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ABA Full-text Online Law Review/Law Journal Search Engine
Free resource from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. Searches the full-text of over 300 online law reviews and law journals, as well as document repositories hosting academic papers and related publications such as Congressional Research Service reports.
ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct   A
Academic Law Libraries
Collection of U.S. academic law library websites, including library catalogs. From the American Association of Law Libraries.
Academic University Libraries
Collection of U.S. academic library websites, including library catalogs. From Libweb at U.C. Berkeley.
Access UN (Readex Access UN)   W
Indexes United Nations documents and publications, includes full text of Resolutions from the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, and selected Provisional Verbatim and Summary Record documents.
Accounting Policy & Practice Series   A
Accounting Policy and Practice Report   A
Administrative Decisions & Other Actions - By Agency
Executive Branch department and administrative agency decisions and other materials outside the scope of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Federal Register. Also organized by subject. From the University of Virginia.
Afghanistan Documentation Project
The Afghanistan Documentation Project (ADP) is the product of a partnership between the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) and the Pence Law Library, both of the American University Washington College of Law (WCL), and the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). It was established to collect and create a fully searchable and publicly accessible database of documents regarding human rights and humanitarian law violations committed in Afghanistan since 1978.
African-American and Other Historic Newspapers   A
18th and 19th Century newspapers.
AILALink   W
Database from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Access to AILA publications; Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook; federal immigration statutes, regulations and case law; the Foreign Affairs Manual and other government resources. Customizable pdf forms also available.
Alternative Investment Law Report (Archives)   A
American Bench   W
Directory of courts and judges.
American History in Video   W
Collection of videos from A&E Television Networks. Features documentaries and series from The History Channel, A&E Network, and Biography.
American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism   W
American Lawyer, The   W
AmericanLawyer.com is the leading daily news source covering legal business, law firms, and lawyers across the U.S. and around the world. AmericanLawyer.com takes the award-winning magazine, The American Lawyer, and brings it to life online with up-to-the-minute news and analysis as well as resources and tools that are critical for lawyers and administrators from the largest law firms.
American Presidency Project
An online archive that contains an extensive collection of documents related to the study of the Presidency. This site has consolidated, coded, and organized into a single searchable database: The Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Washington - Taft (1789-1913), The Public Papers of the Presidents: Hoover to G.W. Bush (1929-2006) & Obama (2009), The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents: Carter - G.W. Bush (1977-2009), and The Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents: Obama (2009-2012). The archives also contain thousands of other documents, such as party platforms, candidates' remarks, Statements of Administration Policy, documents released by the Office of the Press Secretary, and election debates.
Americans with Disabilities Act Manual   W
Amnesty International's Country Dossiers and Publications, 1962-2012.
This site serves as a finding aid for Amnesty International microfiche.
Annual Report: Hague conference on Private and International Law
Anti-Torture Initiative
From American University's Washington College of Law, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Includes primary documents and news sources.
Antitrust & Trade Regulation Resource Center (Bloomberg BNA)   A
Includes the Antitrust & Trade Regulation Daily and the Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report.
Archive of European Integration (AEI)
An electronic repository and archive for research materials on the topic of European integration and unification. The AEI collects two types of materials: certain types of independently-produced research materials and official European Community/European Union documents
Archives Unbound   W
Digital collections of historical documents, including The American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism; Afghanistan and the U.S., 1945-1963; and Foreign Relations Between Latin American and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944.
Art law & Cultural Property   W
Artemis Primary Sources
AU Bender Library
The website of the American University Bender Library, AU's main university library. Includes the AU/WRLC consortium catalog and research system.
Audiovisual Library of International Law (UN Office of Legal Affairs)
Multimedia international law training and research materiels, from the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs. Includes (1) the Historic Archives, (2) the Lecture Series, lectures on international law subjects by leading scholars, and (3) the Research Library, with links to research guides, scholarly writings and documents.
Avalon Project at Yale University
The Avalon Project mounts digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. They have also linked to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text. They have a tremendous number of important documents on their site, including those concerning the International Military Tribunal for Germany at Nuremberg.
Banking Daily   A
Banking Report   A
Bankruptcy Law Reporter   A
Bankruptcy Law Resource Center   A
Includes access to the Bloomberg BNA Bankruptcy Law Reporter
Benefits Practice Resource Center   A
Berkeley Electronic Press   W
The Berkeley Electronic Press (BEPress) was founded as an electronic alternative to traditional paper academic journals. They publish journals and working papers in law, political science, current affairs, economics, business, marketing, science, technology, and medicine. This site also has a number of author tools, including LawKit and ExpressO, which help in the journal submission process.
News blog that covers law, government, non-government organizations and technology. Good resource for recent Executive Branch, Congressional Research Service (CRS), and General Accountability Office (GAO) reports, as well as other recently-released official and semi-official documents.
Bill Information Services
From the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Access to current state and federal legislation (bill status and other bill information), state statutes, constitutions, legislative audits and research reports. Also specialized legislative and statutory compilations on issues important to state legislatures.
Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, 1789-present
The directory includes the biographies of judges who have served since 1789 on the U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the Supreme Court of the United States, the former U.S. Circuit Courts, and the federal judiciary's courts of special jurisdiction.
BioTech Watch   A
Bloomberg BNA Directory of State and Federal Courts, Judges, and Clerks   W
Current contact information on the nation's judges and clerks, along with the extensive details on the structure of federal, state, and territorial courts.
Bloomberg BNA Library   A
This Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) portal gives web access to most of their publications.
Bloomberg BNA Tax and Accounting Center   A
Portal for BNA tax resources, such as BNA Tax Portfolios, statutes, administrative and court decisions, the Daily Tax Report and other current tax news, and other tax resources.
Bloomberg Law
Integrated legal research database, premium content, news, and proprietary business data. To register for your own account, go to bloomberglaw.com/activate USE YOUR AU EMAIL ADDRESS and follow the prompts.
Bloomberg Law Tax Practice Center
Integrated tax research database, which includes current statutes and regulations, court and administrative decisions and dockets, Daily Tax Report and other current tax news, BNA Tax Portfolios, and other practice-oriented tax material. To register for your own Bloomberg Law account, go to bloomberglaw.com/activate USE YOUR AU EMAIL ADDRESS and follow the prompts.
Broker/Dealer Compliance Report   A
C-SPAN Video Library: A Digital Archive of C-SPAN Video
Searchable archive of C-SPAN videos from 1987. Searches may be limited to congressional committees and congressional proceedings, among other things, to retrieve hearings and floor debate for legislative history use. Also includes Executive Branch material, such as press conferences and speeches.
Casetext is a community of lawyers, law professors, and law students helping each other understand the law by annotating key legal documents. A searchable database of cases, statutes, regulations, and contracts with analysis and commentary directly alongside the text from a community of legal experts. Users may add analysis of their own. The community's analysis is supplemented by information aggregated automatically through state-of-the-art technology. All legal texts and annotations are free and publicly available, and will remain that way forever.
CCH Business & Finance Network   W
This Commerce Clearing House (CCH) portal gives web access to many of its publications in the areas of securities, banking, corporate capital, trade regulation, government contracts, information technology, federal energy, transportation law, and products.
CCH Health & Human Resources Internet Research Network   W
This Commerce Clearing House (CCH) portal gives web access to many of its publications and forms in the areas of human resources management, payroll, pension & benefits, employment law, safety & workers comp., health care reimbursement, health care compliance, and food & drug law.
