal agency decisions and bulletins. It also provides access to the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and Titles 17 and 35 of the U.S. Code.
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Intellectual Property Law
The Intellectual Property Resource Center provides the full text of all decisions reported in United States Patents Quarterly from 1929 to the present, combined with finding aids to facilitate the search process.
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Intellectual Property Law
Covers the activities of government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and regulatory bodies worldwide whose regulations and policies impact domestic and international business and financial environments.
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Banking/Bankruptcy
Business
International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Tracks directives from the European Union, United Nations, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and other intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations. It also monitors domestic and foreign laws, regulations, and policies that relate to the environment.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
This daily publication follows the activities of Congress, the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service, and the courts to provide up-to-date information on legislative, regulatory, judicial, and policy developments. It also covers tax developments in the European Union, Japan, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico, China, Russia, Brazil, and other countries.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Tax and Accounting
Covers U.S. and foreign trade policy with an emphasis on topics such as export incentives, financing, licensing, foreign investments, limits on imports, import relief, and adjustment assistance.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Examines trends in U.S. trade policy with in-depth coverage of domestic regulatory, legislative, and judicial developments including opinions of the U.S. Court of International Trade, International Trade Administration, and International Trade Commission. It also monitors the activities of the Departments of State, Treasury, and Commerce; the World Trade Organization; and the European Union.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Investment Arbitration Reporter is an electronic news service tracking cross-border arbitrations between foreign investors and their host governments. The reports help a broad range of readers stay abreast of the latest lawsuits and policy developments in the field of international investment law. Users have to click on the "Subscriber Login" button at the top left of any page within the site to send their IP address for authentication.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Comprehensive, up-to-date source for U.S. nationwide public opinion, consisting of a full-text retrieval system, organized at the question level. Contains nearly 400,000 questions asked on the national public opinion surveys since 1935 and survey results from academic, commercial, and media survey organizations.
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Elections/Polling
This multidisciplinary journal evaluation tool uses statistical data to provide a systematic, objective way to determine the relative importance of journals within their subject categories. By compiling cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal level, shows the relationships between citing and cited journals, and assesses how quickly articles are cited after publication.
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Provides full-text searches of scholarly articles from a variety of disciplines through digitized back issues of several hundred well-known journals. Journals go back to the 19th century and before with subject coverage going back to the medieval period.  Depending on journal title, current issues (last 3-5 years) may not be available.
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This resource from the Yale Law Library tracks every federal judicial nomination from the 103rd Congress to the present.
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United States Courts
JustCite is a multi-jurisdictional citator and legal search engine. It provides information about cases, legislation and articles and their interdepenednt relationships. 
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Justis is a full text online legal library of UK, Irish and EU case law dating back to 1163 and legislation from 1235. Justis also includes exact replica PDFs and all UK legislation, including repealed acts and measures. 
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Provides in-depth analysis of employment law decisions, statutes, regulations, and trends in the areas of fair employment practices, individual employment rights, Americans with disabilities, wages and hours, labor-management relations, collective bargaining, and labor arbitration. It provides full text access to cases in these areas and a useful classification system to guide you to cases on point for your issue. It also provides access to the full text of the HR Policy Handbook as well as checklists, forms, and sample letters.
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Labor and Employment
Provides coverage of legislative and regulatory developments in labor law and summarizes rulings from the National Labor Relations Board and the courts.
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Labor and Employment
Contains more than 1,530 law and law related-periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with the publishers.
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Includes developing stories in litigation, law, and policy daily.
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Business
The Leadership Library provides online search capabilities for government, business, legal, media, and nonprofit professionals by name, organization, or keyword. Additional information is provided by searching for issues covered on the Hill, media beat, job function, office specialty, legal specialty, lobbying specialty, or alma mater. Search results can include direct-dial telephone numbers, addresses, career histories, education backgrounds, board affiliations, areas of responsibility, or contact-specific emails.
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Provides full text, PDF access to over 10 million documents created by major tobacco companies regarding their advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research activities. It includes documents from the late nineteenth century through the present, with the majority dated 1950 through 2002.
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Contains full text for nearly 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals.  The Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.
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Provides a range of public legal information, including opinions of the United States Supreme Court since 1992, together with over 600 earlier decisions selected for their historic importance, over a decade of opinions of the New York Court of Appeals, and the full United States Code. LII also includes libraries in two important areas, legal ethics and social security, and a series of “topical” pages that serve as concise explanatory guides and Internet resource listings for various areas of law.
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Legal Research
Repository of scholarly papers and abstracts in the social sciences, including law.  Working papers and submitted abstracts intended for early distribution of research results in social science disciplines.  Most of the full-text papers can be downloaded free. Check other locations, such as Hein Online and Journal Locator, for those with $ signs.
