Online Journals, Databases & Indexes
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Associations Yellow Book (Leadership Directories)
- Asian Journal of Comparative Law
- Global Jurist
- International Commentary on Evidence
- Journal of Tort Law
- Review of Law & Economics
- Issues in Legal Scholarship
- Muslim World Journal of Human Rights
- Theoretical Inquiries in Law
- ABA/BNA Laywers Manual on Professional Conduct*
- Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report
- Criminal Law Reporter
- Electronic Commerce & Law Report
- Environment & Safety Library*
- Environment Reporter - Current Reports
- The Family Law Reporter
- Health Law Reporter
- International Trade Reporter - Current Reports
- Intellectual Property Library
- Labor Relations Reporter/Labor & Employment Law Library*
- Patent, Trademark, & Copyright Journal
- Securities Regulation and Law Report
- Tax Management Library
- Tax Management Weekly Report
- U.S. Law Week
- U.S. Patent Quarterly
ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct (BNA)
A source for news and guidance on virtually every aspect of attorney conduct and legal ethics. The Manual is organized into four main sections: the Practice Guides, Ethics Rules, Current Reports, and Ethics Opinions. Contains the full text of every ABA ethics opinion issued from 1986 onward, digests of state and local ethics opinions from 1986 to the present, and links to state Web sites for the full text of state ethics rules and opinions.
Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report
P rovides coverage of legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments affecting restrictive trade practice law.
Attorney General Opinions
See U.S. Attorney General Opinions
Asian Journal of Comparative Law
The Asian Journal of Comparative Law is a new peer-reviewed journal for Asian perspectives on the law and legal perspectives on Asia.
CCH Tax Research Services
Contains the entire library of CCH tax resources, including federal and state tax reporters for all 50 states, tax guides, in-depth coverage of tax issues, and an integrated daily tax news service.
Code of Federal Regulations (from HeinOnline)
Columbia International Affairs Online
Source for theory and research in international affairs. CIAO publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 on that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences.
See LexisNexis Congressional
Congressional Yellow Book (Leadership Directories)
Criminal Law Reporter
Weekly reports provide coverage and analysis of federal and state court decisions, federal legislative activities, and administrative developments in criminal law.
Electronic Commerce & Law Report (BNA)
Weekly reports feature comprehensive yet selective coverage of the major legal issues surrounding digital communications content, transactions, and infrastructure, on federal, state, and international levels.
English Reports, Full Reprint (1220-1865) (from HeinOnline)
Environment & Safety Library* (BNA)
Gives access to all the information needed to understand and comply with federal and state environment and safety laws and regulations. In addition to the full text of those laws and regulations, which are updated continually, ESL includes the full text of environment and safety laws and regulations in Canada and Mexico; the full text of European Union directives and regulations; the complete text of thousands of legal decisions made by federal, state, and administrative courts; and thousands of interactive forms, guidance documents, directories, agency memoranda, and international treaties and agreements.
Environment Reporter (BNA)
Weekly reports provide analysis and coverage of legislative, regulatory, legal, and policy news concerning the environment.
European Center for Minority Issues (from HeinOnline)
European Journal of International Law †
Systematic coverage of the relationship between international law and the law of the European Union and its member states.
Family Law Reporter (BNA)
Weekly reports contain highlights and cases back to 1996 on a wide variety of family law issues in federal and state contexts, including a detailed family law tax guide.
Federal Register (from HeinOnline)
Federal Yellow Book (Leadership Directories)
Foreign & International Law Resources Database (from HeinOnline)
Global Jurist offers a forum for scholarly cyber-debate on issues of comparative law, law and economics, international law, law and development, and legal anthropology.
Health Law Reporter (BNA)
Weekly report on the latest legal developments that influence the health care industry, including new cases, federal and state legislation, rules from federal regulators, and enforcement trends.
Hein OnLine is an ever-expanding, image-based collection of legal materials and law reviews. It provides access to a growing collection of legal periodicals (over 1,000 titles, in most cases beginning with the first issue of each journal); a library of legal classics (more than 1,000 volumes); full reprints of the English Reports (1220-1865); the Federal Register (1936-current); the Code of Federal Regulations (1938-1983); the U.S. Statutes at Large (1789-2004); U.S. Reports (1754-2005) and U.S. Reports Slip Opinions (2002-current); an extensive Treaties and Agreements Library; a U.S. Federal Legislative History Library; and much more. All material is in image-based PDF format and is full-text searchable. As of April 2007, nearly 27 million pages were available in the HeinOnline database.