CCH Tax Research Network   W
This Commerce Clearing House (CCH) portal allows web access to CCH's Tax Research Network, which includes the Standard Federal Tax Reporter and many other federal and state tax law databases and publications.
Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: US Congressional Documents and Debates
Collection of digitized historic federal legislative documents, beginning with the Continental Congress in 1774 to 1875. Includes early Journals of Congress, Elliot's Debates, American State Papers, early congressional bills, and pre-Congressional Record congressional debates.
Chambers Associate
This website can help job seekers research law firms and provides tips for interviewing.
Chambers Global
List top lawyers in a 175 countries with independent ranking and editorial commentary. Free access database.
Checkpoint (Tax Law) (Thomson Reuters)   W
Formerly RIA Checkpoint. A comprehensive database covering all aspect of U.S. tax laws, and includes the United States Tax Reporter Library, Federal Tax Coordinator Library, Public Domain Library, RIA Citator 2nd, RIA Tax Alerts, and State and local tax materials. Also available through this portal is RIA’s Worldwide Tax Laws Library, which covers major laws for many countries, including income and corporate tax law, VAT, corporation law, trust law, commercial codes, environmental law, money laundering and other regulations affecting financial transactions, labor law, and bankruptcy.
Chemical Regulation Reporter   A
Chicago Manual of Style
Chicago Tribune - Historical   A
Runs from 1849 with currency lag.
Chronicle of Higher Education   W
The Chronicle is a great source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. It features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; discussion forums; and career-building tools such as an online CV's, salary databases, and more.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
Citizenship Studies   W
Citizenship Studies publishes internationally recognised scholarly work on contemporary issues in citizenship, human rights and democratic processes from an interdisciplinary perspective covering the fields of politics, sociology, history and cultural studies. It seeks to lead an international debate on the academic analysis of citizenship, and also aims to cross the division between internal and academic and external public debate.
Class Action Litigation Report   A
Clearinghouse Review
From the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. Users of this site must individually register from a computer with a WCL network IP address. The link to register is located in the upper right corner of the page. Once registered, users will have unlimited access from any location to Clearinghouse Review content. Once registered, users must log in from a WCL IP address at least once every 60 days to keep "roaming" access activated.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Codification of final federal agency regulations, initially published in the Federal Register. Link to e-CFR for most current, usually a few days behind.
Collective Bargaining Negotiations & Contracts   A
Computer Technology Law Report   A
The official site for information about Congress. It offers current and historical information about Congress, its legislation and public laws. Includes the texts of bills and public laws, committee reports, roll call votes, the Congressional Record and more. Includes current and retrospective Congresses. Replaces the previous official site for information about Congress, Thomas.
Congressional Calendars and History of Legislation (from ProQuest)
A free library of constitutional history that contains digitized original source documents from founders who drafted, ratified, and influenced the creation of the U.S. Constitution and its Amendments. Documents are indexed by constitutional article, section, amendment and theme. Accompanying blog announces events related to constitutional history and interpretation.
Constitute: The World's Constitutions to Read, Search, and Compare
Constitute offers access to the world’s constitutions that users can systematically compare across a broad set of topics — using a modern, clean interface. Except for material identified as copyrighted, the content of constituteproject.org is provided under a Creative Commons License, which allows users to make free use of information from the site for noncommercial purposes. HeinOnline and Oxford Constitutions of the World have provided certain materials from their online collections of constitutional texts.
Constitution Annotated (CRS)
Online version of The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation (popularly known as the Constitution Annotated), published by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). It contains legal analysis and interpretation of the United States Constitution, based primarily on Supreme Court case law. This regularly updated resource is especially useful when researching the constitutional implications of a specific issue or topic. The Featured Topics and Cases page highlights recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that demonstrate pivotal interpretations of the Constitution's provisions.
Construction Labor Report   A
Consumer Reports   A
“Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.” from the Web Page
Consumers' Checkbook
Consumer reports and ratings of Washington-area services, professionals and establishments. Login/password available at reference desk.
Copyright Watch
Collects and monitors copyright laws from countries around the world.
Corporate Accountability Report   A
Corporate Compliance Library   A
Corporate Counsel Weekly   A
Corporate Governance Library   W
Includes the Corporate Governance Report.
Corporate Governance Report   A
Corporate Law Accountability Report   A
Corporate Law Daily   A
Corporate Law Resource Center     A
Corporate Practice Library   A
Courts and Case Law   W
Topical Research Guide - Courts and Case Law
CQ Electronic Library   W
The CQ Electronic Library is a resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. It includes the online version of CQ Weekly, with complete coverage of Capitol Hill and congressional news, the CQ Congress Collection, CQ Supreme Court Collection, CQ Public Affairs Collection, and CQ Voting and Elections Collection. CQEL also includes CQ Encyclopedia of American Government and CQ Insider, a comprehensive directory of the institutions and people of American government.
Criminal Law Forum   A
The official journal of the Society for the Reform of Criminal Law; access to all content.
Criminal Law Reporter   A
Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)   W
Very current weekly listing of new academic law journal articles in PDF, Word and HTML formats. The HTML format has links to the full-text articles in LexisNexis and Westlaw. (Users must have passwords to access full text.) CILP entries are about six weeks more current than the listings in other legal periodicals indexes. To set up a customized SmartCILP email account, tailored to your subject interests and/or specific journals, see the SmartCILP instructions at the bottom of the CILP page.
Daily Environment Report   A
Daily Labor Report   A
Daily Report for Executives   A
Daily Tax Report   A
Datasets from Executive Branch agencies, and from several states. Includes information about how to access the datasets, and tools that "leverage" the government datasets. Part of the Obama Administration's open government initiative.
DC, MD, & VA Law
A helpful Topical Research Guide written by Adeen Postar, WCL Library Deputy Director.
Declassified Documents Reference System (DDRS)   A
Delaware Business Court Insider   W
"The Delaware Business Court Insider, a weekly electronic newsletter distributed every Wednesday, will provide the latest news, analysis, case summaries and hard-hitting reporting on the most important developments in Delaware corporate law."
Digital Discovery & e-Evidence   A
Digital National Security Archive   A
Digitized (PDF) declassified collections of the National Security Archive. See also publicly-available National Security Archive website.
District of Columbia City Council
District of Columbia Government
District of Columbia Laws
DC Code, DC Municipal Regulations and DC Register. Link to the DC Code on left sidebar near the bottom.
Doing Business Law Library
Free online collection of foreign business laws and regulations from the World Bank and International Finance Corporation. The site links to official government sources, wherever possible. Translations are not official unless indicated as such. They update the collection regularly but do not guarantee that laws are the most recent version.
Most current (but unofficial) version of the Code of Federal Regulations, from the US Office of the Federal Register and the Government Printing Office.
E-Commerce Tax Report   A
E-Commerce Tax Report (Archives)   A
E-Journal and Newspaper A-Z List
List of electronic journals and newspapers accessible to Pence Law Library patrons from its online catalog, Leagle, with links to the full text. Other electronic journals and newspapers may be available to library patrons via the main campus library's Aladin system.
Early American Newspapers   A
Runs from 1690-1876.