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Legal Research
Provides access to citations from major legal publications and many full text articles in PDF format. LegalTrac is updated daily with coverage starting from 1980. Indexed publications include major law reviews, legal newspapers, international legal publications (from English speaking countries), and more.
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Legal Research
Proquest Legislative Insight contains legislative histories and links to the related full-text Congressional documents of more than 18,000 federal laws enacted since 1929. The fully-searchable PDFs include full text of the public law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, and committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and miscellaneous publications that provide background information related to the making of the law.
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Legislative History
Includes full text federal, state, and international legal materials, as well as general, business, and medical news. Online access to current and back issues of major newspapers, journals, newsletters, and news sources from around the world.
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Free LexisNexis service for users to find case law and legal information on the Lexis Web.  Coverage in certain databases, such as the case law database, is limited to the most recent five years.
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Offers downloadable MP3 files of judicial opinions with full text of the opinion, a brief fact summary, and the rule of law. You can search by subject, casebook, or case name. First time users will need to sign up for a new account and register your richmond.edu email address.
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United States Courts
Digital versions of historical, military, legal and government documents.  LLMC provides full text access to a vast collection of law and law-related literature from the Law Library Microform Consortium, a non-profit library cooperative that has filmed more than 7,500 titles and over 900,000 volumes.
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Legal History
This webpage is maintained by the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C.  LLSDC provides links to legislative research sites and tutorials, along with other helpful guides and listings for legislative research.
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Legislative History
Contains a comprehensive digital collection of records and briefs before the nation's highest, and includes transcripts, applications for review, motions, petitions, supplements, and other official papers of popular well-known cases, including many landmark decisions.
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United States Courts
Digital collection of Anglo-American legal treatises from the 19th and 20th centuries, covering almost every aspect of American and British law.  Includes casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, and speeches, which allow researchers to trace the evolution of historical and contemporary legal study in the U.S. and Britain during periods of monumental change.
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Legal History
Digital collection of more than two million pages documenting trials from around the world, fully searchable, including unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs, and arguments; and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations.
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Legal History
United States Courts
Fully revised online encyclopedia is written by over 650 scholars and practitioners from around the world, which includes more than 700 new topics central to international law that are not covered in the previous print edition. In addition to extensive search functionality and click-through cross references to other encyclopedia entries, users have access to the Oxford Law Citator that links to related content available in other Oxford online legal services.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Provides analysis of pending legislation and the points of law addressed in significant state and federal court opinions. Provides full text access to court decisions and provides tools such as a classification outline and head notes to facilitate case law research.
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Assesses the impact of new rules and regulations, changes in enforcement and compliance, significant legislative activities, and major court decisions in all areas of medical research.
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Health Law
Analyzes legislative, regulatory, judicial, and health care industry developments. Covers a wide range of topics including accreditation, fraud, nursing homes, and reimbursement policies.
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Health Law
Insurance
Provides stock and financial data for over 6200 publicly traded US companies. Allows users to perform industry comparisons and peer-group analyses, evaluate a company's business based on its products and services, and identify its competitors, major customers, suppliers and partners. Covers all companies actively traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ exchanges.
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Business
Provides financial data for over 1 million companies worldwide with up to 4 years of key financial information on over 400,000 global private companies. Allows integrated searching and screening of information for both public and private companies. Permits searching by NAICS or SIC codes and the creation of customized reports. Provides specialized search engines for information on executives, industry reports, equity reports, and EDGAR filings.
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Examines the impact of corporate, securities, environment, tax, health care, employment, and intellectual property law developments on mergers and acquisitions. Covers the state, federal, and international level.
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Corporate and Securities
This daily examines Federal Election Commission filings, reports, advisory opinions, decisions, and enforcement actions to provide up-to-date coverage of campaign finance reform, new lobbying regulations, and government ethics.
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NACJD acquires, archives, processes, and provides access to computer-reader criminal justice data collections for research and instruction from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The NACJD website provides downloadable access to over 550 criminal justice data collections free of charge.

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Criminal Law and Procedure
Statistics/Statistical Sources
This archive contains transcripts from the Proceedings of every Annual Meeting, as well as the transcripts of the discussions of each Uniform and Model Act. Also included are the approved "successive drafts" of each Uniform and Model Act.
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This database is designed to help the public understand rules governing the day-to-day operations of teachers and schools. It provides data from 100 school districts and all 50 states. The site can be used to build a customized report from a selection of over 300 research questions and also provides access to the full text of collective bargaining agreements, school board policies, teacher evaluation handbooks, district calendars, and teacher salary schedules.