Index to Legal Periodicals (Wilson)
The Index to Legal Periodicals consists of two databases:
a. Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text (1982 - ) provides citations to more than 850 legal periodicals including legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, statutes, bar association publications, university publications, and government publications. ILP Full Text also has full text of articles from more than 200 select periodicals, as far back as 1994, and links to full-text articles available elsewhere.
b. Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective provides citations from print editions of the Index to Legal Periodicals published between 1908-1981.
International Commentary on Evidence
International Commentary on Evidence is a peer-reviewed journal on evidence law and theory.
International Trade Reporter - Current Reports (BNA)
Weekly reports containing current information on all major developments affecting U.S. trade, international business, and U.S. trading partners. Monitors activities of the International Trade Commission, Departments of State, Treasury, and Commerce, World Trade Organization, and European Union. Reports on new U.S. laws and agency actions likely to have an impact on imports and exports. Covers significant court and administrative rulings involving U.S. trade law, including opinions of the U.S. Court of International Trade, International Trade Administration, and International Trade Commission. Tracks international treaty negotiations and agreements.
Intellectual Property Library* (BNA)
Provides the full text of all decisions reported in United States Patents Quarterly from 1929 to the present, combined with finding aids to facilitate the search process. Includes federal statutes and regulations on patent, copyright, and related matters. Incorporates the full text of the treatise, Patents & the Federal Circuit as well as the weekly Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal.
Issues in Legal Scholarship (Berkeley Electronic Press)
Provides a forum for discussion of seminal articles and important issues in legal scholarship. The journal consists of a series of symposia that often begin by republishing a seminal article in the field.
Journal of Environmental Law (Oxford) †
Journal of Forensic Sciences
The official publication of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Includes papers on original investigations, observations, scholarly inquiries, and reviews. Its scope encompasses forensic toxicology, pathology, psychiatry, immunology, jurisprudence, criminalistics, odontology, physical anthropology, and questioned documents and engineering. Also contains papers dealing with forensic-oriented aspects of the social sciences.
Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford)†
Covers subjects which concern the relation of law to international economic activity.
Journal of Legal Studies (Oxford)†
Journal of Tort Law
The only peer-reviewed academic journal in the U.S. devoted to tort law, the Journal of Tort Law publishes cutting-edge scholarship in tort theory and jurisprudence
JSTOR (The Scholarly Journal Archive)
Full-text articles from nearly 400 journals in the arts and sciences, political science, statistics, economics and philosophy, excluding the issues from the last few years. Included articles are searchable in full text, and retrievable in PDF format.
Judicial Yellow Book †(Leadership Directories)
Labor Relations Reporter/Labor & Employment Law Library* (BNA)
Collection of services covering federal and state labor relations law, collective bargaining, fair employment practices, the Americans with Disabilities Act, individual employment rights, labor arbitration, and wage and hours laws.
A fully-searchable database indexing and containing bibliographic information about over 7,500 legal looseleafs, newsletters and CD-ROM products.
Law Firms Yellow Book (Leadership Directories)
Law Journal Library (from HeinOnline)
See Law Journal Library
Leadership Library ("Yellow Books")
The Leadership Directories (aka "Yellow Books") provide access to names, titles and addresses for people working in the public and private sectors. The directories include information about federal, regional, state and municipal agencies and representatives; associations and non-profits organizations; law firms, corporations and financial institutions; judicial and foreign representatives; and news media. Useful not only for contact information but also for job searching, understanding corporate structure, and identifying individuals' board memberships. Information can be downloaded into spreadsheets for use in a mail merge document.
Legal Classics Library (from HeinOnline)
See U.S. Federal Legislative History
Legal Scholarship Network (SSRN)
See Social Science Research Network
LegalTrac (Legal Resource Index)
Offers indexing for all major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty law publications, bar association journals and thousands of law-related articles from general interest publications. Also includes the full text of selected journal articles in PDF format.
Comprehensive access to information by and about the United States Congress, as well as United States legislative history. Includes legislation and public policy, statistical information including projections and analyses, federal regulations, voting and financial records for individual members as well as members of various congressional committees.