ECOLEX: The Gateway to Environmental Law
Database of foreign and international sources of information on environmental law, including treaties, legislation and court decisions. Operated jointly by the FAO, IUCN and UNEP.
eDiscovery Resource Center   A
Includes Digital Discovery & e-Evidence
EHS Federal Regulatory Alert   A
EHS State Regulatory Alert   A
EISIL (Electronic Information System for International Law)
Collection of primary international resources, authoritative Web sites and helpful research guides to international law on the Internet. An open database of authenticated international materials. From the American Society of International Law (ASIL).
Election Law Blog
The law of politics and the politics of law: election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. From Prof. Rick Hasen at the University of California at Irvine.
Daily and weekly election law and news from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs as a project of the Project for Excellence in Election Administration with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Elections Administration Research Database
From the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Contains elections administration reports published between 2000 and the present. The reports reflect a variety of perspectives, from election administrators to nonprofit organizations to academic researchers. Each report has been coded by subject, title, author, publication, date and state and can be searched by one or a combination of these features.
Electronic Commerce & Law Report   A
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) FOIA Documents
Searchable collection of documents obtained by the EFF via its FOIA Project requests.
Employment Discrimination Report   A
Employment Discrimination Verdicts and Settlements   A
Encyclopædia Britannica   A
The premier English language encyclopedia, available online along with a world atlas and the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Collegiate Thesaurus.
Energy and Climate Report   A
Environment & Safety Resource Center (Fed Env't & Env't Cases)   A
Includes the Daily Environment Report.
Environment Reporter - Current Reports   A
Environmental Due Diligence Guide Report   A
EPLex (ILO) - Employment protection legislation database
From the International Labour Organization (ILO). Database provides information on key topics from national and comparative studies on employment termination legislation. Updated annually to incorporate new legal developments and trends. EPLex replaces the ILO's existing Digest on Termination of Employment Legislation.
ERISA Litigation Tracker   A
Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal   A
Europa, Gateway to the European Union (EU)
European Commission Competition (European Union)
Expert Evidence Report   A
Export Reference Library   A
Family Law Reporter - Current Reports   A
Fastcase   W
Federal and state cases, statutes, constitutions, regulations, court rules, attorney general opinions, bar publications, newspapers and more. Content also searchable via HeinOnline.
FDsys (formerly GPO Access)
Formerly GPO Access, offers browsing and searching of key primary government documents, such as congressional bills and committee reports and hearings, the Congressional Record, public laws, presidential documents, and the Federal Register. Plans are to migrate all data now on GPO Access to FDsys by the end of 2011.
Federal Contracts Report   A
Federal Health Care Regulatory Alert   A
Federal Judicial Center
The education and research entity for the U.S. Courts.
Federal Legislative History Research LibGuide
User-friendly research guide from the Pence Law Library.
Federal Register - FDsys (was GPO Access)
Publishes federal agency proposed and final regulations, notices and other documents. Current as of today.
Federal Register - NARA and GPO
User-friendly version of the FR, current as of today. From the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)
Federal Register Unified Agenda
The latest edition of the semiannual Unified Agenda, also referred to as the Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. It summarizes the rules and proposed rules that each Federal agency expects to issue during the next year.
Federal Sentencing Guidelines Manual   W
Federal Tax Law
Federal Tax Law research handout.
Federal Websites For and About American Indians
Diverse collection of websites maintained by federal agencies relating to native Americans. From the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
Statistics from more than 100 U.S. federal government agencies, by agency, topic, geographical entity, and more.
Find e-Journals
This tool from the Bender Library helps you find online journals to which the University subscribes.
Finding Resources in the Library   W
Topical Research Guide - Finding Resources in the Library
A metasite linking to caselaw, statutes, session laws, regulations and other publications from federal and state jurisdictions.
FISA Declassified Documents (includes FISA Court decisions)
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act documents that have been declassified by the U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI). Includes declassified decisions of the FISA Court.
FLARE Index to Treaties
Historical and current multilateral treaties, including all treaties available on the web concluded by the Organization of American States (OAS), all International Labour Organization conventions, the entire European Treaty Series of the Council of Europe, and every multilateral treaty printed in the Australian Treaty Series. From the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), University of London.
FLSA Litigation Tracker   A
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. From the US Department of Justice.
Foreign Law Guide   W
Information about and links to sources of foreign law. A guide to official sources and official versions, to full texts of legislation and English translations of codes.
Foreign Law Research Guides, from Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Foreign relations between Latin America and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944   W
Foundation Directory Online Professional   A
Foundation searching to help grant-seekers find the right match for their organization's mission. Access to timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Search over 108,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; over 4,000 sponsoring companies; over 3 million recently awarded grants; and over 1 million recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF. Funder portfolios with grantmaker-related news, job opportunities, and Request For Proposals (RFPs); grantmaker-sponsored publications; and officer and trustee affiliations. Includes the ability to search across a funder's grants with customized search indexes; the ability to map a funder's grants for any given year by recipient type or primary subject and drill down to view disbursements by county, city, ZIP code, or congressional district; the ability to chart a funder's grants for any given year by recipient type or primary subject and drill down to view disbursements by secondary and tertiary category; and the ability to sign up to receive funder-specific e-mail alerts.
Gale Cengage Trial Databases   W
This trial includes the following databases: Archives of Human Sexuality, Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture: 1790-1970, Archives Unbound, Making of Modern Law (MOML 5: Primary Sources II: 1700-1970 and MOML: Foreign, Comparative and International Law: 1600-1926), and Indigenous Peoples: North America. This trial will end March 15, 2016.
Gallagher Law Library Legal Research Guides (University of Washington)
Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project - Gender Jurisprudence Collections (GJC)
Includes the Gender Jurisprudence Collections (GJC). The GJC contains judgments, decisions, orders, and other documents issued by any of the twelve international/ized courts and tribunals contained in the WCRO Jurisprudence Collections, but will not include submissions by the parties or others involved in the cases.
Global Arbitration Review   W
GAR is the leading independent resource on international arbitration news and community intelligence, used by thousands of arbitrators around the world to stay informed.
Global Legal Information Catalog (GLIC)
Includes publications which reprint the laws and regulations of multiple jurisdictions on a particular legal topic. Provides additional information about resources beyond that provided in the Library's online catalog. Searchable by jurisdiction, title, subject and keyword. From the Law Library of Congress.
"GlobaLex is an electronic legal publication dedicated to international and foreign law research. Published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law,GlobaLex is committed to the dissemination of high-level international, foreign, and comparative law research tools in order to accommodate the needs of an increasingly global educational and practicing legal world."
Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports and Decisions
Government Employee Relations Report   A
Website devoted to tracking Congress. Track pending legislation, member and committee activities, or subjects with a tracking tool.
Grants & Grantwriting
Guide to Law Online: Foreign (Law Library of Congress)
Legal resources by foreign nation.
Guide to Law Online: International (Law Library of Congress)
Collection of research guides to foreign and international law resources.
Hague Academy of International Law: Collected Courses Online   W
Post-university summer courses in private international law and public international law.
Hague Justice Portal
HAPI Online (Hispanic American Periodicals Index)   A
Includes access to articles about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI currently provides over 60,000 links to the full text of articles appearing in more than 600 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.
HathiTrust Digital Library
HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide. It brings together the collections of partner institutions in digital form, including books, government documents and other materials.
Health Care Daily Report   A
Health Care Fraud Report   A
Health Care Policy Report   A
Health Insurance Report   A
Health IT Law & Industry Report   A
Health Law Reporter   A
Health Law Resource Center (Bloomberg BNA)   A
Includes Health Care Daily Report and Health Law Reporter.
