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Access UN
The premier index to United Nations documents including Official Records, masthead documents, draft resolutions, meeting records, UN Sales Publications, and the UN Treaty Series citations. Also included is the full-text of several thousand UN documents.
Categories: Foreign & International Law,
Aladin
Catalog of Mullen Library
(Metro-area academic libraries catalog and Mullen Library databases)
Categories: Directories & Indexes,
Attorney General Opinions - HeinOnline
HeinOnline has various modules, which are are fully-searchable. This library contains PDF documents for Attorney General's National Committee to Study the Antitrust Laws (1955) -- Attorney General. Annual Report. U.S. Department of Justice (1870-2005) -- Digest of the Published Opinions of the Attorneys-General, & of the Leading Decisions of the Federal Courts, with Reference to International Law, Treaties and Kindred Subjects (1877) -- Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States (1791-1982) -- Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice (1977-1996)
Categories: Topical Legal Research, Government Resources,
Bloomberg Law
Comprehensive legal database which includes access to an array of BNA Bloomberg products, docket searching, PLI and ABA publications, and a variety of other primary and secondary resources.
Categories: Directories & Indexes,
BNA Premier
BNA Premier provides full-text access to news and information on a wide variety of topics including health law, intellectual property, environmental law, family law, labor and employment law, and other public policy and regulatory issues. CUA-CLS faculty and students may sign up for email alerts and summaries.
Categories: Topical Legal Research,
CALI - Online Registration Required
The Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Library of Lessons is a collection of over 675 interactive, computer-based lessons covering 33 legal education subject areas. They are interactive tutorials written by law faculty to supplement traditional law school instruction.
CCH Intelliconnect - Internet Research Network
Online version of numerous CCH loose-leaf services, such as the Bankruptcy Law Reporter, Federal Securities Law Reporter, Blue Sky Law Reporter, Trade Regulation Reporter, Federal Banking Law Reporter, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Reporter, Standard Federal Tax Reporter, EEOC Manual, Labor Arbitration Awards, Copyright Law Reporter, and others.
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Categories: Topical Legal Research,
Code of Federal Regulations (1936 - present) - HeinOnline
the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which is the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations (sometimes called administrative law) published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government of the United States. The CFR is a multivolume set divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. While new regulations are continually becoming effective, the physical printing of the CFR is updated once every calendar year and is scheduled on a quarterly basis. The coverage offered in HeinOnline begins from the CFR's inception in 1938.
Categories: Government Resources, Topical Legal Research,
Constitutions of the Countries of the World
Includes English translations of the constitutions of 192 countries and 144 territories and dependencies, along with extensive expert commentary. Also offers access to the current constitutions of the United States, each of the 50 states and the 15 US territories.
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Categories: Foreign & International Law,
English Reports, Full reprint (1220-1867) - HeinOnline
HeinOnline allows you to search or browse all 176 volumes of the English Reports, Full Reprint along with its "Index of Cases" and "Index Chart." This collection encompasses the decisions of the English Courts prior to the commencement of the Law Reports in 1865. It represents reprints of 275 separate series of reports, arranged by the English Courts: House of Lords, Chancery, Rolls Court, etc. The English Reports, Full Reprint contains over 100,000 cases reprinted verbatim and spans the years 1220 to 1867. Part of HeinOnline.
Categories: Foreign & International Law,
Environmental Law Reporter
Environmental Law Reporter: News & Analysis – an environmental law and policy research site, with an archive of news articles and analysis from 1972 to present. It also contains extensive links to state and federal cases, statutes and regulations. A detailed subject matter index is provided to locate materials, along with an option for basic and advanced keyword searching.
Categories: Topical Legal Research, Law Review & Journal Articles,
Federal Legislative History Library - HeinOnline
This database has two components. The first is the Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories Database and is derived from the looseleaf publication Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories: A Bibliography of Government Documents, Periodical Articles, and Books by Nancy P. Johnson, Law Librarian and Professor of Law Georgia State University College of Law. All compilations for major laws are included in the database with the following exceptions: appropriations measures; ceremonial matters; laws that extend the life of an agency or authority; and laws that affect small numbers of persons or specific regions of the country. The sources for these compilations include congressional documents, legal periodicals, treatises and looseleaf services. The second component is the Legislative History Title Collection. This is a collection of full-text legislative histories on some of the most important and historically significant legislation of our time. In addition to major complete legislative histories this collection includes texts related to legislative histories. A legislative history is the collection of documents that are produced in Congress during the enactment of a law.