LexisNexis State Capital
Indexes legislative information from the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Coverage begins, generally, in 1991 and is current to the present legislative session.
Allows users to search summaries of statistical publications from government and private sources, then link to the full-text of selected publications.
A digital archive of government documents and other out-of-copyright literature of interest to researchers in law and history, derived from the Law Library Microform Consortium's backfile of more than 90,000 volumes. The archive is currently divided into federal executive, judicial and legislative collections, each separately searchable in various ways, including full text. As volumes are transformed from microfiche into digital images, the archive will ultimately grow to encompass LLMC's entire backfile.
The Making of Modern Law
Provides access to over 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. This service gives researchers access to critical legal history in ways not previously possible. It offers various retrieval and browsing options, including full-text searching on more than 10 million pages. Digital images of every page of every work can be viewed, printed and downloaded.
Muslim World Journal of Human Rights
The Muslim World Journal of Human Rights is an academic forum dedicated to the pressing question of human rights in the Muslim world.
NBER National Bureau of Economic Research)
Offers working papers in PDF format covering diverse areas such as corporate finance, health and health care, international finance, trade and investment, labor, technology as well papers devoted to the historical development of the American economy. The National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The Bureau concentrates on four types of empirical research: developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, assessing the effects of public policies on the U.S. economy, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals.
A collection of ebooks -- all full text books in electronic format that can be downloaded to your desktop or laptop computer for specified "loan periods." The collection can be searched for a specific by title, author, subject, or for words within the text.
Nonprofit Sector Yellow Book (Leadership Directories)
Philip C. Jessup Library (from HeinOnline)
Review of Law & Economics
The Review of Law & Economics publishes theoretical and empirical peer-reviewed research in law and economics-related subjects.
RIA Checkpoint (RIA)
RIA Checkpoint is an electronic tax research service which provides access to primary tax law sources as well as editorial content and explanations of tax law. It includes access to the Internal Revenue Code, Treasury Regulations, Court cases, IRS rulings, and proposed legislation. It also includes a citator which provides information about subsequent citations of authority.
Securities Regulation and Law Report (BNA)
Weekly reports covering federal and state developments in the regulation of securities and futures trading and accounting, with objective coverage of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, industry, courts, and Congress.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in law and the social sciences. SSRN's Legal Scholarship Network consists of an abstracts database and an electronic paper collection containing thousands of downloadable full text documents in PDF format.
State Capital Universe
See LexisNexis State Capital
See LexisNexis Statistical
Statutes at Large
See U.S. Statutes at Large
See U.S. Supreme Court Library
Tax Management Weekly Report (BNA)
Provides information on legislative, regulatory, judicial, and policy developments from the Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, the courts, and in Congress. The Report also provides articles on new and emerging areas of taxation.
Theoretical Inquiries in Law (Berkeley Electronic Press)
The journal publishes articles that are presented at international conferences organized by the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law of the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. The Journal specializes in the application to legal problems of insights developed in other disciplines, such as moral and political theory, epistemology, social sciences, economics and game theory, probability theory, and cognitive psychology.
Journal that covers changes in Post-Communist Societies. Covers Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union.
Treaties and Agreements Library (from HeinOnline)
United Nations Documents Index (Readex)
Subject index to United Nations documents including Official Records, masthead documents, draft resolutions, meeting records, UN Sales Publications, and the UN Treaty Series. Also included is the full-text of several thousand UN documents.
United Nations Treaty Collection
Provides access to the current status of the Multilateral Treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, the United Nations Treaty Series (full text of UN treaties), and Recently Deposited Multilateral Treaties.
U.S. Attorney General Opinions (from HeinOnline)
U.S. Law Week (BNA)
USLW’s editors select and summarize federal and state court and administrative cases that establish new precedents, address new statutes, contribute to emerging legal doctrines, tackle current controversies, or further Circuit splits. The service also tracks all cases brought before the U.S. Supreme Court from the initial docketing of the case until its conclusion. USLW publishes orders in pending cases, orders granting or denying review, the schedule for argument, excerpts of oral arguments, and full-text opinions.
U.S. Federal Legislative History Library (from HeinOnline)
U.S. Presidential Library (from HeinOnline)
U.S. Statutes at Large (from HeinOnline)
U.S. Supreme Court Library (from HeinOnline)