HeinOnline   A
A comprehensive collection of searchable full-text PDF (or text) images of major law journal articles, including back issues. Check online table of contents for coverage of specific journal titles; new titles are added regularly. Also includes searchable pre-1981 issues of the Federal Register. New volumes are added regularly.
HeinOnline National Survey of State Courts   A
The National Survey of State Laws provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. The database is presented in chart format, and allows users to make state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. Use the database version of this title to search the content and metadata, or to browse laws either by category or by topic. Compare only certain states' laws, or view laws as they appear in the current edition compared to the two previous editions.
Homeland Security Briefing   A
Homeland Security Digital Library   W
Homeland Security Digital Library—(HSDL) provides quick access to important US policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents; as well as specialized resources from various universities, organizations, local and state agencies.
Housing Policy Debate   W
Human Resources Report   A
Human Rights Documents   W
Contains more than 40,000 documents from 483 international human rights non-governmental organizations, covering the period from 1980 up to 2007.
Official US site for international human rights information, from the U.S. Department of State.
HuriSearch Human Rights search engine
HuriSearch is a specialized multilingual Human Rights search engine. It includes over 3000 sites of human rights organizations, national human rights institutions, inter-governmental organizations, academic institutes, and non-governmental organizations. It can be searched in 77 different languages.
i.Lex: The Legal Research System for International Law in U.S. Courts
Database of select U.S. court cases and related materials is designed to serve as a practical resource for members of the judiciary and other legal professionals to identify and understand how international law is interpreted and applied by U.S. courts at both the federal and state level.
IAReporter (Investment Arbitration Reporter)   W
CLICK ON SUBSCRIBER LOGIN ON LEFT SIDEBAR FOR ACCESS. A news and analysis service focusing on cross-border lawsuits between foreign investors and their host governments. IAReporter specializes in tracking and chronicling so-called investor-state arbitrations. These arbitrations are often-confidential in nature, but may have major financial, legal and policy impacts.
ICC Dispute Resolution Library   W
"The ICC Dispute Resolution Library is a dynamic and searchable online service provided by the ICC International Court of Arbitration containing more than 1000 relevant documents from its established publications on arbitration"--from front page. (FOR LOGIN/PASSWORD INFORMATION SEE REFERENCE DESK)
ICC Legal Tools   W
International Criminal Court (ICC) Legal Tools serve as an electronic library on international criminal law and justice. They include over 40,000 documents in several databases (the "Legal Tools Database"), together with four legal research and reference tools: the Case Matrix, the Elements Commentary, the Proceedings Commentary and the Means of Proof Document.
IEL Civil Procedure   W
IEL Commercial and Economic Law   W
IEL Competition Law   W
IEL Constitutional Law   W
IEL Contracts   W
IEL Corporations and Partnerships   W
IEL Criminal Law   W
IEL Cyber Law   W
IEL Energy Law   W
IEL Environmental Law   W
IEL Family and Succession Law   W
IEL Insurance Law   W
IEL Intellectual Property   W
IEL Intergovernmental Organizations   W
IEL Labour Law   W
IEL Media Law   W
IEL Medical Law   W
IEL Migration Law   W
IEL Private International Law   W
IEL Property and Trust Law   W
IEL Religion   W
IEL Social Security Law   W
IEL Sports Law   W
IEL Tort Law   W
IEL Transport Law   W
IFAR Art Law & Cultural Property   W
Immigration Advocates Network (IAN)
Sponsored by leading immigrants' rights organizations to increase access to justice for low-income immigrants and strengthen the capacity of organizations serving them. IAN Provides free, easily accessible and comprehensive online resources and tools.
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals   W
Covers selected journals and essay collections worldwide, many non-English language. Provides coverage from 1985. In hard copy, this index provides coverage from 1960. From the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
Infrastructure Investment & Policy Report   A
Inside U.S. Trade's World Trade Online   W
This service provides timely access to information about world and U.S. trade issues.
Institute of International Commercial Law   W
Intellectual Property Law Resource Center (Bloomberg BNA)   A
Includes the Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal and the World Intellectual Property Report.
Intellectual Property Research
Intelliconnect   W
Formerly the Commerce Clearing House (CCH) portal
Intelligence Community Legal Reference Book
Includes seminal national security legislation, executive orders and more. Also includes lists of updated intelligence community and other relevant government websites. Published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Office of General Counsel.
International Business & Finance Daily (Archives)   A
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
International Environment Reporter - Current Reports   A
International Labor and Employment Laws, 2d ed.   A
"Country-by-country summary and analysis of labor and employment laws of the world's major economies."
International Labour Organization (ILO)
United Nations agency responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
International Protection of Human Rights
This site is made available through the Bora Laskin Law Library at the University of Toronto and is an excellent and current source for user guides and bibliographies on human rights issues.
International Tax Monitor   A
International Trade Daily   A
International Trade Reporter - Current Reports   A
Internet Law Resource Center   W
Includes the Bloomberg BNA Electronic Commerce & Law Report.
Investor-State LawGuide   W
Investor-State LawGuide (ISLG)™ has mapped the world of investment treaty law by capturing the relationships between treaties, arbitral rules, cases and other key materials.
IP Resources from the WCL Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP)
IP Watch   W
News and analysis about international policymaking in the area of intellectual property.
Excludes recent 2-to-5 years, otherwise full text of scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences and math. Provided by American University's Bender Library.
JuriGlobe: World Legal Systems
Information about the legal systems in countries around the world. Among other things, this site organizes countries by legal system classification, such as civil law, common law, Muslim law, etc. From the University of Ottawa.
JustCite   W
JustCite is a legal citator for a fully cross reference index to authoritative UK and European legal information.
Free legal portal that includes federal and state case law and statutes, other government information, legal forms, legal blogs, and more.
Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA)
Abstracts and publications from state agencies charged with collecting and analyzing civil and criminal justice data. Includes the Infobase of State Activities and Research (ISAR), a clearinghouse of current information on state criminal justice research, programs, and publications
Justis   W
Justis is a comprehensive full text online database of EU, UK and Irish case law and legislation. The database covers primary case law dating back to 1163 and legislation back to 1235.
KluwerArbitration   W
This site covers international arbitration issues. It is a comprehensive, fully-searchable database of primary and secondary materials and commentary in the field, with access to full-text downloads of all materials.
Know Your Voting Rights: State-by-State Voter Information (ACLU)
Labor & Employment Law Resource Center (Bloomberg BNA)   A
Labor & Employment Law Resource Center - Disabilities Law (Bloomberg BNA)   A
Labor & Employment Law Resource Center - Discrimination Law (Bloomberg BNA)   W
Labor Relations Reporter (Bloomberg BNA)   A
Labor Relations Week   A
Labour Law Research.net
A clearinghouse to advance research in labour law, to facilitate the dissemination of research work and to encourage the open discussion of scholarship and ideas in the field of labour law. All labour law scholars are welcome to join.
Latin Laws
Contains codes, decrees and other forms of legislation from Latin American countries and regional bodies. Free access but registration is required.
Latin Lawyer
LatinNews.com   W
Latin American newsletters from 1967 to the present.
Law and Financial Markets Review
"The Law and Financial Markets Review is a new, independent, English language journal devoted to providing high quality information, comment and analysis for lawyers specialising in banking and financial market issues and to others with interests in legal and regulatory developments affecting the financial markets."
