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Resources for Law

Key Library Databases


  • LexisNexis Academic
    Provides full-text access to a variety of publications, including newspapers, magazines, legal journals, business journals, as well as state and federal primary legal materials such as statutes, regulations, and case law.
  • Hein
    Archival database of full page images from legal journals (from the first issue published to a few years before present); the U.S. Federal Register from 1936 to 1980; U.S. Reports from 1754 to the present; and U.S. Treaties from 1776-1984.
  • CCH Tax Research Network
    Comprehensive database of federal and state tax materials, including the CCH Standard Federal Tax Reporter; the Federal Tax Service; tax citator; state tax reporters; and various tax journals.
  • CIAO - Columbia International Affairs
    Includes research reports, conference proceedings, and working papers on international affairs. Coverage includes human rights issues and the United Nations.
  • CQ Congress Collection
    Provides an analytical survey of the history and development; powers; personalities; current developments; and legislation considered and passed by the United States Congress. You can search for public policy legislation, biographical and political information about members of the Congress, vote outcome for a specific bill, and for encyclopedic information, statistical data, legislative analysis, and Supreme Court case summaries relating to the structure and powers of Congress.
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
    Criminal Justice Abstracts indexes journal articles, and books in criminology and related disciplines, It also abstracts reports from government and non-governmental agencies. For each document, an informative summary of the findings, methodology, and conclusions is provided. Coverage is from 1966 to present.
  • InfoTrac
    This multi-disciplinary database provides access to citations, abstracts and some full-text coverage of articles from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals from many disciplines including politics, social science, law, and general interest topics. Coverage is from 1980 to present.
  • NCJRS - National Criminal Justice Abstracts
    Covers all aspects of law enforcement and criminal justice. Coverage is from 1972-present
  • PAIS International
    PAIS International, from Public Affairs Information Service covers public and social policy literature of business, economics, finance, law, international relations, public administration, government, political science, and other social sciences -- with emphasis on issues that are or might become the subjects of legislation. Dating from 1972 to the present, PAIS International contains abstracts of journal articles, books, statistical yearbooks, directories, conference proceedings, research reports and government documents from all over the world. The materials indexed are published in 60 countries in six languages.
  • WorldCat
    Use this Catalog to search for books, serials, manuscript collections, audiovisual materials, computer files, and other media held by libraries around the world. Coverage includes information back to the 11th century, from the holdings of tens of thousands of libraries throughout the world.
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