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Provides digital coverage of the National Law Journal from 1978 to present, reporting legal information of national importance to attorneys, including federal circuit court decisions, verdicts, practitioners' columns, coverage of legislative issues, and legal news for the business and private sectors.
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Newspapers
Provides full text access to the winning records and briefs from the annual National Moot Court Competitions, back to the very first competition held in 1950.
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Declassified documents, pictures, and recordings obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by the National Security Archive, an independent non-governmental research institute and library.
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NET includes full text publications recently released by the U.S. government on topics such as health, environment, education, consumer guides, business statistics, foreign affairs, government information, and social policy.
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Government Resources/Documents
Provides digital coverage of the New York Law Journal from 1970s to the present, reporting court information, decisional law, and notification on new statutes and regulations, coupled with useful and practical analysis, scholarly insight, and professional perspective.
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Newspapers
Offers full-text and full-image articles for newspapers dating from 1851-1898, searchable by keyword, author, article title, and first paragraph (abstract).   Also includes illustrations and advertisements. The title changed from the New York Daily Times to the New York Times in 1857.
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Newspapers
Provides access to New Zealand legal information and databases.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Covers over 50 national and regional newspapers, covering 1989 to present and updated weekly.  Contains only citations and abstracts, not full text.
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Newspapers
Updated daily, this full text collection provides access to articles from regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns, and other sources.
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Newspapers
Tracks the activities of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission to help employers anticipate health and safety
needs and apply new rules, regulations, and guidelines.
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This weekly report helps employers comply with workplace safety and health requirements. It tracks Occupational Safety and Health Administration related bills in Congress, proposed and final regulations, and Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission orders and notices.
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Provides access to WorldCat, a database containing the merged online catalogs of thousands of libraries worldwide. WorldCat allows you to search across millions of records representing titles in all formats. This is helpful if you are trying to verify the existence of a publication that cannot be found through the online catalog, or for preparing a bibliography of publications by a particular author.
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This volume takes seriously issues involving laws role in structuring decisions about governance, the significance of state and local law and legal institutions, and the place of American law in a comparative international perspective. Nearly 500 entries are included, written by over 300 expert contributors.
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Consists of over 1,200 entries on key cases and constitutional legal issues including abortion, freedom of religion, school desegregation, freedom of speech, voting rights, military tribunals, and the rights of the accused.
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Civil Rights
Constitutions and Constitutional Law
United States Courts
Defines over 3,400 UK law enforcement terms that relate to law, accountancy, insurance, shipping, commerce, trade, pathology, forensic medicine, criminology, and psychology. Entries include citations to relevant legislation. The dictionary also contains five appendices: abbreviations and acronyms; recordable offences; disclosure code; disclosure guidelines; and disclosure protocol.
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Contains over 4,200 entries that define the terminology, concepts, processes, and organization of the English legal system. The seventh edition reflects recent changes in the law and legal system and includes full citation references to important new cases.
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Offers rich vocabulary coverage, with full treatment of World English, rare, historical, and archaic terms, as well as scientific and technical vocabulary. This revised edition includes hundreds of new and up-to-date words, with a special focus on words and phrases used in business English (e.g. helicopter view, knowledge economy, and vulture fund). There are notes on grammar, punctuation, and usage.
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Individually analyzes more than 450 of the most important cases in the court's history, and in the process provides an overview of the evolution of constitutional law in the U.S. and insight into the nation's underlying social, cultural, and political dynamics.
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Constitutions and Constitutional Law
United States Courts
Full text access to Oxford University Press journal titles covering law, the humanities, math, social science, medicine, and science. Oxford Reference Online http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/GLOBAL.html
This collection of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference works published by Oxford University Press lets you search across multiple titles with one search. Titles cover a variety of languages and subjects and include the Oxford Companion to American Law, Oxford Dictionary of Law, and Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States.
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This database contains full-text online editions of market-leading reference works and treaties published by Oxford University Press, such as Oppenheim and the Oxford Commentaries on International Law. All titles are fully searchable and browsable by subject matter, title and author, and are linked, via the Oxford Law Citator, to relevant case reports and articles within all of Oxford University Press’s online law products. 
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This multimedia archive provides access to audio recordings of the proceedings of the U.S. Supreme Court since October 1955. The project also provides a brief summary of each case decided by the court, authoritative information on each justice, and a virtual tour of portions of the Supreme Court building.
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United States Courts
Provides legal information and databases for the twenty Pacific Islands Countries.
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Major index of research on political & public policies of national and international scope, focusing on political, social, and public policy research published in scholarly articles, government documents, conference proceedings, and books. Contains references to monographs, periodical articles, notes and announcements, and analytics from 1915 to the present.  The original historical subject headings have been retained in the file. Contains abstracts only from 1972-current.