Law Journal Press   W
Law of the Sea and UN Conventions
Law Review Commons
Digital Commons collection of open legal scholarship, from law reviews that make their current issues and archives freely available online through their law schools’ Digital Commons repositories.
Law 360 provides news and analysis on business law and legal practice areas, including intellectual property, white-collar crime, contracts, class actions and financial services. Subscribers can sign up to receive email alerts on specific companies, litigation and government agencies.
LawInfoChina (ChinaLaw)
English-language translations of Chinese law. Includes Chinese laws and regulations, cases, scholarly articles and topical news.
LawTrio Law Publications Database   W
LawTRIO is a fully searchable bibliographic database of over 7,500 legal titles combined from three of our print directories. The titles come in three formats: looseleaf (from Legal Looseleafs in Print, newsletter (from Legal Newsletters in Print), and CD-ROM (from Directory of Law Related CD-ROMs).
Leadership Library on the Internet   W
Also known as the "Yellow Books," the Leadership Directories contain the most up-to-date organizational and contact information for the fourteen areas they cover: Congressional, Federal, Federal Regional, State, Municipal, Judicial, Corporate, Financial, News Media, Associations, Law Firms, Government Affairs, Foreign Representatives, and the Nonprofit Sector.
Legal Information Institute (Cornell)
One of the oldest and best law school sites; a good place to begin legal research.
Legal Research   W
Topical Research Guide - Legal Research
Legal Research Strategy
Effective steps to conducting U.S. legal research.
Legal Times   W
A legal newspaper covering the legal profession and legal topics in the Washington, DC region.
LegalTrac   W
The most comprehensive current legal periodicals index. Covers law reviews, bar journals, and legal newspapers. Provides coverage from 1980.
Legislative Histories of Selected U.S. Laws on the Internet
List of selected federal public laws with links to their compiled legislative histories on the Internet. Separate lists for compiled histories available at public and commercial (HeinOnline, LexisNexis, Westlaw) sites. From the Law Librarians' Society of DC (LLSDC).
Legislative Insight (ProQuest)   W
Easy-to-use database of compiled federal legislative histories, both current and historic.
"Legisprudence aims at contributing to the improvement of legislation by studying the processes of legislation from the perspective of legal theory."
Lexis Digital Library   W
Collection of ebooks published by LexisNexis. Includes treatises and primary law collections. Users must authenticate by signing in with their AU username and password.
LexisNexis   P
Comprehensive full-text coverage of law, business and news sources, including periodicals.
LexisNexis Academic   A
Access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information for those without access to the full LexisNexis.
LexisNexis Courtroom Cast   W
Courtroom Cast is the academic portal for Courtroom View Network. It integrates text, audio, video, and rich media into an easily searchable and browsable database. Courtroom Cast also includes AudioCaseFiles, downloadable MP3 files of edited judicial opinions, along with full text of the edited opinion, a brief fact summary, and the rule of law. ACCESS REQUIRES REGISTRATION USING WCL EMAIL ADDRESSES.
LexOpus: From Law Working Papers to Published Works
Free article publication service, similar to ExpressO. From the Washington & Lee Law Library.
Library of Congress
Portal to the collections of the Library of Congress.
Library.PressDisplay.com   A
Same-day publication of over 400 English- and foreign-language newspapers and magazines. Sixty-day backrun.
Libweb Library Websites
Collection of library websites worldwide, including library catalogs. From Libweb at U.C. Berkeley.
Life Sciences Law & Industry Report   A
LLMC Digital   A
Digital images of federal and state government materials, primarily administrative agency decisions and court decisions.
LLRX Court Rules, Forms and Dockets
Links to over 1,400 sources for state and federal court rules, forms and dockets.
Web-based legal research journal that highlights online resources. Includes excellent research guides on many legal topics, including foreign law research guides.
LLSDC's Legislative Sourcebook
Collection of research guides related to congressional and state legislative research.
Los Angeles Times - Historical   A
Runs from 1881 with currency lag.
"The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926" provides digital images on every page of 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. Full-text searching on more than 10 million pages provides researchers access to critical legal history in ways not previously possible.
Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620-1926   A
"We use the term primary sources not in the historian's sense of a manuscript, letter, or diary, but rather in the legal sense of a case, statute, or regulation. Designed to complement The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, this archive offers online access to state and municipal codes, documents relating to constitutional conventions, and other resources in American legal history."
Making of Modern Law: Trials 1600-1926   A
"Based on holdings of the law libraries of Harvard and Yale, and the Library of the Bar of the City of New York, the product offers online access to these important collections."
Maryland General Assembly
Maryland Legislative History, Statutes and Regulations Research Guides
From the Maryland State Law Library.
Maryland State Government
Maryland State Laws
Links to the Annotated Code of Maryland, Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), and Maryland Register, among other things.
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law   W
Media Alerts on Federal Courts of Appeals
Summaries of cases decided by the U.S. Courts of Appeals, "to provide reporters, lawyers, educators, and the public with prompt, accurate, unbiased information about newsworthy and legally significant cases pending in and decided by the Federal Courts of Appeals." From the ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements. (D.C. Circuit summaries written by WCL faculty.)
Media Law Reporter   A
Medical Devices Law & Industry Report   A
Medical Research Law & Policy Report   A
Medicare Report   A
Mergers and Acquisitions Law Report   W
Merriam-Webster online
Web-based version of the Merriam-Webster English Dictionary.
Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897 (from ProQuest)
Microform Finder
A finding aid for all the microforms (both microfilm and microfiche) to which the library subscribes.
Mobile Apps for Law Students
Collection of law-related mobile apps.
Mobile Apps for Travel Abroad
Money & Politics Report   A
Selected city and county ordinances, including some local jurisdictions from Maryland and Virginia. The District of Columbia is not included.
Nation   A
Runs from 1865.
National Center for State Courts (NCSC) Court Statistics Project
Collection and analysis of civil and criminal state court statistics.
National Clearinghouse for Science Technology and the Law
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
National bipartisan organization that provides state legislative officials with research support, legislative ideas and information about the legislative initiatives of other states.
National Drug Court Institute   W
"Promoting Education, Research and Scholarship For Drug Court and Other Court-Based Intervention Programs"
National Indian Law Library
A public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law. NILL serves the public by developing and making accessible a unique and valuable collection of Indian law resources and assisting people with their Indian law-related information needs. Part of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.
National Institute of Military Justice
National Law Journal   W
he National Law Journal provides in-depth coverage of the issues that mean the most to private practitioners, judges, corporate lawyers, government attorneys and other members of the legal community. We cover: Federal and state court litigation. The National Law Journal features up-to-the-minute coverage of new lawsuits and court rulings, exploring litigation trends, the administration of justice, and the players in trial and appellate courts nationwide. U.S. Supreme Court. Veteran high court reporters provide comprehensive coverage of the justices and the cases before them, including breaking news and analysis about new petitions, top appellate advocates, oral arguments and groundbreaking decisions. Coverage of legislative issues. The National Law Journal reports on and interprets the latest legal issues on Capitol Hill and at the White House, including how important legislation and policy decisions will affect law firms, federal and state government agencies, companies and in-house counsel. Verdicts. State and federal verdicts and settlements of national consequence appear weekly in The National Law Journal. Practitioners Columns. Each week, The National Law Journal features analysis of legal and professional trends from well-known practitioners. Opinions. The National Law Journal provides weekly opinion pieces from prominent lawyers, judges, legal educators and elected officials across the country weighing in on how significant legal issues impact businesses, government enforcement and the legal profession.