Categories: Government Resources,
Federal Register (1936-present ) - HeinOnline
The Federal Register library contains the Federal Register from its inception in 1936, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Administrative Procedure Act, Code of Emergency Federal Regulations, the U.S. Government Manual and the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. The Federal Register is the main source for the United States federal government agencies' proposed new rules, final rules, changes to existing rules and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
Categories: Government Resources,
Foreign Law Guide (Reynolds & Flores)
The goal of Foreign Law Guide is to provide sources of English translations of full text legislation. Although that remains a primary goal, the editors have expanded their efforts to include translations in other languages, typically those considered on an international level to be “accessible languages,” such as French, German, Spanish, Italian, etc. This work provides essential information on primary and secondary sources of foreign law—what it is, where to find it, and how to use it. It contains information on more than 170 jurisdictions from major nations to crown colonies, semi-independent states and supra-national regional organizations. The work is comprehensive in content and global in scope and contains exhaustive links within the work and to many URLs on the world level.
Categories: Foreign & International Law,
HeinOnline
A searchable digital library of full-text collections of legal journals, texts, cases, statutes, regulations, presidential materials, congressional documents, treaties, as well as international and foreign legal journals, cases and materials. Content is in the original page-image (PDF) format, ensuring the authenticity of the original hardcopy document. Content includes historical and current materials.
Categories: Directories & Indexes, Law Review & Journal Articles, Topical Legal Research, Government Resources, Foreign & International Law,
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (1985-present)
Topical access to approximately 470 international and comparative legal periodicals and 26 collections of essays. Coverage begins in 1985.
Categories: Directories & Indexes, Foreign & International Law, Law Review & Journal Articles,
Index to Legal Periodicals (1982-present)
Index to Legal Periodicals & Books is a bibliographic database that cites articles from over 1,000 legal periodicals and indexes law books. Periodical coverage includes law reviews, bar association journals, university publications, yearbooks, institutes, and government publications. Index to Legal Periodicals & Books covers all areas of jurisprudence, including recent court decisions, new legislation, and original scholarship.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles, Directories & Indexes,
Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective (1908-present)
Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective offers historical coverage of law reviews, bar association journals, university publications, yearbooks, institutes, and government publications.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles, Directories & Indexes,
International Business Transactions - Kluwer Law Online
A searchable PDF version of this major resource for international business law. Over fifty chapters are included, each addressing a different type of business agreement. Expert commentary is provided, along with a large collection of sample forms for download. Transactions discussed include licensing agreements, construction contracts, distribution agreements, secured lending, joint ventures, letters of credit and arbitration agreements.
Categories: Foreign & International Law,
International Encyclopaedia of Laws - Kluwer Law Online
A searchable PDF version of this major treatise on comparative law. It provides a country-by-country analysis of the law in a number of different subject areas, including contracts, intellectual property, constitutional, criminal and corporations law. For many jurisdictions, the full text of statutes and other primary source material is appended.
Categories: Foreign & International Law,
Internet Law Resource Center - BNA
Contains a comprehensive collection of cases, statutes, regulations and court filings related to domestic and international Internet law. Also includes topical analysis covering issues such as intellectual property rights, freedom of speech, criminal liability and cyber security.
Categories: Topical Legal Research,
Jessup Moot Court Compendium - HeinOnline
Through special arrangement with the International Law Students Association (ILSA), the Jessup collection in HeinOnline provides access to all of the top moot court competitions since 1960. In addition, several publications of ILSA are also available.
Tags: moot court,
Journal Finder
Alphabetical list of online journals found in Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline, and JSTOR.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles,
Kluwer Arbitration
This database contains the major international agreements, rules, and institutional information available in current international arbitration. It includes national laws, national rules, case law of awards, and even some submissions or interim orders under various arbitral regimes.
Categories: Foreign & International Law,
Law Journal Library - HeinOnline
Contains the full content of more than 1,530 law and law-related periodicals in PDF format. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. Search by citation, article title, author, or keyword.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles,
Leadership Library - Yellowbooks
Leadership Library on the Internet, which is updated daily, is a unique personnel contact database of the institutional leadership of the United States. Covers 400,000 individuals at 40,000 leading U.S. government, business, professional, and nonprofit organizations. Users can browse and search and export information. Integrates the contents of 14 Yellow Book directories: Congressional, Federal, State, Municipal, Federal Regional, Judicial, Corporate, Financial, News Media, Associations, Law Firms, Government Affairs, Foreign Representatives and Nonprofit Sector.