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Provides access to full page images of patents issued since 1790.
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Intellectual Property Law
Covers U.S. and international intellectual property law developments. It reports on cases before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Claims. It also covers regulations promulgated by federal agencies such as the International Trade Commission, Copyright Office, and Patent & Trademark Office.
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Intellectual Property Law
This weekly examines intellectual property legislation, regulations, litigation, industry news, and international developments. It covers U.S. federal laws and regulations; policy statements from trade and professional organizations; and decisions from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and U.S. Court of Claims.
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Intellectual Property Law
Summarizes state and federal legal developments impacting pensions, benefits, and ERISA compliance. Reprints major Internal Revenue Service, Labor Department, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation rules, announcements, notices, and letters, plus major court and agency decisions.
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Labor and Employment
Monitors the laws, regulations, cases, and issues that influence pension and benefits policy, design, and administration. Prints the full text of major documents from the Internal Revenue Service, Labor Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and the courts.
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Labor and Employment
Officially titled United States - Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense. These "Pentagon Papers" are a United States Department of Defense history of the United States' political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967.
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Law of War/Military Law
This weekly monitors state and federal activities that impact the pharmaceutical industry including developments in intellectual property law, drug pricing and reimbursement, Food and Drug Administration oversight, and Federal Trade Commission antitrust enforcement.
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Health Law
Contains problems, winning memorials, official rules, competition results, and judges' briefs, when available. The collection dates back to 1960.
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Provides access to Philippine legal information and databases.
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Provides full text access to a digitized collection of pre-1923 piracy trials held by the Law Library of Congress. This historical collection is critical for understanding how the various nations of the world handled piracy issues before the year 1900.
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Law of War/Military Law
Full-text, electronic versions of course handbooks, forms, textbooks and treatises published by the Practising Law Institute (PLI) and covering many areas of law including intellectual property, international law, immigration, environmental, business and corporate law.
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In PolicyFile, researchers have access to over 336 think tanks, research organizations, advocacy groups including the Hoover Institution, International Monetary Fund, Organization for Economic Cooperatin and Development, RAND Corporation, and the World Bank. 
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Provides information on the political processes, institutions, constitution, branches of government, and elections in every country in the Americas. It contains chronological listings of leaders, details about the current cabinet members of each country, and a comparison of the constitutional articles authorizing various governmental offices and bodies.
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Constitutions and Constitutional Law
Elections/Polling
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A database of public opinion polls containing the full text of 500,000 questions and responses from more than 14,000 surveys conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world. Searches can be conducted in one of six fields -- topic, question text, universe, date, polling organization, and response.
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Elections/Polling
Practical Law, now available in Westlaw Next, offers a number of practical tools organized by topic, including useful overviews; model documents, clauses, and drafting tips; checklists, timelines, and flowcharts; and updates on recent legal developments. The amount of information available varies by topic. Please use your Westlaw username and password to sign in and access Practical Law.
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This weekly newsletter tracks legislative developments in the area of privacy and data protection and monitors the regulatory and enforcement activities of agencies such as federal banking regulators, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, state insurance commissioners, and the Federal Trade Commission. It also summarizes European Union privacy protections.
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A daily update on state, federal, and international developments impacting privacy law. It monitors the regulatory and enforcement activities of federal agencies including the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, and Securities and Exchange Commission. It also summarizes legislation and cases relating to public and private access to personal information such as medical files, job records, and credit card transactions.
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Constitutions and Constitutional Law
This weekly publication analyzes legislative proposals, regulatory changes, agency actions, and court decisions relating to product safety and liability. It also offers practical litigation strategies and provides news about product recalls.
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A full text collection of peer-reviewed journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. All articles are available in html and as PDF images.
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This resource is based on indexes created by the Congressional Information Service and is particularly useful for compiling legislative histories and tracking bills. It includes information on bills, laws, committee prints, House and Senate documents and reports, the Congressional Record, and more. Users can search by subject, keyword, document number, and public law number. This resource also allows full text access to Congressional Research Service reports published since 2004 and full text Congressional hearings from 1824-2003.
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Legislative History
Remotely hosts selected local and national microfilmed newspapers for simultaneous online viewing and retrieval. Users can view National Law Journal and New York Law Journal in their original full-image.
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Newspapers
Offers full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers dating back to the 18th century.  Archives of six national papers of record and five historically Black papers. Each title includes the complete paper-cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format.
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Newspapers
Proquest Legislative Insight contains legislative histories and links to the related full-text Congressional documents of more than 18,000 federal laws enacted since 1929. The fully-searchable PDFs include full text of the public law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, and committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and miscellaneous publications that provide background information related to the making of the law.