National Security Archive
NCLC Digital Library   W
The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is the nation's consumer law expert. There are now 20 consumer law treatises, many of which are well over 1000 print pages, not counting thousands of sample pleadings, practice aids and primary sources that are available online with the titles.
New York Times   A
Runs from 1851 with currency lag.
Newseum - Today's Front Pages
Digital images of over 600 of today's newspaper front pages, from around the world, with links to the newspaper's website. Archival front pages of notable events.
O'Reilly Safari Bookshelf   P
Collection of online books for programmers and IT professionals. Contact the reference desk for login/password.
Occupational Safety & Health Daily   A
Occupational Safety & Health Reporter - Current Reports   A
Official Documents of the United Nations
ODS covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are, however, added to the system on a daily basis. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards. The system does not contain press releases (posted at http://www.un.org/News/Press/full.htm), UN sales publications , the United Nations Treaty Series or information brochures issued by the Department of Public Information.
Old Bailey Online - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey
The proceedings of the Old Bailey, London's central criminal court, from 1674-1913. A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
Website devoted to all things Congress. Track pending legislation, members and votes. A project of the Sunlight Foundation and the Participatory Politics Foundation.
OpenCongress - How a bill becomes a law
Good elaboration of the legislative process, from the OpenCongress wiki.
User-friendly federal regulatory portal that makes it easy to keep track of proposed and final regulations, and to submit comments to the agencies. Announces recently-opened comment periods for proposed regulations, and keeps track of dates when comment periods will close.
Organization of American States (OAS)
Oxford Constitutions of the World   W
Database of fully-translated English-language versions of all the world's constitutions (both national and sub-national), accompanied by individual jurisdictional commentaries, and supplementary materials, including foundation documents, historical versions of constitutions, and amendment Acts/Laws.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)   A
Web-based version of the Oxford English Dictionary. Provided by American University's Bender Library.
Oxford Islamic Studies   W
Oxford Reports on International Law   W
Includes decisions on public international law from international law courts, domestic courts, and ad hoc tribunals. Full text selected cases in their original languages and translations of selected non-English judgments to English.
Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Media
The Oyez Project is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality 'tour' of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices.
PACER - What Happened to the Information Removed From PACER?
Site that catalogs the material each federal circuit has removed from PACER, and from some databases that draw data from PACER. From the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library at UNC.
PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service)   A
Index with abstracts covering economic, political and social issues, business, finance, law, international trade and relations, public administration, government, political science and any topics that are or might become the subject of legislation; covers selected journal articles, books, statistics, yearbooks, directories, conference proceedings, pamphlets, reports and government documents. Scope is worldwide in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Provided by American University's Bender Library.
Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law publications   W
Patent Trademark & Copyright Journal   A
Patent Trademark & Copyright Law Daily   A
Pence Law Library Catalog (LEAGLE)
Our online catalog.
Pence Law Library E-Journal and Newspaper A-Z List
List of electronic journals and newspapers accessible to Pence Law Library patrons from its online catalog, Leagle, with links to the full text. Other electronic journals and newspapers may be available to library patrons via the main campus library's Aladin system.
Pension & Benefits Daily   A
Pension and Benefits Reporter - Current Reports   A
Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report   A
PLI Discover Plus   W
Search for Practicing Law Institute (PLI) publications. Includes books (course handbooks and treatises), forms and transcripts.
Plum Book (U.S. Government Policy and Supporting Positions)
Looking for a job in the next Obama administration? Find out about federal government positions in the 2012 Plum Book.
Policymap   A
"PolicyMap is an innovative geographic information system that allows you to easily create custom maps, tables and reports - and gives you the ability to download, rank and analyze data." from the Web Page
Privacy & Data Security Law Resource Center   A
Includes Privacy Law Watch and Privacy & Security Law Report.
Privacy & Security Law Report   A
Product Safety & Liability Reporter - Current Reports   A
Project MUSE   A
Currently, Project MUSE® offers nearly 250 quality journal titles from 40 scholarly publishers. As one of the academic community's primary electronic journals resources, Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
ProQuest   A
Abstracts of periodical articles, with full text of many. Provided by American University's Bender Library.
ProQuest Congressional   W
ProQuest Congressional offers access to congressional publications dealing with the wide variety of topics addressed by Congress.
ProQuest Congressional: Sessions of Congress, 1789 to 2007
Listing of the specific dates covered by each Congress, and each session therein. Also includes the name of the President who served during each Congress.
ProQuest Indian Claims Insight - Trial   W
The Pence Law Library has a trial of this database through October 19, 2019. If you would like to provide feed back on this resource, please email acquisitions@wcl.american.edu. Indian Claims Insight is a one-of-a-kind research tool that provides researchers with the opportunity to understand and analyze Native American migration and resettlement throughout U.S. history, as well as U.S. Government Indian removal policies and subsequent actions to address Native American claims against the U.S. Government. The collection includes docket materials for all Indian Claims Commission cases, as well as cases that preceded and followed the existence of the commission.
Proquest Legislative Insight   W
Easy-to-use database of compiled federal legislative histories, both current and historic.
ProQuest Regulatory Insight 1936-2016 - Trial   W
The Pence Law Library has a trial of this database through October 19, 2019. If you would like to provide feed back on this resource, please email acquisitions@wcl.american.edu. Regulatory Insight offers content and functionality to facilitate research, teaching, and learning about historic and recent Federal regulations promulgated by executive branch agencies. Features professionally compiled regulatory "histories" to enable researchers to understand the rulemaking process undertaken to implement specific U.S. Public Laws. Suitable for researchers interested in law, history, government, and any aspect of society impacted by Federal regulations.
ProQuest Statistical Insight (formerly LexisNexis Statistical Insight)   W
Easy-to-use statistics and empirical datasets from the federal government, state governments, private publishers, and international organizations. Empirical datasets can be customized and cross-tabulated with other datasets, and downloaded to Excel or a comma-delimited format.
Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
Collection of material that was compiled and published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration. It includes volumes covering the administrations of Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. As subsequent volumes are published, they will be added online. From the University of Michigan.
Quimbee   W
Collection of study aids for law students, including topical course tutorials with quizzes, lectures, case briefs, an outlining tool and more.
Rand Corporation Research Reports
Research reports on national security and international affairs topics, as well as other topic, such as civil justice, energy & environment, health care and child policy.
Ravel Law   W
We want to make sure that future lawyers are ready to integrate technology into their practice. That’s why Ravel Advanced is free for law students and legal academics. Once you sign up, you’ll have access not only to our extensive case law collection (which will soon include all American case law from the Harvard Law School Library), but also to the advanced analytical tools that make Ravel uniquely powerful as a legal research platform.
Readex AccessUN   W
Real Estate Journal   A
Real Estate Law & Industry Report (archives)   A
"Legal news service updates on the wide-ranging issues that affect commercial real estate attorneys and professionals... It covers all commercial real estate areas..."
Government site to find, view, and comment on federal regulations and other federal actions. Allows users to search for comments submitted to federal agenciesto on proposed regulations, or for propsed regulations currently open for comments.
Research Guides (Cornell Law Library)
Legal research guides, especially foreign and international law guides, and a research engine to research guides on the web.
Researching International Law
A slide presentation prepared by John Heywood, for his Seminar on International Courts, on how to research international law in our library.
