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ProQuest Congressional

Indexing and abstracts of U.S. congressional publications generated from all steps of the federal legislative process from 1789 to present (bills, hearings, reports, public laws). Full-text available for bills (from 1989), public laws (from 1988), reports (from 1990), hearings (from 1988), and compiled legislative histories (from 1970), the current U.S. Code, federal regulations (CFR), and background information on members of Congress. Also, full-text historical congressional documents from the U.S. Serial Set (presently from 1817-1854).   More Info

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Index to Legal Periodicals and Books

Indexes over 760 legal journals beginning in 1981 and over 2,000 books beginning in 1994.   More Info

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Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective

This retrospective database indexes over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Annual surveys of the laws of a jurisdiction, annual surveys of the federal courts, yearbooks, annual institutes, and annual reviews of the work in a given field or on a given topic will also be covered.   More Info

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LegalTrac

Citations with some abstracts or fulltext articles to all major academic law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. Includes articles on all areas of law, as well as on Federal and State cases, laws, and regulations, legal practice, and taxation. Also includes articles on the British Commonwealth, European Union and International Law.   More Info

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HeinOnline

Full-text articles appearing in over 700 legal journals and periodicals; and full-text Federal Register, U.S. Supreme Court cases, U.S. treaties and International Legal Materials.   More Info

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Databases & Other Web Resources

AILALink

Provides online access to laws, regulations, cases, forms, treatises, and practitioner handbooks in immigration law.   More Info

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Avalon Project at Yale Law School Library

Digitized documents in law, history and diplomacy.

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Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)

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BNA is a leading publisher of information and analysis products for professionals in law, tax, business, and government. The company's print and electronic products address the full range of legal, legislative, regulatory, and economic developments affecting business.   More Info

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Cambridge Histories Online

Covers such topics as: the history of the book, Latin America, ancient history, India, modern history, Europe, modern Britain, Africa, American literature, China, Iran, Islam, Japan, Judaism, law in America, the United States, the Bible, native peoples of the Americas, medieval history, Egypt, 18th century philosophy, food, and Greek and Roman warfare.   More Info

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CCH/Wolters Kluwer Intelliconnect

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Collection of legal materials including both primary legal materials and legal analysis.   More Info

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CourtroomView Network (CVN)

Provides downloadable MP3 files of court opinions, offering students and faculty an alternative way to learn case law. As a founding sponsor, UB students and faculty have unlimited access to the AudioCaseFiles database.   More Info

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CQ Press Library

Covers public policy issues and U.S. Congress news and analysis; in-depth original reporting on major, controversial issues with complete summaries and bibliographies.   More Info

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Eighteenth Century Collection Online

The ECCO is an historical archive that traces the development of law in the British Empire. Reflecting this transformation were the many works published that summarized the laws, explained the court system, dramatized past and pending cases, guided attorneys, and theorized and commented on the application of legal standards. Among the thousands of publications included, researchers will find digital documents from the United Kingdom and from the Americas.   More Info

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KeyCite (via Campus Research)

Citations for court decisions.   More Info

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LLMC-Digital

Primary source documents from the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches of the United States government, many dating from the late 1700's and early 1800's. Contains some digitized documents not available in other databases. Documents are added monthly.   More Info

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LoislawConnect

LoisLaw includes both primary legal sources (laws, regulations, cases, and court rules) and an E-treatise collection. It also includes the GlobalCite citator and the LawWatch customized alert service.   More Info

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National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)

The NCLC Companion Websites contain the appendices of the corresponding book plus additional material. Search by keyword or browse the table of contents.   More Info

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NCJRS Abstracts Database

Indexes articles and books dealing with all aspects of criminal justice and law enforcement including: courts, police, juvenile justice, and crime prevention. Cited documents include United States and international research reports, journal articles, books and audio-visual materials.   More Info

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New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online is a dynamic online reference tool tailored for researchers in economics and other related disciplines.   More Info

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Oxford Constitutions of the World

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Contains the full text of the constitutions of 192 countries and 144 territories and dependencies translated into English. Also includes the full-text of the constitutions of the 50 states and the United States Constitution.   More Info

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RIA Checkpoint

A comprehensive collection of tax-related materials including Federal and state legislative statutes and codes, IRS rulings, regulations and procedures, Tax Court reported decisions, and selected journals. Also includes an international tax library, a state and local library and a pension and benefits library. An Archives file includes versions of the U.S. tax code from 1990 to date.   More Info

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U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection

The Congressional Serial Set is a compilation of reports and documents published by Congress since 1817. Reports are statements that describe bills section by section, or sometimes present results of Congressional investigations. Congressional documents include . . .   More Info

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E-journals Collections

bepress

Includes law journals published by Berkeley Electronic Press: Global Jurist Frontiers, Global Jurist Advances, Global Jurist Topics, Theoretical Inquiries in Law, and Issues in Legal Scholarship. Also includes working papers of faculty members from numerous law schools.   More Info

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HeinOnline

Full-text articles appearing in over 700 legal journals and periodicals; and full-text Federal Register, U.S. Supreme Court cases, U.S. treaties and International Legal Materials.   More Info

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Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full text of many encyclopedias including:
LAW: West's Encyclopedia of American Law, Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law.
HISTORY: Major Acts of Congress, Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCES: Encyclopedia of Bioethics, Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family.   More Info

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Martindale-Hubble.com

Searchable directory of law firms and attorneys worldwide. Searchable/subject accessible database of articles written by attorneys. Additional components of the website address legal careers and other professional resources. Registration necessary to access full text of articles.

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Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

Covers legal history from ancient to modern times. Close to 1,000 articles present historical and contemporary comparisons of the world's legal systems, including the areas of private law, public law, and constitutional/higher law.   More Info

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