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Legislative History
An index of over 300 periodicals published in 29 African countries since 1991.
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Indexes articles covering all fields of Jewish studies that have been published in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages since 1966.
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Real Estate Law and Industry Report is a legal news service with updates on the wide-ranging issues that affect commercial real estate attorneys and professionals - including finance, equity and leasing, taxes, litigation, legislation, regulation, and more. It covers all commercial real estate areas - office, industrial, retail, hospitality, and multi-family.
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Property
Portal for federal rulemaking where users can search for a regulation (proposed rule or final rule) and Federal Register notices, submit a comment on a regulation or on another comment, submit an application, petition or adjudication document, and sign up for e-mail alerts about a specific regulation.
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Administrative Law
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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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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Daily publication for news, sports, business, opinion, lifestyles, and entertainment content in Richmond and Central Virginia. Holdings for full text articles range from 1985 to present.
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Virginia Materials
This project reports on the legal norms relating to human rights, crimes, refugees, and other topics relevant to armed conflicts that apply in each state and disputed territory as well as the extent to which they are respected by the relevant actors. For each state/territory, the project endeavors to provide in English: an overview of the legal system; access to the text of the constitution, statutes, judicial decisions, and treaties the country adheres to; reports generated by international and regional organizations such as the UN, Council of Europe, Inter-American Council on Human Rights, and the African Union.
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Law of War/Military Law
Provides guidance on the proper preparation of proxy materials, financial statements, and other annual meeting materials filed with the SEC. It also covers developments in the regulation of securities, futures trading, and accounting by monitoring the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, federal and state courts, and Congress.
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Analyzes federal and state developments in the regulation of securities and futures trading and accounting, with objective coverage of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, industry, courts, and Congress.
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Includes the session laws of all 50 U.S. states, as well as the Canadian and Australian Acts of Parliament. Also contains the U.S. Statutes at Large back to 1789.
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Covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences. The format comes in full-text and abstracts from 1995–present and in citation format from 1907–present.
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Devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences, including the law. Most of the full-text papers can be downloaded free. Check other locations, such as Hein Online and Journal Locator, for those with $ signs.
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This database collects and publishes legal materials from Southern and Eastern Africa for free online access. The current collection includes superior court judgments from Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa and Uganda. Retrospective collection for all superior courts in these countries is ongoing. The database includes cases in preparation for publishing from Mauritius, Swaziland and Tanzania.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Attorney General Reports & Opinions constitute, for each state, an integral element in its framework of governing law, and have the characteristics of both primary and secondary authority. This collection includes access to the State Attorney General Reports & Opinions for all fifty states as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Also includes access to the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice and the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States. 
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Offers weekly summaries of proposed, interim, and final regulations, notices, and hearings in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Each summary includes citations to the state administrative code, date of register publication, hearing schedules, effective dates, comment deadlines, and names and telephone numbers of state government contacts.
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Environmental Law
Covers major environmental legislation, regulations, and litigation in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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Environmental Law
Each issue summarizes two weeks’ worth of developments in health care regulation in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each summary includes citations to the state administrative code, administrative register, hearing schedules, effective dates, comment deadlines, and names and telephone numbers of state government contacts.
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Health Law
The Statesman's Yearbook includes information on all 194 countries in the world plus states and dependencies, covering key historical events, population, politics, economics, trade and infrastructure.
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Coverage: 1878-2012

This annual publication of the U.S. government provides statistics on the cultural, social, political, and economic aspects of the country. The site provides a search engine for the current edition but prior editions, which are available in PDF format back to 1878, must be browsed. A subject index is available at the back of each edition.

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Statistics/Statistical Sources

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Comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

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Statistics/Statistical Sources
Allows searching of indexes and abstracts of statistical information compiled and published by the U.S. government from 1973, state and private sources from 1980, and international organizations from 1983. Full text content is available for some materials, including PDF images of all statistical documents indexed by the American Statistics Index since 2003.
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Statistics/Statistical Sources
An annotated bibliography of articles, books, government publications, looseleaf services, court opinions, and websites that compare state laws on hundreds of subjects.
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Legal Research
The database contains 247 pieces of information for each U.S. Supreme Court case dating back to 1953 including citation, docket number, how the Court took jurisdiction, the origin and source of the case, the reason the Court agreed to decide it, the date of decision, the term, the issues examined, the disposition of the case, the winning party, how individual justices voted, and who wrote opinions. The site provides a sophisticated set of parameters to enable researchers to retrieve data on a subset of cases that meet specific criteria.
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United States Courts
Covers every U.S. Supreme Court term since 1989 by providing year-end overviews of the court's activities, case summaries of every opinion issued, essays on significant cases and trends, voting pattern tables, and explanations on how the Supreme Court works.