Right-To-Know Planning Guide Report   A
Submit article manuscripts to law reviews, as well as journals in other disciplines. Each user establishes an individual account. USERS MUST USE WCL EMAIL ADDRESSES. Similar to ExpressO.
SCOTUSblog Stat Pack
U.S. Supreme Court information and statistics from the 1995-1996 Term. Includes lists of cases with questions presented and results, and visual representations of voting lineups for all cases decided 5-4. The summary memo compiles the most interesting trends and data from each Term. Recent additions include new charts: one breaking down 5-4 cases, a graph showing the pace of opinion releases, cross-Term analysis of individual Justices’ dissents and concurrences, a breakdown of cases by their subject-matter and vote split, and charts reflecting the success rate of the Solicitor General’s merits cases and invited recommendations at the cert. stage.
Securities Law Daily   A
Securities Regulation & Law Report   A
Social Media Law & Policy Report   A
Social Science Research Network   W
Abstracts of law-related scholarly working papers and articles accepted for publication, full text journals, professional announcements, calls for papers, and academic and industry job listings. Part of the Social Science Research Network. From main SSRN site, select "Legal Scholarship Network" from the left-hand menu. To create a customized subscription, select "Site Subscriptions for LSN," then "join an existing site" and complete the form.
Special Ed Connection   W
This comprehensive database from LRP Publications includes federal and state primary law, case files, news and analysis on issues relating to special education.
Department of Commerce collection of business, trade and economic information. Contact the reference desk for login/password.
State and Local Government on the Net
State Court Web Sites
From the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). Links to state and local, tribal and foreign court sites, as well as to court-related organizations and other related material.
State Environment Daily   A
State Health Care Legislative Alert     A
State Health Care Regulatory Alert   A
State Health Care Regulatory Developments   A
State Legislative History Research Guides on the Web (Indiana University)
State Legislative Websited Directory
From the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Search for bills, constitutions, reports and more for one state or across multiple states.
State Legislatures, State Laws, and State Regulations
Listings of the websites of state legislatures, which may include legislative documents, state libraries, and free state codes. From the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, DC (LLSDC).
State Secrets Archives (Georgetown Law)
Collection of resources related to federal Executive Branch use of the state secrets doctrine, to withhold documents from judicial proceedings where it claims that national security may be harmed by their release. A joint project of the Center on National Security and the Law, and Georgetown Law Professor Laura K. Donohue.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The U.S. Census Bureau has terminated the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program, effective October 1, 2011. The Statistical Compendium program is comprised of the Statistical Abstract of the United States and its supplemental products - - the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book and the County and City Data Book. To access the most current data, please refer to the organizations cited in the source notes for each table of the Statistical Abstract.
Statutes & Legislation
A helpful Topical Research Guide for federal, state, and local legislation written by Susan Lewis, WCL Library Associate Director for Public Services.
Supreme Court Brief   W
News and analysis about the U.S. Supreme Court, from the National Law Journal.
Supreme Court Database
Contains extensive information on U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and other Supreme Court information. Covers Supreme Court terms from 1953-.
Tax Analysts Database   W
On your first visit, click "Sign In" to create a personal customized AU account with your WCL email address. FOR THE INITIAL SIGN-IN, YOU WILL HAVE TO BE ONSITE AT WCL. A collection of federal and international tax resources, including Tax Analysts periodicals, such as Tax Notes; State Tax Notes; Tax Notes International; and the combined Tax Notes Today, State Tax Today & Worldwide Tax Daily. Also included are primary sources through Worldwide Tax Treaties and the Federal Tax Research Library. That research collection includes the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), regulations and other IRS materials, court decisions and the TA Tax Directory.
Tax Management International Forum   A
Tax Management Memorandum   A
Tax Management Portfolios   A
Tax Management State Tax Library   A
Tax Management Transfer Pricing Report   A
Tax Management Weekly Report   A
Tax Management Weekly State Tax Report   A
Tax Planning International Asia-Pacific Focus   A
Tax Planning International European Tax Service   A
Tax Planning International European-Union Focus   A
Tax Planning International Indirect Taxes   A
Tax Planning International Review & Forum   A
Tax Planning International Transfer Pricing   A
TaxCore   A
Telecommunications Monitor (Archives)   A
Terrorism and Political Violence   W
Terrorism and Political Violence reflects the full range of current scholarly work from many disciplines and theoretical perspectives
The American Lawyer   W
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Making of Modern Law U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978   W
The National Law Journal   W
Thingful (search engine for the Internet of Things)
Search the Internet of Thigs to find devices, datasets and realtime data sources by geolocation across many Internet of Things networks. If you are concerned about asthma, find out about any air quality monitors in your neighborhood; if you notice a ship moored nearby, discover more about it by tracking it on Thingful, or get notified of its movements; a citizen concerned about flooding in a new neighborhood can look up nearby flood monitors or find others that have been measuring radiation. You might even watch the weekly movements of a shark as it explores the oceans. Thingful also enables you to claim and verify ownership of things using a provenance mechanism, giving you a single page that aggregates information from all your connected devices no matter what network, in categories that include health, environment, home, transport, energy and flora & fauna. Users can also add objects to a Watchlist in order to keep track of them, monitor their realtime status and get notifications when they change. Some of the well-known Internet of Things services that Thingful currently indexes include Weather Underground, Smart Citizen, the UK Met Office Weather Observations Website, and Netatmo, as well as others like Thingspeak, Air Quality Egg, The International Soil Moisture Network and The Sea Turtle Conservancy.
Thomas (replaced by Congress.gov)
See Congress.gov, which has officially replaced Thomas, as of September 2014.
Thomson Reuters Checkpoint (Tax Law)   W
Formerly RIA Checkpoint. A comprehensive database covering all aspect of U.S. tax laws, and includes the United States Tax Reporter Library, Federal Tax Coordinator Library, Public Domain Library, RIA Citator 2nd, RIA Tax Alerts, and State and local tax materials. Also available through this portal is RIA’s Worldwide Tax Laws Library, which covers major laws for many countries, including income and corporate tax law, VAT, corporation law, trust law, commercial codes, environmental law, money laundering and other regulations affecting financial transactions, labor law, and bankruptcy.
Times (of London) Digital Archive   A
Runs from 1785-1985.
TM Compensation Planning Journal   A
TM Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal   A
TM Financial Planning   A
TM International Journal   A
TM IRS Practice Adviser   A
TM Memorandum   A
TM Portfolios - Federal Collection: US Income; Estates Gifts and Trusts; and Foreign Income   A
TM Real Estate Journal   A
TM State Tax Portfolios   A
TM Tax Practice Series   A
TM Transfer Pricing Report   A
TM Weekly Report   A
TM Weekly State Tax Report   A
Toxics Law Reporter   A
Compiles information about the federal government, including agency actions and spending, court actions and more.
TradeLawGuide   W
Transfer Pricing Forum   A
Transfer Pricing International Journal   W
Transnational Dispute Management (TDM)   W
TDM is a peer-reviewed online journal publishing about various aspects of international arbitration with a special focus on investment arbitration.
Transportation Watch   A
Tribal Court Clearinghouse
Comprehensive collection of tribal, state and federal primary and secondary legal resources related to Native law. From the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, an Indian owned and operated non-profit corporation organized to develop programs to promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples.