Categories: Directories & Indexes,
Legal Classics - HeinOnline
The HeinOnline Legal Classics Library offers more than 1,400 works from some of the greatest legal minds in history, including Joseph Story, Louis Brandeis, Benjamin N. Cardozo and Edwardo Coke. In addition to many "classics", this collection includes rare items that are found in only a handful of libraries around the world. The collection focuses on constitutional law, political science, and other classic topics. You can browse or search this large collection of classics by title, author and/or subject.
Legal treatises, 1800-1920 - Making of Modern Law
Full-text searchable collection of 21,000 British and American legal treatises from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The 10 million+ pages available in this database are viewable as PDF images. Content was originally published in the microfilm sets “Nineteenth-Century Legal Treatises” and “Twentieth-Century Legal Treatises.”
Gale 19th Century and 20th Century legal treatises microfiche collections
Categories: Topical Legal Research,
LegalTrac / Legal Resource Index (1980-present)
Provides cumulative indexing of approximately 875 legal publications. Also includes law related articles from more than 1,000 additional business and general interest periodicals. Coverage begins in 1980.
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Categories: Directories & Indexes, Law Review & Journal Articles,
LegalTrac / Legal Resource Index (1980-present) via Westlaw
Provides cumulative indexing of approximately 875 legal publications. Also includes law related articles from more than 1,000 additional business and general interest periodicals. Coverage begins in 1980.
Index to Legal Periodicals (1982-present) via Westlaw
Categories: Directories & Indexes, Law Review & Journal Articles,
LexisNexis
Comprehensive database of legal and non-legal resources. Comprehensive database of legal and non-legal resources.
Categories: Topical Legal Research,
LexisNexis Academic
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles, Topical Legal Research,
LLMCdigital
Electronic database of historical legal materials containing case reporters, statutes of the U.S. and selected foreign nations, U.S. government documents, and many other legal materials. A rich source for legal history researchers.
LLMC Digital
Categories: Government Resources,
Presidential Documents - HeinOnline
HeinOnline's U.S. Presidential Library includes such titles as Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Public Papers of the Presidents, CFR Title 3 (Presidents), Weekly Compilation of the Presidential Documents, Economic Report of the President, and other documents relating to U.S. presidents.
Categories: Government Resources,
ProQuest Congressional (formerly Congressional Universe)
Full text and indexing of U.S. Congressional documents. Indexing begins with the 1st Congress. Full text coverage as follows: Bills from 1989; Hearings from 1980-2010 (some more recent documents also available); United States Serials Set from 1789-current; the Congressional Record from 1985; Public Laws from 1987. For more information, see Content Coverage Chart
Categories: Government Resources,
ProQuest Databases
Law students have access to more than 30 additional Proquest databases through the Mullen Library. These include newspapers, dissertations and theses, and journal collections: ABI/Inform and Proquest Research Library.
Categories: Directories & Indexes,
ProQuest Digital Newspapers
ProQuest Digital Microfilm – a great source for high-resolution original article images from major newspapers. At present, the collection includes the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Law Journal and New York Law Journal. Coverage is from 2008 to present, with a three month delay. There is no search function for content, but articles can be located by date and title of publication.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles,
Religion Case Reporter
This database provides access to reported cases concerning religion (Jan. 1998 - Present). Access is also provided to more than 2000 indexed topics and subtopics, and over 1,500 federal and state statutes.
Tags: cases, religion,
Categories: Topical Legal Research,
Session Laws (States, US and Canada) - HeinOnline
The Session Laws Library contains session laws for the United States, Canada, the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The U.S. Statutes at Large are available from 1789 forward, in PDF format.
Tags: statutes,
Categories: Government Resources,
Shepard's Citations (On campus only)
A component of LexisNexis Academic, this service enables researchers to check the history and treatment of cases, statutes, regulations and other legal instruments. Please note that this is not a part of LexisNexis Law School.
Tags: shepard\'s,
Statutes at Large (1789-present) HeinOnline
This HeinOnline Library provides full-text image quality access to the U.S. Statutes at Large (1789-most recent).
Categories: Government Resources,
Supreme Court Library - HeinOnline
HeinOnline's U.S. Supreme Court Library includes complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports bound volumes as well as preliminary prints, slip opinions, and books and periodicals related to the U.S. Supreme Court.