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United States Courts
This library offers a comprehensive array of analysis, news, primary sources, and practice tools covering federal, international, and state tax issues and financial accounting.
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Tax and Accounting
This HeinOnline Library provides access to over 900 volumes and one million pages of tax and economic reform legislative history documents. It includes the 146 volume Carlton Fox collection covering internal revenue laws from 1909-1950. You can search or browse the materials in numerous ways including by the title of the act, the bill number, and the public law number.
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Legislative History
Tax and Accounting
Archives the full text of hundreds of official reports, statements, transcripts, memoranda, rulings, and other materials from the Internal Revenue Service and other public and private sector sources. Dates of coverage vary with the type of document.
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Tax and Accounting
Surveys the current judicial, legislative, and regulatory environment so that business entities can assess the impact of legal developments on their operations and lobby effectively.
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Information and Technology
The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments were a landmark effort to reduce air pollution through a variety of instruments including the use of a market-based system of trade-able pollution "permits" under its Title IV and Title V. This Archives Unbound collection consists of essential documents on the promulgation and implementation of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 and other environmental issues including endangered species and protection of American wetlands.
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Environmental Law
The Leadership Library provides online search capabilities for government, business, legal, media, and nonprofit professionals by name, organization, or keyword. Additional information is provided by searching for issues covered on the Hill, media beat, job function, office specialty, legal specialty, lobbying specialty, or alma mater. Search results can include direct-dial telephone numbers, addresses, career histories, education backgrounds, board affiliations, areas of responsibility, or contact-specific emails.
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Provides 1,700 alphabetically arranged entries covering all major areas of the law including criminal law, tax, social security law, human rights, family and employment law, education law, sports law, and international law; the role and workings of legal institutions such as parliaments, courts, law schools, and international bodies; leading cases, famous trials and distinguished lawyers; major events in legal history; and major debates in legal theory.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Statesman's Yearbook includes Igo and country profiles covering economics, government and elections. Additionally, this online source provides overviews of country information, chronologies of various world events and information on intergovernmental organizations. Archives of previous years are in pdf format. Coverage ranges from 1864-current.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Current and historical legislative information for Congress, including bills, laws, treaties, the Congressional Record, roll call votes, and committee reports.
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Government Resources/Documents
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Legal History
Search company-to-product or product-to-company, includes company catalogs. Useful for choosing and evaluating supplier opportunities.
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Business
A digitized collection of The Times (London) covering 1785-1985. Keyword searching and term highlighting within results allow users to retrieve full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, including all articles, advertisements, and illustrations/photos, which are divided into categories to facilitate searching.
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Newspapers
Covers personal injury, property damage, and insurance litigation involving exposure to toxic and hazardous substances, including civil and criminal suits brought by private parties or governments regarding cleanup costs or harm to natural resources. Tracks major lawsuits from pretrial preparation to final disposition; provides information on proposed legislation, new regulations, statements and activities of professional organizations; offers litigation strategies and legal theories.
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Environmental Law
Examines federal transportation policy, regulation, litigation, and spending. Topics covered include airline mergers, federal highway spending, mass transit, transportation taxes, and trucking.
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Provides full text access to published and unpublished treaties drawn from: the Statutes at Large; United States Treaties and Other International Agreements (UST); Treaties and International Act Series (TIAS); KAV Agreements; Indian Affairs, Laws, and Treaties; International Legal Materials; and more. This collection also contains related books and texts including the American Diplomatic Code and the Department of State Bulletin.
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This library includes all U.S. treaties, whether currently in-force, expired, or not-yet officially published. This is the world's largest and most complete online collection of U.S. treaties and agreements and includes such prominent collections as the United States Treaties and Other International Agreements set (commonly referred to as the "Blue set"), as well as famous sets from Bevans, Miller, Malloy and others. 
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Provides access to the official revised edition of the primary legislation of the United Kingdom through an alphabetical title listing, a chronological listing, or a keyword search. Researchers can view amended legislation as it has changed over time, how legislation will be affected by amendments not yet in force, and how legislation has been amended for different jurisdictions.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Contains the official opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States as well as the opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice. Also included are the annual reports of the Attorney General.
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Antitrust Law and Trade Regulation
Government Resources/Documents
Contents include the American State Papers, Journals of the Continental Congress, and the Congressional Record and its predecessor titles.
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Government Resources/Documents
Legal History
Official directory of the U.S. federal courts and their web sites. Users can find information on court records, federal rulemaking, appointment of counsel, jury service, statistics, and U.S. courts related information.