Tribal Histories and Culture
Links to Oklahoma's tribal government websites, with information about tribal history and culture. From the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
TV News: Search & Borrow (Internet Archive)
Allows a user to search closed captioning transcripts to borrow relevant television news programs. The archive is updated with new broadcasts 24 hours after they are aired. Older materials are also being added. Offers an index of searchable text and short, streamed clips to find full programs to borrow on DVD-ROM or view at the Internet Archive’s library in San Francisco.
U.N. Treaty Collection
Includes the UN Treaty Series (UNTS), Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General, Texts of Recently Deposited Multilateral Treaties, Photographs of Signature Ceremonies, Titles in the UN Official Languages.
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS)
U.S. Code
Codification of statutes passed by Congress. Official version less current than commercial versions, such as USCA and USCS. From the Government Printing Office's (GPO's) FDsys site.
U.S. Copyright Office
U.S. Courts
Includes links to all federal court sites, and to the Administrative Office of the US Courts, the Judicial Conference, and to current federal court rulemaking information.
U.S. Courts Statistical Reports
Collection of current statistical reports from various court offices.
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Court and sentencing statistical reports.
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Department of the Interior - American Indians and Alaska Natives
Department information and resources related to economic development, education, law enforcement, tribal governments, ancestry, the Special Trustee for American Indians, the Gaming Commission and native Hawaiians.
U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC)
U.S. Federal Government Agency List, from LSU
U.S. Federal Reserve System
U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)
GPO portal includes access to government publications via GPO Access and its successor, FDsys. Also includes links to the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications and to the Federal Depository Library Directory.
U.S. House of Representatives
Includes member and committee information, the texts of bills, recent committee hearings and reports, schedules and other House information.
U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
U.S. international trade library
U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO)
U.S. Patents Quarterly/Intellectual Property Library   A
U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
U.S. Public and Private Laws
Public laws passed by Congress and approved (in most cases) by the President, from 1995- (104th Congress-).
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
U.S. Senate
Includes member and committee information, the texts of bills, recent committee hearings and reports, schedules and other Senate information.
U.S. Social Security Administration
U.S. Statutes at Large
Official publication of public laws passed by Congress and signed (in most cases) by the President, from 2003-.
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978   W
Comprehensive collection of U.S. Supreme Court records and briefs searchable by citation, Docket Number, and keyword.
U.S. Tax Court   W
Instructional Videos - Web videos from US Tax Court
U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)
Understanding Citations (Bluebook)
Series of Bluebook citation instruction videos, from Elon University.
Union Labor Report Newsletter   A
United Nations (UN)
United Nations Diplomatic Conferences
This UN site provides access to the official records of a series of diplomatic conferences, convoked by the United Nations 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. Access is available by individual document, and the entire collection of proceedings is searchable in full-text format.
United States Law Week   A
Universal Declaration of Human Rights: An Historical Record of the Drafting Process
UN site that provides historic documents related to the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Vault.com   W
Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession—and how to position yourself to launch and build the career you want. Vault is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs. The data used to compile these rankings and reviews are collected and verified through directed surveys of active employees and enrolled students. Vault also welcomes employees and students unable to participate in directed surveys to submit online reviews on their experiences, salaries, interviews, and more.
Video Training Library   P
"VTL is the first digital resource of its kind to stream online real trial video highlights with commentary and analysis keyed to a breakdown of trial advocacy and litigation training topics." (from welcome VTL page)
Virginia General Assembly
Virginia Opinions of the Attorney General
“Official opinions will be posted as they are issued, generally within 24 to 48 hours. Opinions prior to 1996 may be accessed via online searchable databases, including CaseFinder, LexisNexis, and Westlaw (subscriptions required)”…From webpage
Virginia State Government
Virginia State Laws
Links to the Code of Virginia, Virginia Administrative Code, the Virginia Constitution, and Virginia Executive Orders, among other things.
vLex   W
A database of Spanish legislation and full content of all official journals, as well as national and EU documents, in full text and annotated.
Wall Street Journal, Eastern Edition   A
Runs from 1984. To browse today's articles, limit your search to today's date.
Wall Street Journal: Proquest Historical Newspaper, 1889 - 1922   A
Historical Wall Street Journal covering 1889 - 1922 which offers full-text PDF and full image articles.
Wall Street Journal: Proquest Historical Newspaper, 1923 - 1999   A
Historical Wall Street Journal covering 1923-1999 which offers full-text PDF and full image articles.
Washington Consumers' Checkbook
Consumer reports and ratings of Washington-area services, professionals and establishments. Login/password available at reference desk.
Washington Information Directory   W
Published by CQ Press, this invaluable directory of U.S. governmental and non-governmental organizations. It covers federal agencies, governors and other state officials, U.S. and foreign diplomats, NGOs, policy groups, foundations, institutions, and Congress. You may search by keyword, organization name, or advanced search. You may also browse by organization type or public policy topic.
Washington Post - Historical   A
Runs from 1877 with currency lag.
Water Law & Policy Monitor   A
West Academic Online Study Aids   W
Online access to more than 470 study aids including case briefs, outlines, overviews and exam prep titles.
Westlaw   P
Comprehensive full-text coverage of law, business, news and reference sources, including periodicals.
White Collar Crime Report   A
White House: President Barack Obama
Official site of the President of the United States. Includes presidential documents, such as executive orders and proclamations, cabinet and subcabinet nominations and appointments, the President's weekly video address, and policy statements on agenda items. Also includes information about the administration, the White House and links to government agency websites.
Women's Human Rights Resources Programme
This site is made available through the Bora Laskin Law Library at the University of Toronto and is an excellent and current resource on issues relating to women’s human rights laws, with an emphasis on Canadian law.
Women, Business and the Law
The data was collected over a two year period, ending in March 2011. Highlights differentiations on the basis of gender in 141 economies around the world, covering six areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit and going to court.
Workplace Immigration Report   A
Workplace Law Report   A
World Communications Regulation Report   A
World Data Protection Report   A
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
World Intellectual Property Report   A
World News Connection   A
Non-U.S. media, including newspapers, magazines, media broadcasts and conference proceedings.
World Securities Law Report   A
World Trade Online   A
The latest world trade news and developments, including the publications Daily News and Inside US Trade, and a trade-related documents library.
World Trade Organization (WTO)
World Treaty Library - HeinOnline   W
WorldCat (use for WCL interlibrary loans)   W
A union catalog of libraries world-wide. The WCL community may use WorldCat with our interlibrary loan system, ILLiad.
WorldTradeLaw.net   W
This is a comprehensive world trade law website. Anyone can do a full-text search of all GATT/WTO Panel and Appellate Body reports, arbitration awards, and decisions. They also have freely available lists of and basic information on those items, as well as subject-matter pages on anti-dumping, ATC, safeguards, SPS, subsides/countervailing duties, trade in services, and TRIPS. It you are on the WCL network, you also have access to their WTO Dispute Settlement Commentaries (these are summaries and critical analyses of all new WTO Panel and Appellate Body reports within 1-3 weeks after they are circulated to the WTO Members), complete with an index of legal provisions/terms and a full-text search capability, as well as Dispute Settlement Commentaries for selected WTO arbitrations and for NAFTA Chapter 20 Panel reports.
Worldwide Tax Laws on RIA Worldwide Taxes   W
RIA Worldwide Tax Law covers major laws for many countries, including income and corporate tax law, VAT, corporation law, trust law, commercial codes, environmental law, money laundering and other regulations affecting financial transactions, labor law, and bankruptcy.
WTO Reporter   A

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W - Washington College of Law community only.

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