US Supreme Court
Categories: Topical Legal Research, Government Resources,
Supreme Court Records & Briefs, 1832-1978 (Making of Modern Law)
The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 is comprised primarily of holdings of the Harvard and Yale law libraries. The Harvard collection contains a vast number of popular printed accounts of sensational trials for murder, adultery, and other scandalous crimes. The overall archive comprising more than 10,000 titles and almost two million pages also contains unique documents from the Library of the Bar of the City of New York. It includes unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs, and arguments; and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations.
Categories: Government Resources,
Taxation and Economic Reform in America (TERA) Legislative histories (1781-2009) - HeinOnline
The Taxation & Economic Reform in American database includes the complete Carlton Fox collection, which contains nearly 48 years of historical legislation related to the internal revenue laws. It also includes more than 25 other legislative histories related to U.S. economic reform and stimulus plans. With its rich archive of law review articles, HeinOnline connects the legislation to key law review articles, allowing you to not only read and follow the laws, but also to fully understand how they have had an impact on the economy.
Legislative histories (1781-2009) from HeinOnline
Categories: Government Resources,
Telecommunications Law Resource Center - BNA
Provides complete online coverage of Pike & Fisher’s Communications Regulation, with coverage of cases, statutes, regulations and FCC decisions from 1964 to present. Also features analysis of current developments in the fields of broadcasting, cable, telephony and wireless.
Categories: Topical Legal Research,
TWEN (The West Education Network)
TWEN provides course management support for legal education. It allows students and faculty to share information and communicate more effectively. This service is available only to Westlaw subscribers.
U. S. Law Week - BNA
Newsletter highlighting the most significant cases and key legislative, regulatory, and pre-decisional developments, across the country, across all areas of the law
US Law Week
Categories: Topical Legal Research,
UN Treaty Collection (United Nations)
Collection includes: Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary General (MTDSG), UN Treaty Series, Certified True Copies of Treaties, and Depositary Notifications. Photographs of Treaty Signature ceremonies are included in the MTDSG portion of the site, as are Titles of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General in the UN Official Languages. Note: This site works best with Internet Explorer.
Tags: treaties,
Categories: Foreign & International Law,
United Nations Law Collection (including UN Treaty Series, 1946-current) - HeinOnline
This database adds a selection of major yearbooks, official records, and series in scanned format for the United Nations historically and also includes material from currently published titles. It is searchable and will be further expanded in future releases. Sample titles include the complete documentary “Legislative History” of the United Nations Conference on International Organization held in San Francisco from April 25 to June 26, 1945 and the UNCITRAL Yearbook, and many more. Part of HeinOnline.
Tags: treaties,
Categories: Foreign & International Law,
United States Serial Set (1789-    ) - ProQuest
The US Serial Set collection is a collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under the directive of Congress. It contains comprehensive and often detailed information on an extremely wide range of subjects. Its earliest documents date from 1789.
(formerly: LexisNexis Congressional)
Categories: Government Resources,
United States Treaties & Agreements - HeinOnline
The Treaties and Agreements Library on HeinOnline includes all U.S. treaties, whether currently in-force, expired, or not-yet officially published. This is the world's largest and most complete online collection of U.S. treaties and agreements and includes such prominent collections as the United States Treaties and Other International Agreements set (commonly referred to as the "Blue set"), as well as famous sets from Bevans, Miller, Malloy and others.
Tags: treaties,
Categories: Foreign & International Law,
Westlaw
Westlaw, one of the largest legal databases, is available only to subscribers. Westlaw’s scope is vast and includes domestic, foreign, and international law.
Categories: Topical Legal Research,
WorldCat - OCLC
This union catalog of collections from around the world is one of the largest bibliographic databases. An important resource for determining bibliographic accuracy and holdings information. Our law library’s holdings are not listed here but can be found in Columbo.
Categories: Directories & Indexes,
WorldTradeLaw.net
Provides detailed summaries and commentaries on WTO Panel and Appellate Body Reports. Each document provides a basic summary of the panel's or Appellate Body's legal findings and conclusions, a timeline, references to other reports and materials, and expert analysis on many of the key issues in the report. There is also access to the full text of the Panel and Appellate Reports.
(alternate names: Dispute Settlement Commentaries, World Trade Law)
Categories: Foreign & International Law,

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