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Statistics/Statistical Sources
United States Courts
Provides PDF access to full text decisions from selected federal agencies including the Decisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board (1935-current), Federal Communications Commission Record (1986-current), Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin (1919-current), Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issuances (1975-2008), and Securities and Exchange Commission Decisions and Reports (1934 -2003). It also contains popular agency publications including the U.S. Sentencing Commission Guidelines, Principles of Federal Appropriations Law, Intelligence Community Legal Reference Book, Freedom of Information Act Guide, and Manual for Courts-Martial.
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Government Resources/Documents
The "Sources of Compiled Legislative History Database" is a legislative history finding aid based on Nancy Johnson's looseleaf title Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories. The "U.S. Federal Legislative History Title Collection" contains full text legislative histories on historically significant federal legislation.
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Government Resources/Documents
Legislative History
Summarizes federal and state court and administrative cases that establish new precedent, address new statutes, contribute to emerging legal doctrines, tackle controversies, or further splits in the Circuits. It also tracks every Supreme Court petition and case on the docket, from filing to final disposition. The Supreme Court Today component is a searchable database providing summaries of certiorari petitions filed since the 1995 October Term. The database also contains the full text of Supreme Court opinions, oral argument schedules, selected oral argument summaries, and annual reviews of the Court's decisions.
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Includes the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Public Papers of the Presidents, CFR Title 3 (Presidents), Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, and a variety of other titles related to U.S. Presidents.
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Government Resources/Documents
Provides complete coverage of the Statutes at Large back to 1789.
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Government Resources/Documents
Contains complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports bound volumes as well as preliminary prints, slip opinions, and books and periodicals related to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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United States Courts
Contains a comprehensive digital collection of records and briefs before the nation's highest, and includes transcripts, applications for review, motions, petitions, supplements, and other official papers of popular well-known cases, including many landmark decisions.
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Provides access to Uganda legal information and databases.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
UNData is a gateway to statistical information from databases maintained by the UN and its member states. It consists of 60 million data points covering a wide range of themes including agriculture, crime, education, employment, energy, environment, health, human development, industry, information technology, population, and trade. This product replaces the United Nations Common Database (UNCDB).
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
UNBISNET is an online catalog of books, documents, articles, and other publications indexed by the UN Dag Hammarskjold Library and the Library of the UN Office at Geneva. Coverage extends back to 1979 but older documents are being added on an ongoing basis. Many of the items indexed are available in full text in the six official languages of the UN including resolutions adopted by the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, and the Security Council back to 1946. UNBISNET provides a separate database for searching the voting records of the General Assembly back to 1955 and the Security Council back to 1946, as well as an index to speeches made in the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, and Trusteeship Council back to the early 1980s.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Provides access to the official records of a series of diplomatic conferences convoked by the United Nations in order to negotiate and adopt several treaties based on drafts worked out by the International Law Commission and considered by the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly. Among the conference topics included are the Law of the Sea, the Succession of States, and the International Criminal Court.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards; covers all other types of official UN documentation back to 1993. The database does NOT include press releases, the UN Treaty Series, or sales publications. For an index to UN documents covering a broader time period, consult the electronic resource AccessUN.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Provides electronic access to the full text of many Statistics Division publications and reports. Also connects users to UN statistical databases in the areas of economics, demographics, the Millennium Development Goals, and more.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Statistics/Statistical Sources
Among the materials included in this collection are: Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General, which provides information on the status of over 500 major multilateral instruments; United Nations Treaty Series, containing treaties and agreements registered or filed between December 14, 1946-January, 2005; League of Nations Treaty Series, containing the treaties published by the League of Nations between July 5, 1920-October 3, 1944.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
The United States government official web portal contains free U.S. government information and services. Information includes, A-Z list of agencies, vital documents, and contact information for state and federal elected officials.
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Government Resources/Documents
Locate General Assembly bills back to 1994, searchable by bill number, keyword, patron, etc.
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Virginia Materials
Links to court websites, case information, forms, statistics, and directories.
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Virginia Materials
Includes full text and status of bills and resolutions.  Searchable databases include Bills and Resolutions, Bill Summaries, Constitution of Virginia, Code of Virginia, Virginia Administrative Code, Rules of the Supreme Court, and Reports to the General Assembly.
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Virginia Materials
Official web site of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Users can find state government directories, links to various branches of the state government, law, open forums, and forms.
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Virginia Materials
Contains lists of reported cases by Virginia's highest appellate court, presently known as the Supreme Court of Virginia. A few early cases from the General Court, various Special Courts of Appeals, and the post-Civil War Military Court of Appeals are also included. The cases are arranged as printed in the series commonly known as Virginia Reports. The materials listed in this database are housed at the University of Richmond Law Library; however, you can digitally access some of the materials via HeinOnline.
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Virginia Materials
Offers hundreds of tables and charts on American politics dating back to 1788 including party competition at the national, regional, and state levels; public approval ratings of the president, Congress, and the two major political parties; the federal budget and the national debt; domestic and foreign policy; campaign finance and more.
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Statistics/Statistical Sources
Provides descriptions and contact information for more than 10,000 federal government offices, regulatory agencies, congressional committees, judicial offices, public interest groups, nongovernmental organizations, and international organizations. The agency organizational charts are useful for determining departmental reporting structures.
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Comprehensive web-based legal research system, providing access to primary and secondary legal materials.  Must have a law school password to access this research system.
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Legal Research
Reports on judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments on fraud, money laundering, financial crimes, procedural issues, and other topics relevant to white collar crime. It offers practical tips for prosecutors and defense attorneys working in this area and guidance for corporations seeking to conduct internal investigations and avoid wrongdoing in complex financial dealings.
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Criminal Law and Procedure
Allows users to search for articles in a variety of online databases. Citations, abstracts, and full text articles are available from the different databases.
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Allows users to search for articles in a variety of online databases. Citations, abstracts, and full text articles are available from the different databases.
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Provides weekly coverage of important federal and state court rulings examining employment and labor laws, plus information on pertinent regulatory actions and administrative rulings. Includes online access to all issues of the Workplace Law Report published since September 2003 and all issues of Wage Hour & Leave Report published since 2002.
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Labor and Employment
A collection of data sets, research publications, and news releases from the World Bank Group. Includes statistical overviews for specific countries, global economic and financial data, full text access to annual reports and working papers, access to World Bank journal issues more than 18 months old, and more.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
A collection of over 5,000 World Bank publications and policy working papers in a full text, PDF format. Users can search for titles or browse them by subject or region. New titles are added as they are published.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Provides full text access to current and historical constitutions for more than 190 countries. It provides the original text in the original language, amending laws, consolidated texts, and English language translations. The collection also includes the World Fact Book back to 1981, the Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia, the Country Studies Series from the U.S. Library of Congress, the British and Foreign State Papers from 1812-1968, the Annual Human Rights Reports submitted to Congress by the U.S. State Department back to 1976, more than 800 books on constitutional law, and links to scholarly articles and web resources on constitutional law and political development.
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Constitutions and Constitutional Law
International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Offers commentary and news on legal developments in the areas of direct marketing, identity theft, encryption, data interchange standards, cross-border data transfers, network security, outsourcing, data protection audits, and other topics relating to data security.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Covers IP-related judicial, legislative, and regulatory trends from around the world, including developments in protection and enforcement. It also monitors the activities of the World Intellectual Property Association, World Trade Organization, and other international bodies.
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Intellectual Property Law
International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Provides an engine for searching across full text legal information resources hosted by a variety of Legal Information Institutes and organizations such as the Australasian Legal Information Institute; British and Irish Legal Information Institute; Canadian Legal Information Institute; Cornell's Legal Information Institute; Droit Francophone; Global Legal Information Network; Hong Kong Legal Information Institute; Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute; South African Legal Information Institute and more. The emphasis is on providing access to the court decisions and legislation of specific countries but some treaties and other international legal materials are also included.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
WNC provides access to translated and English language news sources originating outside the U.S. Information is obtained from the full text and summaries of newspaper articles, conference proceedings, television and radio broadcasts, periodicals, and non-classified technical reports.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
This monthly newsletter monitors developments in the regulation of securities transactions world-wide with an emphasis on cross-border transactions. It examines laws and regulations in individual countries as well as bilateral agreements and the actions of international bodies including the International Organization of Securities Commissions and the European Union Committee of European Securities Regulators.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Comprehensive catalog of libraries from around the world. Catalog entries include information on books, films and slides, manuscripts, musical scores, digital media, and other formats. Useful for users who are searching for materials owned by other libraries.
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Indexes and abstracts journals in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. Coverage generally extends back to 1975, but may extend back to the 1920s for selected titles.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Analyzes changes in the World Trade Organization's trade rules, tracks the progress of major cases pending before the WTO, and explains how WTO actions impact specific countries. Provides details about multilateral trade negotiations, negotiating positions of parties, policy decisions, dispute settlement activities, accession of new members, and reactions of countries to major developments. Published daily and available online since March 2000.
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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
Online encyclopedia for legal researchers, including research guides and pathfinders for various legal topics and issues, definitions of legal terms, and links to additional website.
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Index to Legal Periodicals & Books

Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981

JSTOR

LegalTrac 

Lexis Advance     

Westlaw (includes link to Westlaw Next)


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